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,…

Stop threatening Anas – Group to Agyapong

6 june, 2018 / By ghanaweb.com He stresses that the social intervention programmes by the former president when he was in power are still relevant in the development of this country as no president in the fourth republic has been able to roll out such life changing social intervention programmes even though the former president…

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…

La ‘bienpagá’ Terribas se pone la venda antes de que un nuevo 155 se aplique a los medios públicos: “Cataluña Radio es plural”

16 May, 2018 / By periodista digital Mònica Terribas reivindicó la pluralidad de los medios públicos como el suyo en el que trabaja, Cataluña Radio, delante del nuevo presidente de la Generalitat, el polémico Quim Torra—Arrimadas pone en su sitio a la feroz musa del separatismo, Mònica Terribas, por quitarle hierro al hecho de haber sido nombrada persona…

Reporters Without Borders: Use the Universal Periodic Review to end Russia’s downward spiral

14 May, 2018 / By Yubanet Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has submitted a report about the grave decline in press freedom in Russia for today’s review by the UN Human Rights Council of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Russia. The report submitted by RSF, which has consultative status with the UN, shows that…

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,…