El Gobierno autoriza un acuerdo para la difusión de campañas de publicidad institucional por 77 millones

14 July, 2017 / By Europa Press El Consejo de Ministros ha autorizado a la Junta de Contratación Centralizada-Dirección General de Racionalización y Centralización de la Contratación del Ministerio de Hacienda y Función Pública, a celebrar un acuerdo marco para la prestación de los servicios de compra de espacios en medios de comunicación y demás…

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ANP critica informe de OEA sobre libertad de expresión

11 July, 2017 / By D. Aguayo, La Tercera Asociación Nacional de Prensa apuntó a falta de evidencia en cuestionamientos a la concentración y pluralismo de los medios. El lunes se lanzó el Informe Especial sobre Libertad de Expresión 2016, elaborado por la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) de la Organización de Estados Americanos…

Passion over censorship

7 July, 2017 / By Mykola Riabchuk, New Eastern Europe Not long ago, the reputable Denmark-based international watchdog Freemuse, which monitors the freedom of artistic expression around the globe, published its annual report, titled “Art under threat”. One of the highlighted pieces from the report stated that “Ukraine in 2016 topped the list as the worst…

German leaders deny Saudi ‘reports’ attributed to them

5 July, 2017 / By Gulf Times German Parliament President Norbert Lammert and German Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Claudia Roth have both denied rumours circulated in Saudi media of statements attributed to them by Saudi Minister of Culture and Information, Awwad bin Saleh al-Awwad, on the Gulf crisis. Al Jazeera quoted sources inside the German Bundestag…

Journalists’ body condemns Al Jazeera closure calls

5 July, 2017 / By The Peninsula Qatar Zagreb: The Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) condemned the siege countries demands of closing Al Jazeera Media Network. The association supported its colleagues in regional centers of the network in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, as well as in other countries. CJA said: “Politicians should not use…

EU issues statement in support of media freedom in Myanmar

4 July, 2017 / By Mizzima. News from Myanmar he European Union Delegation has issued the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Myanmar. ‘In recent months, there have been a worrying number of cases of journalists and media representatives being arrested or prosecuted in connection to their work in Myanmar.…

Strangulating Al-Jazeera

4 July, 2017 / By Murtaza Shibli, The News The unending siege of Qatar, which started in the middle of the holy month of Ramazan, continues unabated sans any hope for an easy and early settlement. The powerful blocs of the Gulf kingdoms have displayed scant regard the much-hyped Arab or Muslim camaraderie. They have even…