Dictatorship Redux: The CDC –led Government Clamp Down on the Media—Christopher Selle and Patrick Honnah’s Punch FM and TV Targeted

20 June, 2018 / By Moses Uneh Yahmia The threat on the life of Journalist Johnathan Paye-Layleh of the BBC for asking President Weah about his commitment to implement the TRC Report was not enough to demonstrate that the government of George Manneh Weah has exhibited a symptom of the reincarnation of a monstrous tyranny…

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Passing the torch

19 june, 2018 / By manilastandard.net In April 2018, Reporters Without Borders released the latest results of the World Press Freedom Index, a survey that assessed the level of press freedom in 180 countries. The index measures perceptions of freedom in terms of the level of pluralism, media independence, the environment and self-censorship, legal framework,…

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…

UNESCO Reports on Trends in Media Freedom

22 may, 2018 / By Catherine Benson Wahlén 14 May 2017: The third edition of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report titled, ‘World Trends on Freedom of Expression and Media Development,’ reflects on developments in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists. Participants discussed the report in concert with the…

UNESCO: los medios sufren cada vez una mayor presión del poder político

10 may, 2018 / By La República Se presentaron las conclusiones del informe “Tendencias Mundiales en Libertad de Expresión y Desarrollo de los Medios”. Entre 2012 y 2016 se asesinaron a 530 periodistas. La Unessco presentó ayer las principales conclusiones de su informe “Tendencias Mundiales en Libertad de Expresión y Desarrollo de los Medios”. Incluye cuatro planos: las tendencias…

Dr. Lloyd Amoah bemoans too much media freedom and too little social change

9 may, 2018 / By Zaina Adamu, Myjoyonline.com An expansion of an already-crowded media landscape has not been met with a corresponding increase in postive social and behaviourial change in Ghana, says Dr. Lloyd Amoah, Director of the Centre for Asian Studies at the University of Ghana. In a one-on-one interview with Joy FM’s Super Morning Show host,…

OSCE Condemns Belarus Freelancer Convictions

8 may, 2018 / By Emerging Europe Harlem Désir, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) representative on freedom of the media, has expressed his continued disappointment and concern regarding the ongoing practice of imposing penalties on journalists working without accreditation in Belarus. “This detrimental practice effectively bans journalists from reporting on issues…

Passion over censorship

7 July, 2017 / By Mykola Riabchuk, New Eastern Europe Not long ago, the reputable Denmark-based international watchdog Freemuse, which monitors the freedom of artistic expression around the globe, published its annual report, titled “Art under threat”. One of the highlighted pieces from the report stated that “Ukraine in 2016 topped the list as the worst…