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…

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Media freedom has come a long way in Africa, but it’s still precarious

May 6, 2016/ Previosly publisued by LSE Media project Tawana Kupe, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, examines the increase of media freedom in Africa and highlights some obstacles still to be overcome. Reporters Without Borders’ latest World Press Freedom Index shows two interesting things. Namibia, ranked…

World Press Freedom Index: Indian media is under stress

21 April, 2016 / By ET Brandequity Media in India continues to be under stress as the country figures low at 133 out of 180 nations in the latest World Press Freedom Index. The international watchdog said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being ‘indifferent’ to threats against scribes. The damning report by Paris-based free press…

Ghana ranked 22nd country in World Press Freedom Index

5 May 2015 / By Godwin Akweiteh Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana Ghana has been ranked the 22nd country on the World Press Freedom Index. According to the 2015 World Press Freedom Index ranking, compiled by Paris-based ‘Reporters Without Borders,’ Ghana ranked 22nd out of 180 countries. This was disclosed by the Minister of Communications, Dr. Omane Boamah at a symposium…

Greece Ranks 91st in World Press Freedom Index

19 February 2015 / By Ioanna Zikakou Greece ranked 91st in the annual Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index 2015, which is a step up compared to last year when the country was ranked in 99th place. The World Press Freedom Index ranks the performance of 180 countries according to a range of criteria that…

Group: PH still ranks low in press freedom

13 February 2015 / By Jigger J. Jerusalem THE continuing impunity and the unabated media killings in the country are still the main reasons the Philippines has ranked low in a worldwide survey on press freedom, a media group leader said Friday. Although its ranking among the 180 countries has moved a few notches higher, the…