Media freedom is in decline in Croatia

20 April, 2016 / Vedran Pavlic in Total Croatia News Media freedom deteriorated around the world last year, according to an annual report published by Reporters Without Borders. That includes Croatia as well, which fell five places in the rankings compared to 2014, reports Novi List on April 20, 2016. The media freedom rankings cover…

European Parliament: Media Pluralism and diversity

April 11, 2016 / By European Federation of Journalist The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) was invited by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists &Democrats in the European Parliament to a seminar on Diversity in Media and Culture Versus Convergence  on Thursday 7 of April. Ms Maria Joao Rodrigues, S&D Vice President and…

Media monopolies a threat to press freedom

April 8, 2016 / By Roderick Flynn, Irish Examiner A European project looking at media pluralism has found that ownership of newspapers and broadcasting outlets is becoming concentrated in fewer hands, says Roderick Flynn THE extent to which media constitute a pluralistic public sphere has been an issue in Ireland for some decades. Concern has focused on…

Promoting Media Pluralism and The Diversity of Cultural Expressions: UNESCO Trains Senegalese Journalists on the 2005 Convention

April 6, 2016 / By UNESCO, Published By BigNewsNetwork.com The 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions allocates an important place to the role of media. Whether it be through highlighting the importance of media as essential advocates of the Convention, or the central role given to freedom of…

Media ownership situation ‘high risk’ to diversity of opinion

April 4, 2016 / By Michael O’Regan The Irish Times Report calls for retrospective reform of competition law to restrict influence of individuals. Concentration of media ownership in Ireland poses a “high risk” to diversity of opinion, according to a report compiled by a Dublin City University lecturer. Fewer owners limit the opportunity for diversity of opinion and…