NCA fine harsh, rushed and laughable – GIBA

October 2, 2017 / By Ghana| Myjoyonline & Abubakar Ibrahim, My Joy Online Vice President of the Ghana Independent Broadcasting Association (GIBA) has described as harsh and laughable, the over ¢1.2 billion fines slapped on some radio stations by the National Communication Authority (NCA). Ernest Boateng said the Authority did not give the stakeholders the opportunity…

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…

NPP MP angry with the closure of 34 radio stations

September 30, 2017 / By Ghanaweb The New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmaker for Ledzokuku in the Greater Accra Region, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye is unhappy about the closure of 34 radio stations by the National communications Authority (NCA). “When a good action becomes a problem for the majority of people that action no matter its…

PLAYBACK: ‘Newsfile’ on JoyNews

September 30. 2017/ By Ghanaweb The unfolding brouhaha emanating from corruption allegations levelled by controversial musician, A Plus against two Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Asenso-Boakye and Abu Jinapor never seems to end as a leaked audio conversation between A Plus and the Deputy Director of Police CID, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah indicating that the investigative…

Draconian NCA fines troubling – NDC Minority

September 29, 2017 / By Nathan Gadugah The Minority in Parliament has described as “draconian” fines slapped on defaulting radio stations by the National Communications Authority. In a statement, the group insists the action by the regulator is “troubling” and may have “grave implications for press freedom and media pluralism.” The statement comes a day after…

La FEP denuncia presión política sobre los medios en Europa

September 24, 2017 / By Tercera Información.es El presidente de la Federación Europea de Periodistas (FEP), Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, rechaza «el creciente control político sobre los medios» El presidente de la Federación Europea de Periodistas (FEP), Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, defiende en su editorial del último newsletter de la organización que «la libertad de expresión es…

Media freedom in Montenegro: a survey of publications

21 September, 2017 / By rcmediafreedom The media sector in Montenegro is characterised by strong political polarisation. The few examples of non-aligned investigative journalism are subject to both direct and indirect pressure by the financial and political powers in the form of legal actions and, in the worst cases, of physical attacks to reporters and their property. The…

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…

En Ucrania, temores de “terrorismo tecnológico” reducen libre expresión

20 September, 2017 / By Global Voices Olga Kyryliuk es una experta en Derecho Internacional con un doctorado y cofundadora de la ONG ucraniana Defensores Digitales Asociados – DDA (Партнери цифрового правозахисту en ucraniano), que se dedica a proteger los derechos humanos en línea y a promover la idea de internet libre, abierta y accesible para…