Stories about Media & Journalism from July, 2017
Free Basics' limitations leave poorer users at a loss, giving them less access to useful information -- and little capacity to determine whether news is reliable or not.
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Pepito is known for its sharp critique of the government and of elected officials in both the governments of Puerto Rico and of the United States.
Jamaica's First Woman Prime Minister Retires Amidst Praise, Criticism — and a Contentious Battle to Succeed Her
"Portia Simpson came to representational politics at the parliamentary level in 1976 when political tribalism and its ugly pickney, political violence, were on the upswing."
"Today, Ghanaians on social media are quick to make permutations of what number of public schools, hospitals, roads and sanitised water systems could have been constructed..."
"Overbroad content offences are always illegitimate, but are particularly dangerous online, where many people are still in the process of discovering their voice."
Brazil’s First Indigenous Online Radio Station Uses Digital Media to Promote Native Languages and Communities
Rádio Yandê uses technology to shred stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.
Russia also moved to block the website and its popular 'Wayback Machine' two years ago.
With China Now the Top Market for Initial Public Offerings, One Economist Fears for Ordinary Investors
"To be honest, the Chinese stock market has become the tool of the state to make money."
The 36-year-old, whose "star was on the rise", collapsed after performing at a Carnival band launch and was rushed to hospital, where he could not be revived.
"Freedom of expression is under sustained attack here. With the shuttering of Al Wasat, there is no real journalism left.”
"Warsaw rally for #democracy and #ruleoflaw in #Poland continues... Candles symbolise hope for freedom and a better future."
"The mainstream media is spreading the news with enthusiasm. This is leading to more people being interested in killing these animals."
There are currently 319 cases being heard in the courts under Bangladesh's notoriously broad ICT Act. Many of them involve lawsuits against journalists.
Juice Media's 'Honest Government Adverts' pose a simple question: Are you ready for this much honesty?
"@AudleyShaw not a good recommendation for your Ministerial position if you cannot manage the economics of a phone."
For Syrian Refugees Living in Jordan, Journalism Offers Hope and Opportunity to Rebuild Their Homeland
For Syrian refugees in Jordan, Syrians Between Us provides the skills they need to tell their own stories.
Cartoons published by The Irrawaddy over the course of four years— from 2014 to 2017—reflecting the media milestones and hardships experienced in Myanmar.
"It is necessary for your own voice to be heard, for you to speak for yourself."
"Sometimes it takes an outsider to remind us that we have more in common than we think."
RuNet pioneer Anton Nossik died in his sleep on June 9 at the age of 51.