Stories about Media & Journalism from February, 2017
“Open a funeral house for me, you will hear about my death soon.”
Journalist Lea Majcen is an overnight celebrity in Slovenia, after stumping government official Tilen Smolnikar with basic interview questions about his work as head of the country's renewable energy sector.
"I do not feel borders, my base is Kyrgyzstan, but I am reporting on Central Asia."
Despite a variation of the blood libel against protest organizers and pressure from authorities to stand down, St. Petersburg activists continue to stand up for St. Isaac's Cathedral.
His sentence expires on May 17.
"The whole theory that Radev is pro-Russia comes from his appeal to the EU to withdraw the sanctions against Moscow."
"#Media is a natural ally of society. It can show flaws! Never make mistakes already made by your opponents. Support #Rustavi2"
Why does Twitter comply with Kremlin requests to censor Tweets inside Russia? It's complicated.
CNN broadcasts will now be freely available in Venezuela on YouTube — but what does it matter in the country with one of the slowest Internet connections in the region?
"Please consider the impact of sustained coverage on the #mentalhealth of a celebrity – important to be respectful." #GrantHackett
Despite no clear link to actual suicides in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, authorities are dreaming up restrictions.
The ex-wife of Belgrade's mayor gave a bombshell interview this week, making waves across Serbia, implicating her former husband in a political firestorm.
"...a small fraction of all the corruption there is in our rotten prison system."
A news release from Japanese power utility TEPCO generated a number of headlines across Western media that were sorely missing context.
Distinguishing between real and fabricated news will be challenge during the french election campaign.
"The extension of the time limit to indefinite is a way to privatize services, rights and functions, which society guarantees to its citizens and therefore they are not for sale!"
Alarm about another crackdown on Russian media spread quickly—and briefly—yesterday, when news broke that the state media censor had warned radio station Ekho Moskvy that it could be shut down.
"Government presence on a press panel and licensing of journalists are never part of a free press."
In 2016, Tunisia introduced a law on access to information, but its implementation by the government remains limited.