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…

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How media covered #PranabAtRSS

8 june, 2018 / By Cherry Agarwal, newslaundry.com For a week now, former President Pranab Mukherjee’s tentative visit to the Nagpur headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has been making news. Mukherjee, formerly a Congress leader, had accepted the Sangh’s invite to be the chief guest at the passing out parade of Sangh trainees, much…

The Ideal of a Free Media Died Long Ago

4 june, 2018 / By Jonathan Cook, dissidentvoice.org Should the media include positive editorial content secretly paid for by major corporations, as London’s Evening Standard newspaper has begun doing, according to new revelations? Most of us instantly recoil from any blurring between editorial and advertising in the media. How would we know if what was reported was…

Turkish media bias a concern ahead of elections

22 may, 2018 / By Karwan Faidhi Dri, rudaw.net Turkish media is violating regulations, giving the ruling party astronomically more air time than opposition parties and leaving Kurdish voices off the airwaves entirely. Turkey’s Media Communication and Postal Employees Union (HABER-SEN) recently published figures of how much time state-funded media TRT has given to each…

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…

Entrevista con el ministro del Sistema Nacional de Medios y Contenidos Públicos de Argentina

September 1, 2016 / By RT Hernán Lombardi ha marcado la importancia del intercambio cultural y ha confirmado que los televidentes en Argentina podrán seguir viendo RT después de la expiración del contrato en octubre. “Es muy importante el intercambio, es muy importante la diversidad de contenidos y es muy importante que RT, que ha tenido su presencia…

Promoting Media Pluralism and The Diversity of Cultural Expressions: UNESCO Trains Senegalese Journalists on the 2005 Convention

April 6, 2016 / By UNESCO, Published By BigNewsNetwork.com The 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions allocates an important place to the role of media. Whether it be through highlighting the importance of media as essential advocates of the Convention, or the central role given to freedom of…

Media mergers move by Government is welcome

10 December, 2014 / Editorial of The Irish Times Need to curb further monopolisation in the interest of diversity The belated publication by Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White of a framework for the regulation of media mergers and acquisitions is welcome. The consultation he has launched is premised rightly on the…