Piden que grandes de internet paguen por contenidos producidos por medios

28 August, 2018 / By EFE, caracol.com.co Más de un centenar de reporteros  europeos instaron hoy al Parlamento Europeo a aprobar una directiva que obligue a las grandes plataformas de internet a pagar por usar los contenidos e informaciones producidos por medios de comunicación. En una tribuna firmada por el delegado de la agencia francesa AFP en Bagdad, Sammy Ketz, y suscrita por 103 reporteros, los periodistas denuncian que el futuro…

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El precio del pluralismo

16 August, 2018 / By Jorge Galindo, elpais.com Premisa número uno: un debate plural y abierto permite la expresión de distintos puntos de vista sobre un problema determinado, así como señalar aquellos asuntos que otros ignoran. Y, en definitiva, actúa como sistema de redistribución del poder. Premisa número dos: es necesario que quienes participan del…

Agencia estatal argentina defiende despidos por el “riesgo” de sus cuentas

15 August, 2018 / By EFE, lavanguardia.com El ministro del Sistema Federal de Medios y Contenidos Públicos de Argentina (Sfmcp), Hernán Lombardi, defendió hoy el despido de más del 40 % de la plantilla de la agencia estatal de noticias argentina Télam alegando que su “crecimiento exponencial” había puesto en “riesgo” sus cuentas. “Télam es…

Trump and Putin: Nordic media will not be bullied

16 July, 2018 / By Liz Braun, torontosun.com The Finnish people are the coolest. To welcome Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin and help them acclimate during meetings in Helsinki, the largest newspaper in all the Nordic countries has paved the route from the airport to the summit with special billboards — reminding both leaders they…

Liberia: Punch FM Seeks US Ambassador’s Intervention into Controversial License Suspension

2 july, 2018 / By Alpha Daffae Senkpeni, frontpageafricaonline.com Monrovia – One Media Incorporated appears to be seeking mitigation into the Liberian government’s recent decision to suspend all new operating licenses issued to media outlets beginning this year. The firm, which has been planning to launch two media subsidiaries – Punch FM and television – this…

17 int’l press freedom bodies write open letter to future Turkish president

21 June, 2018 / By Stockholm Center for Freedom Seventeen international organizations defending freedom of expression and the press published a joint letter on Wednesday on the Index of Censorship website addressing all the Turkish presidential candidates in the upcoming election on June 24. “Your term starts in critical times. Freedom of expression in particular has declined…

PBS’ updated editorial standards address inclusivity, social media use

21 June, 2018 / By Dru Sefton, current.org Revamped editorial standards for PBS emphasize inclusive content and fine-tune guidelines for the network’s social-media messaging. The standards govern “everyone who creates, evaluates, or oversees content for PBS,” according to the 14-page document. The revised rules, which took a year to craft, were approved by the PBS Board…

Dictatorship Redux: The CDC –led Government Clamp Down on the Media—Christopher Selle and Patrick Honnah’s Punch FM and TV Targeted

20 June, 2018 / By Moses Uneh Yahmia The threat on the life of Journalist Johnathan Paye-Layleh of the BBC for asking President Weah about his commitment to implement the TRC Report was not enough to demonstrate that the government of George Manneh Weah has exhibited a symptom of the reincarnation of a monstrous tyranny…

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…