Stories about Media & Journalism from June, 2017
Peruvian Sportscaster's Racist Comments Trigger Outrage Across Two Countries
"The media has a great responsibility in society, to not repeat stereotypes, not amplify them, and not to replicate racist actions."
Brazilian Justice Rules in Favor of Satirical Website After Seven Years of Censorship
Using parody, the website drew attention to the skewed coverage of the Folha de São Paulo newspaper, one of the largest in Brazil. Nevertheless, it was shut down.
Caught Between Saudi Coalition and Houthi Rebels, Yemeni Journalists Face Challenges on All Sides
Press freedom in Yemen is facing "eradication".
Salvador Adame Is the Seventh Journalist Murdered in Mexico in 2017
"Truth is not killed when a journalist is killed."
Satirical Cartoonists Take Aim at Bulgaria's Media Distribution ‘Monopoly’
"When holding this newspaper is a reason for jealousy. There is expression, but no freedom. #Prass-Press"
Mexico's Drug War Makes Everyone a Target
The rise in use of digital surveillance tools has become part and parcel of Mexico's ongoing internal armed conflict.
An Angolan Governor Loses His Job After Criticizing His Own Political Party in an Interview
Isaac Maria dos Anjos, ex-governor of the Angolan provínce of Benguela, is famous for his criticisms of the ruling MPLA party.
False Rumors of a Collapsed Tunnel in Madagascar Raise Questions about Cybercrime and Punishment
Moral of the story so far: No one is anonymous behind his screen; don’t take everything that is said on the internet at face value.
Tanzanian Media Misrepresent the Dispute Between the Government and the World's Third Largest Gold Mining Company
The chairman of the mining company Barrick Gold said one thing, but the media said something completely different.
In a Guardian Story About an Environmental Conflict in Kenya, the White Saviour Rides Again
The Guardian's portrayal of an Italian expat as the central figure in a noble fight to save the environment from local hordes erases the complex reality of a Kenyan region.
June and July Mark the Anniversary of the Wartime Destruction of Japan's Cities
Bombing raids systematically targeted Japan's cities for complete and utter destruction in June and July 1945.
ISIS Attempts to Exploit Balkan War Wounds With Localized Propaganda
The region has a painful legacy of war that has divided people along ethnic and religious lines.
Detained Telegram Channel Admins Go on Hunger Strike in Iran
The centrist administration of President Hassan Rouhani has been publicly criticized by Iran's hardline political factions for refusing to censor some of Telegram’s features.
How the Mexican Government Puts Citizens Under Systematic Surveillance
Evidence shows that espionage tools have been used for years against Mexican activists, journalists and people who hold dissenting opinions or oppose the current government in some form.
Angered by Online Censorship, Palestinians Say #NoToBlocking
Blocked websites are known for their criticism of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.
What Next for US-Australian Relations After Malcolm Turnbull Mocks ‘The Donald'?
Audio of Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull mimicking US President Donald Trump in a stand-up at Canberra's midwinter ball has been leaked by political journalist Laurie Oakes.
Fake News Twists Hong Kong Airline Hostesses’ Refusal to Wear Chinese Name Tags
Chinese media portrayed the refusal as another example of Hong Kong-mainland tension. In reality, it was about privacy.
Palestinian Authority Once Again Censors Websites of Rivals and Critics
The blocked websites have been critical of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.
After Campaigning on Internet Freedom, Iranian President's ICT Minister Boasts of Internet Censorship
ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi announced that Rouhani had effectively improved methods to control the Internet space as well as shut down a number of platforms.
More Twists and Turns in Trinidad & Tobago's Chief Justice Fiasco
"Marcia say her workload and short notice is why she couldnt remember her full caseload, oui. #MarciaCovfefe"
After Discharged Patient Dies on Hospital Grounds, Netizens Ask, ‘What About Compassion?’
"I could not sleep last night thinking about how this man was left to die in the grass on the compound of one of our major health institutions."