Colombia. Los carteles mediáticos

23 July, 2018 / By Fanny Meneses, Kaosenlared En estos días han sido noticia las amenazas hechas contra algunos periodistas que trabajan o publican en grandes medios colombianos, como María Jimena Duzán. Grave llamado de atención que tuvo mucha más exposición que los asesinatos, por ejemplo, de los comunicadores indígenas Eider Arley Campo Hurtado (marzo de 2018)…

Trump and Putin: Nordic media will not be bullied

16 July, 2018 / By Liz Braun, torontosun.com The Finnish people are the coolest. To welcome Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin and help them acclimate during meetings in Helsinki, the largest newspaper in all the Nordic countries has paved the route from the airport to the summit with special billboards — reminding both leaders they…

Hernán Lombardi justificó los despidos en la agencia nacional de Télam

12 July, 2018 / By Diarioregistrado   El titular del Sistema de Medios Públicos, Hernán Lombardi, y el presidente de Télam, Rodolfo Pousám, se presentaron este miércoles en la Cámara de Diputados para ser interrogado a raíz de los despidos masivos en la agencia estatal. Según publica Diario Popular, el funcionario ingresó a la sala del anexo de la Cámara…

OSCE media freedom representative concerned over closure of three newspapers and one TV station in Turkey, calls on authorities to restore media pluralism

9 July, 2018 / By OSCE.ORG The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, today expressed his concern regarding the law decree issued in Turkey on 8 July, which closed down three newspapers and one TV station, in a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. “I call on…

Liberia: Punch FM Seeks US Ambassador’s Intervention into Controversial License Suspension

2 july, 2018 / By Alpha Daffae Senkpeni, frontpageafricaonline.com Monrovia – One Media Incorporated appears to be seeking mitigation into the Liberian government’s recent decision to suspend all new operating licenses issued to media outlets beginning this year. The firm, which has been planning to launch two media subsidiaries – Punch FM and television – this…

Democracy Has No Ideal Form

28 June, 2018 / By Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg (This is the fifth of a series of columns on economic growth and the challenges to democracy. Read the other parts here: The Democracy Dividend: Faster Growth;  Hardliners Learn That Democracy Can Pay Off; Central Bankers Shouldn’t Have to Rescue Democracy; Democracy’s Dividend Is the Right Kind of Growth.) According to the Economist…

‘Downright stupid, smacking of hypocrisy’ – RT’s Paula Slier on ban from OSCE conference in Ukraine

27 June, 2018 / By RT The irony is glaring: Kiev government banning journalists from attending a conference on freedom of speech. If the Ukrainians don’t see the problem, they need more than a conference to appreciate what press freedom is all about. I write this sitting in the departure lounge of Boryspil airport in…