Poland’s new PM sees punishment from Brussels coming

14 December 2017 / ByJan Strupczewski and Gabriela Baczynska, Reuters Poland’s new prime minister said on Thursday he expected the European Commission to launch an unprecedented punishment procedure against Warsaw next week after months of wrangling over the rule of law. Several thousand people gathered in Poland’s largest towns on Thursday evening to protest against…

Politics, Human Rights And The Media In Ghana

14 December 2017 / By Prof Kwame Karikari Politics and the mass media are as interlinked as, to borrow a local expression, the teeth and the tongue. Neither can do without the other. Since the newspaper, the first medium of mass communication, was first developed, it has always served as an instrument for the pursuit of…

Russia’s Media Monitor Moves To Block Websites Of ‘Undesirable’ Organizations

December 12, 2017 / By RFE/RL’s Russian Service Russia’s Roskomnadzor media regulatory agency has begun blocking access to websites of organizations deemed “undesirable” by the Justice Ministry under a 2015 law aimed at restricting the activity of organizations the Kremlin accuses of fomenting political dissent. The regulator’s website on December 12 posted a notice that it…

Myanmar media urged to bring positive social change

December 8, 2017 / By Myanmar Myanmar media must act as the conscience of society and strive to bring about positive change, according to Min Jeong Kim, head of the UNESCO office in Myanmar. “We must bring people together, not tear them apart. We must open the doors to dialogue and peace-building, not close them shut,”…

Mexico Must Redouble Efforts to Protect Journalists

December 6, 2017 / By David Kaye, http://www.scoop.co.nz/ Mexico must take bold steps to address the violence faced by journalists, two human rights experts have stated after a week-long official mission examining freedom of expression in the country. “Violence against journalists has been a crisis for Mexico for more than a decade, and yet, despite the Government’s…

Gambia Takes Step Towards Media Pluralism in the TV Sector

December 4, 2017 / By http://www.foroyaa.gm/ On Friday, President Barrow inaugurated the first ever privately owned television station in The Gambia. This marks an important step in the development of the media in The Gambia. The public now has the choice to view the Gambian television station of their choice. Media pluralism is an important factor…

Who Owns the Media in Morocco? List Released for the First Time

November 24 / By Neaman Lerhmari, Morocco World News Rabat – Moroccan-based investigative media Le Desk has partnered with Reporters Without Borders to author a web-based report on media ownership in Morocco. The international initiative aims to bring more transparency to the Moroccan media landscape in an attempt to answer the age-old question: who controls the media? “Monitoring and ensuring ownership…

La presidenta del CAA destaca la mejora del pluralismo en las televisiones públicas locales

November 23, 2017 / By El Mundo La presidenta del Consejo Audiovisual de Andalucía (CAA), Emelina Fernández, ha destacado la sensible mejora en el pluralismo político en las televisiones públicas locales de Andalucía producida desde las últimas elecciones municipales. En su comparecencia ante la Comisión de Presidencia, Administración Local y Memoria Democrática del Parlamento andaluz…