MEDIA COMMENT: HYPOCRISY

20 June, 2018 / By Yisrael Medad and Eli Pollak, jpost.com Israel’s Media Watch, under the Freedom of Information Act, requested specific information from the PBC. We wanted to know the answers to our questions Public funds, collected from taxes in one form or another, seem always to be treated in a cavalier fashion, almost contemptuously,…

Passing the torch

19 june, 2018 / By manilastandard.net In April 2018, Reporters Without Borders released the latest results of the World Press Freedom Index, a survey that assessed the level of press freedom in 180 countries. The index measures perceptions of freedom in terms of the level of pluralism, media independence, the environment and self-censorship, legal framework,…

The selfish giants

19 june, 2018 / By Laura Basu, newint.org So many voices online. Surely that means more diversity and media democracy? Not really, explains Laura Basu The rise of the internet and social media has been accompanied by optimistic claims that the new technologies are leading to a great democratization of the media. After all, now anyone…

Zammit Dimech to serve as EPP rapporteur on new whistleblower laws

18 june, 2018 / By timesofmalta.com MEP Francis Zammit Dimech will serve as rapporteur for his political grouping on legislation concerning whistleblowers. Dr Zammit Dimech will report back to his EPP colleagues on progress Euro-parliamentarians have made in proposing strengthened legislation to ensure whistleblowers across the EU are protected. “After standing up for what is right and exposing breaches of EU law…

Mònica Terribas recibe el apoyo del CAC tras culpar al Gobierno de lo sucedido con el independentismo en Cataluña

18 june, 2018 / By ECA, elconfidencialautonomico.com Ahora uno de los consejeros considera que se ha producido una vulneración del principio de neutralidad informativa que debería “impedir” que en los medios se pueda mezclar opinión con información. Tal y como ha podido saber El Confidencial Autonómico por fuentes del CAC, lo hicieron por si podía vulnerar el…

El Consejo de Medios, la otra propuesta de TV que deberá cumplir Pedro Sánchez

15 June, 2018 / By @Juanmafdez,  El Español Desde la campaña electoral, el ahora presidente del Gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, siempre tuvo muy claro cuál era el modelo que quería para RTVE. De hecho, en su pacto con Ciudadanos, uno de los puntos era modificar el nombramiento de los miembros del Consejo de RTVE. Pero no era la única medida…

RSF Launches Paris Campaign Denouncing Russian Freedom of Press Repression

14 June, 2018 / By Latinamerican Herald Tribune The French-based, international Non-Government-Organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) organized on Wednesday a street campaign in Paris to draw attention on the Russian government’s freedom of the press track record under the slogan “During the World Cup, the repression continues.” On the eve of the start of the…

UNESCO chairs roundtable on Press Freedom

13 June, 2018 / by devdiscourse Editors and publishers have painted a challenging picture for the industry, which they attribute to severe political, criminal and other threats. This was the takeaway of a roundtable on Press Freedom, chaired by UNESCO’s director for freedom of expression and media development, Guy Berger. It was part of the…