Hernán Lombardi justificó los despidos en la agencia nacional de Télam

12 July, 2018 / By Diarioregistrado   El titular del Sistema de Medios Públicos, Hernán Lombardi, y el presidente de Télam, Rodolfo Pousám, se presentaron este miércoles en la Cámara de Diputados para ser interrogado a raíz de los despidos masivos en la agencia estatal. Según publica Diario Popular, el funcionario ingresó a la sala del anexo de la Cámara…

EBU welcomes provisions to expand acces to innovative media content in EU electronic communications code

10 July, 2018 / By Ebu The EBU welcomed today’s European Parliament vote that will update existing must-carry rules and provide for a wider choice of free-to-air radio content while on the move. The vote in the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) formally endorsed a political deal in trilogue on a…

OSCE media freedom representative concerned over closure of three newspapers and one TV station in Turkey, calls on authorities to restore media pluralism

9 July, 2018 / By OSCE.ORG The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, today expressed his concern regarding the law decree issued in Turkey on 8 July, which closed down three newspapers and one TV station, in a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. “I call on…

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…

Democracy Has No Ideal Form

28 June, 2018 / By Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg (This is the fifth of a series of columns on economic growth and the challenges to democracy. Read the other parts here: The Democracy Dividend: Faster Growth;  Hardliners Learn That Democracy Can Pay Off; Central Bankers Shouldn’t Have to Rescue Democracy; Democracy’s Dividend Is the Right Kind of Growth.) According to the Economist…

‘Downright stupid, smacking of hypocrisy’ – RT’s Paula Slier on ban from OSCE conference in Ukraine

27 June, 2018 / By RT The irony is glaring: Kiev government banning journalists from attending a conference on freedom of speech. If the Ukrainians don’t see the problem, they need more than a conference to appreciate what press freedom is all about. I write this sitting in the departure lounge of Boryspil airport in…

2018 Press Freedom Index: Documenting the Decline of Democracy

26 June, 2018 / by Fair Observer n this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Rebecca Vincent, UK bureau director for Reporters Without Borders. Reporters Without Borders, known internationally as Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), recently launched its 2018 Press Freedom Index that chronicles the decline of press freedom worldwide. It shows that journalists are operating in…

The World Cup of Press Freedom

26 June, 2018 / By Christophe Deloire, Project Syndicate Russia today has more reporters behind bars than at any time since the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991. With Russia under the spotlight as the host of soccer’s quadrennial global tournament, the international community has a rare opportunity to push President Vladimir Putin to end his…