Kazakh Court Upholds Order To Close Media Outlet Known For Critical Articles

27 February 2015 / By RTT News Staff Writer An appeals court in Kazakhstan has upheld an order to close a media outlet known for its critical articles. ADAM bol (“Be A Person”), an independent weekly, is the latest media outlet to be shuttered in Kazakhstan since late 2012, when authorities began a concerted crackdown…

Media professional speaks on responsible information sharing

26 February 2015 / By Mizzima News How can journalists reconcile the need to share information with the danger that the news they report could potentially incite violence or spread panic? Pakistani media professional Ms Puruesh Chaudhary and others will address that question at the International Press Institute’s 2015 World Congress and General Assembly from…

Media Pluralism Key For a Healthy Media Environment

19 February 2015 / By Silvia Chocarro There is no question media pluralism and diversity are crucial for strong democracies. The pressing question is how to guarantee it. According to a group of Latin American experts that met in Washington, DC, the media environment in the region needs some regulation–but without undermining media independence. The…

Greece Ranks 91st in World Press Freedom Index

19 February 2015 / By Ioanna Zikakou Greece ranked 91st in the annual Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index 2015, which is a step up compared to last year when the country was ranked in 99th place. The World Press Freedom Index ranks the performance of 180 countries according to a range of criteria that…

Group: PH still ranks low in press freedom

13 February 2015 / By Jigger J. Jerusalem THE continuing impunity and the unabated media killings in the country are still the main reasons the Philippines has ranked low in a worldwide survey on press freedom, a media group leader said Friday. Although its ranking among the 180 countries has moved a few notches higher, the…