Creation of a People’s Broadcasting Corp. in the Philippines

24 July, 2017 / By By Rex L. Navarro, Bussines Mirror.com.ph IN his first State of the Nation Address, President Duterte called for the creation of a People’s Broadcasting Corp. (PBC), replacing PTV-4, the government-run TV station. The PBC aims to replicate credible international public broadcasting networks like the British Broadcasting Corp. Along with this, he…

It’s time to face reality over terrorism in the Gulf

20 July, 2017 By Stefano Stefanini, EURACTIV.com Federica Mogherini must push the Gulf states to clean up on terrorism and work towards an end to the standoff with Qatar, writes Stefano Stefanini. Stefano Stefanini is former permanent representative of Italy to NATO and diplomatic advisor to former Italian President Napolitano. This Sunday (23 July), Federica Mogherini will visit…

Opinion: Autocracy versus pluralism in the Qatar crisis

16 July, 2017 / By  Deutsche Welle Saudi Arabia has yet to present a single reasonable argument in its row with Qatar, says Kersten Knipp. Serious power interests are at stake – as is, above all, the political culture of the whole region. It’s a long way from Saudi Arabia to Europe, which sometimes makes…

Top UAE Official Slams Qatar-Owned Al-Jazeera for Anti-Semitism

14 July, 2017 / By The Tower In the latest sign of the growing rift between the Saudi-led Gulf states and Qatar, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates blasted Qatar’s Al-Jazeera network on Wednesday for promoting anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. Anwar Gargash, the UAE’s minister for foreign affairs, charged that Al-Jazeera “promoted anti-Semitic violence by…

Journalists’ body condemns Al Jazeera closure calls

5 July, 2017 / By The Peninsula Qatar Zagreb: The Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) condemned the siege countries demands of closing Al Jazeera Media Network. The association supported its colleagues in regional centers of the network in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, as well as in other countries. CJA said: “Politicians should not use…

EU issues statement in support of media freedom in Myanmar

4 July, 2017 / By Mizzima. News from Myanmar he European Union Delegation has issued the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Myanmar. ‘In recent months, there have been a worrying number of cases of journalists and media representatives being arrested or prosecuted in connection to their work in Myanmar.…