Los contenidos informativos en la RTVA y las televisiones locales crecieron desde 2011 hasta casi un 20%, según el CAA

24 may, 2018 / By lavanguardia.com La única televisión autonómica privada de Andalucía no emite informativos pese a estar obligada a difundir dos diarios de media hora. Entre el año 2011 y el año 2017, los contenidos informativos emitidos por la RTVA y las televisiones locales crecieron cuatro puntos, al pasar del 15,7 al 19,7…

400 election observers in Turkey for June 24

22 may, 2018 / By ansamed.info Nearly 400 observers will be in Turkey for the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission for the early parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24. In addition to a team of experts, the international mission says it has also recommended sending 28 long-term observers for deployment throughout the country and a…

Money without counterparts. In Portuguese

21 may, 2018 / By Joao Paulo Meneses, macaubusiness.com Independence is total, without government interference, in the Portuguese language press. Despite hefty subsidies “Although the Portuguese and English media are more critical of the Macau Government, their readers are so few that their reports can hardly be influential,” is the considered opinion of academic Bill…

Turkish media bias a concern ahead of elections

22 may, 2018 / By Karwan Faidhi Dri, rudaw.net Turkish media is violating regulations, giving the ruling party astronomically more air time than opposition parties and leaving Kurdish voices off the airwaves entirely. Turkey’s Media Communication and Postal Employees Union (HABER-SEN) recently published figures of how much time state-funded media TRT has given to each…

UNESCO Reports on Trends in Media Freedom

22 may, 2018 / By Catherine Benson Wahlén 14 May 2017: The third edition of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report titled, ‘World Trends on Freedom of Expression and Media Development,’ reflects on developments in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists. Participants discussed the report in concert with the…

Media pluralism and democracy in EU countries

21 may, 2018 / By jodi.graphics Share of people saying that media in their country doesn’t provide a diversity of views and opinions (%) – 2016 Two-thirds of respondents agree that their national media provide a diversity of views and opinions The majority of respondents (66%) agree their national media provide a diversity of views…

French-Speaking Belgium Eyes Updated Media Decree

10 may, 2018 / By Marguerite Clark, Radio World The government of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation has amended a draft decree encompassing audiovisual media services in French-speaking Belgium. The text, which still needs to be approved by the Belgian Parliament, but according to Media Minister Jean-Claude Marcourt, should be applied “as soon as possible,” pushes for…

UNESCO: los medios sufren cada vez una mayor presión del poder político

10 may, 2018 / By La República Se presentaron las conclusiones del informe “Tendencias Mundiales en Libertad de Expresión y Desarrollo de los Medios”. Entre 2012 y 2016 se asesinaron a 530 periodistas. La Unessco presentó ayer las principales conclusiones de su informe “Tendencias Mundiales en Libertad de Expresión y Desarrollo de los Medios”. Incluye cuatro planos: las tendencias…

Hajia Hijacks Press Freedom

9 may, 2018 / By Gordon Offin-Amaniampong Freedom of speech means nothing to some people. It’s nothing to such individuals, but a piece of onion flash down the kitchen sink. If it weren’t so why would they have the gut to smack or assault journalists who are merely exercising their fourth estate duties? I call them…

The Predictable Season

9 may, 2018 / By Peter Gross Spring has finally arrived. The weather is warming, students are thinking about summer vacation, soccer fans are intently following the Europa League and salivating over the upcoming World Cup, and media watchdog organizations are giving us the customary bad news in their annual reports. The year-by-year downward turn…