UNESCO report focuses on trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

25 June, 2018 / By Dev Discourse UNESCO’s report on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development was the focus of a lively discussion at the annual conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research, held in Oregon, USA, last week. Six academics from six countries compared the report’s global trends to those…

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…

Zammit Dimech to serve as EPP rapporteur on new whistleblower laws

18 june, 2018 / By timesofmalta.com MEP Francis Zammit Dimech will serve as rapporteur for his political grouping on legislation concerning whistleblowers. Dr Zammit Dimech will report back to his EPP colleagues on progress Euro-parliamentarians have made in proposing strengthened legislation to ensure whistleblowers across the EU are protected. “After standing up for what is right and exposing breaches of EU law…

El Consejo de Medios, la otra propuesta de TV que deberá cumplir Pedro Sánchez

15 June, 2018 / By @Juanmafdez,  El Español Desde la campaña electoral, el ahora presidente del Gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, siempre tuvo muy claro cuál era el modelo que quería para RTVE. De hecho, en su pacto con Ciudadanos, uno de los puntos era modificar el nombramiento de los miembros del Consejo de RTVE. Pero no era la única medida…

RSF Launches Paris Campaign Denouncing Russian Freedom of Press Repression

14 June, 2018 / By Latinamerican Herald Tribune The French-based, international Non-Government-Organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) organized on Wednesday a street campaign in Paris to draw attention on the Russian government’s freedom of the press track record under the slogan “During the World Cup, the repression continues.” On the eve of the start of the…