Stop threatening Anas – Group to Agyapong

6 june, 2018 / By ghanaweb.com He stresses that the social intervention programmes by the former president when he was in power are still relevant in the development of this country as no president in the fourth republic has been able to roll out such life changing social intervention programmes even though the former president…

400 election observers in Turkey for June 24

22 may, 2018 / By ansamed.info Nearly 400 observers will be in Turkey for the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission for the early parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24. In addition to a team of experts, the international mission says it has also recommended sending 28 long-term observers for deployment throughout the country and a…

UNESCO Reports on Trends in Media Freedom

22 may, 2018 / By Catherine Benson Wahlén 14 May 2017: The third edition of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report titled, ‘World Trends on Freedom of Expression and Media Development,’ reflects on developments in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists. Participants discussed the report in concert with the…

Media pluralism and democracy in EU countries

21 may, 2018 / By jodi.graphics Share of people saying that media in their country doesn’t provide a diversity of views and opinions (%) – 2016 Two-thirds of respondents agree that their national media provide a diversity of views and opinions The majority of respondents (66%) agree their national media provide a diversity of views…

French-Speaking Belgium Eyes Updated Media Decree

10 may, 2018 / By Marguerite Clark, Radio World The government of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation has amended a draft decree encompassing audiovisual media services in French-speaking Belgium. The text, which still needs to be approved by the Belgian Parliament, but according to Media Minister Jean-Claude Marcourt, should be applied “as soon as possible,” pushes for…

UNESCO: los medios sufren cada vez una mayor presión del poder político

10 may, 2018 / By La República Se presentaron las conclusiones del informe “Tendencias Mundiales en Libertad de Expresión y Desarrollo de los Medios”. Entre 2012 y 2016 se asesinaron a 530 periodistas. La Unessco presentó ayer las principales conclusiones de su informe “Tendencias Mundiales en Libertad de Expresión y Desarrollo de los Medios”. Incluye cuatro planos: las tendencias…

Dr. Lloyd Amoah bemoans too much media freedom and too little social change

9 may, 2018 / By Zaina Adamu, Myjoyonline.com An expansion of an already-crowded media landscape has not been met with a corresponding increase in postive social and behaviourial change in Ghana, says Dr. Lloyd Amoah, Director of the Centre for Asian Studies at the University of Ghana. In a one-on-one interview with Joy FM’s Super Morning Show host,…

OSCE Condemns Belarus Freelancer Convictions

8 may, 2018 / By Emerging Europe Harlem Désir, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) representative on freedom of the media, has expressed his continued disappointment and concern regarding the ongoing practice of imposing penalties on journalists working without accreditation in Belarus. “This detrimental practice effectively bans journalists from reporting on issues…

UNESCO Launches Two New Global Reports

8 may, 2018 / By Government of Ghana Two new Global Reports by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) —World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: 2017/2018 Global Report and Re|Shaping Cultural Policies have been launched in Accra. The two Global Reports were outdoored as part of activities marking this year’s World Press…