Greek media in disarray

29 May 2015 / By Maria Kyriakidou There is perhaps no other field that better illustrates how deeply ingrained clientelism is in Greek political culture than the media sector. Politicians, media and business have long been operating as a ‘triangle of power’, where private and political interests are intrinsically intertwined and where the media function as…

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Algo más que la libertad de expresión

27 May 2015 / María Amparo Grau. El nacional.com Los postulados desarrollados por el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos sobre la libertad de expresión en el asunto “Handyside”, y reiterados en muchas de las decisiones de la materia, nos permiten afirmar que lo que ocurre contra los directivos y editores de varios medios de comunicación…

Burundi descends into communication ‘blackout’

16 May 2015 / Elsa Buchanan. International Business Times UK A day after an attempted coup in Burundi failed, the country has descended into a communications “blackout”, as all but one media have been shut down and opposition leaders say they are fearing a post-coup repression. Following weeks of protest, the Burundian army announced a coup on 13…

Role media plays in Information Society

10 May 2015 / By M. Zahangir Kabir In November 2005, the World Summit on  (WSIS) called upon the UN General Assembly to declare May 17 as the World Information Society Day to focus on  a wide range of issues. The General Assembly adopted a resolution in March 2006 stipulating that the World Information Society Day…

GE2015: Party positions on media plurality and local news

7 May 2013 / By Media Policy Project Blog The three main UK political parties – the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and Labour – have set out their policy priorities for the media & telecoms sectors in their party manifestos. A recent report from Enders Analysis highlights areas of convergence and divergence between them in…

La Red, el nuevo proyecto de Sebastián Piñera

9 May 2015 / By Salvador Muñoz Hace pocos días nos enteramos del cierre del departamento de prensa y de varios programas de La Red lo que es una noticia lamentable pues además de implicar una serie de despidos a profesionales y equipos técnicos del canal, significa una nueva pérdida para el cada vez más…

Ghana ranked 22nd country in World Press Freedom Index

5 May 2015 / By Godwin Akweiteh Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana Ghana has been ranked the 22nd country on the World Press Freedom Index. According to the 2015 World Press Freedom Index ranking, compiled by Paris-based ‘Reporters Without Borders,’ Ghana ranked 22nd out of 180 countries. This was disclosed by the Minister of Communications, Dr. Omane Boamah at a symposium…

News industry turning mobile, US study shows

5 April 2015 / By Euroactive.com SPECIAL REPORT / The news industry is struggling with a shift to mobile, getting scant revenues as more readers turn to smartphones and tablets for information, according to new research published in April. These are among the findings of the latest Pew Research Center’s State of the News Media…