Who Owns the Media in Morocco? List Released for the First Time

November 24 / By Neaman Lerhmari, Morocco World News Rabat – Moroccan-based investigative media Le Desk has partnered with Reporters Without Borders to author a web-based report on media ownership in Morocco. The international initiative aims to bring more transparency to the Moroccan media landscape in an attempt to answer the age-old question: who controls the media? “Monitoring and ensuring ownership…

Régimen de excepción X Libertad de opinión

November 22, 2017 / By Emir Sader Los regímenes de excepción se han vuelto el modelo político de los proyectos de restauración neoliberal en América Latina. Se articula el neoliberalismo, los regímenes de excepción y el control del proceso de formación de la opinión pública. Como la política económica de esos intentos de restauración es el duro ajuste…

A la Comisión Europea

November 2, 2017 / By Antonio Caño, El Pais Los directores de ocho periódicos piden una investigación sobre la independencia de los medios en Malta tras el asesinato de la periodista Daphne Caruana Galizia   Estimado vicepresidente primero de la Comisión Europea, señor Frans Timmermans: El estremecedor asesinato de la periodista de investigación maltesa Daphne Caruana…

Pluralismo selectivo

October 5, 2017/ By Danny Gonzalo Monsálvez A. La controversia producida entre la candidata Beatriz Sánchez y el ex ministro de la dictadura Sergio Melnick, ha puesto nuevamente en el tapete de la discusión el tema de la responsabilidad de los civiles que participaron de la dictadura de Pinochet. Pero no se trata de cualquier civil,…

Google’s New Search Engine Bias is No Accident

October 1, 2017 / by Jonathan Cook Alternet has gone public with concerns about the way Google and Facebook have limited traffic to its website and, more generally, undermined access to progressive and independent media. Its traffic from web searches has dropped precipitously – by 40 per cent – since Google introduced new algorithms in the summer. Other big…

Press Freedom: Lessons That Big Democracies Like America And India Should Draw From Their Smaller Counterparts

September 20, 2017 / By Jhinuk Chowdhury At a time when the Fourth Estate of the world’s most powerful democracy—the US—is beginning to worry about the fate of its freedom of expression under the new Trump administration, some of the lesser known heroes of democracy—in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa—are making significant strides in guaranteeing a free and an…

Media In Moldova: Between Freedom And Monopoly – Analysis

September 14, 2017 / By Alla Rosca The greatest propagandist of Moldova pretends to be the great propaganda fighter,” remarked Maia Sandu, the pro-European leader of the Action and Solidarity Party, about Vladimir Plahotniuc’s recent legislative initiative. In June 2017, Plahotniuc, the chairman of Moldova’s Democratic Party, introduced legislation ostensibly intended to bolster the security…