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…

Sierra Leone News: Alternatives to criminal libel

September 14, 2017 / By Sylvia Villa The provisions of Part 5 of the 1965 Public Order Act imposes criminal responsibility for defamatory and seditious libel publication. This section of the Public Order Act has been described by journalists as “odious” and “obnoxious”. For many journalists, they see the repeal of the Public Order Act as…