Stories about Media & Journalism from August, 2017
Is Cameroonian Journalist Ahmed Abba’s Imprisonment Because of Security, or Is It an Attack on the Press?
"This is an attack on the press. It's as if they want to criminalize journalism as an occupation in Cameroon. All they're accusing Ahmed Abba of is being a professional."
According to the New Delhi-based Software Freedom Law Centre, India has seen 106 internet shutdowns since 2012.
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A year has passed since despot Islam Karimov died, following 27 years in power. He left behind feuding relatives and a toxic regime.
Murdered Mexican Journalist Cándido Ríos: ‘Our Weapons Do Not Shoot Bullets. Our Weapons Shoot Truth’
"His tireless efforts to denounce injustice brought him popularity among readers, but also enemies like the former mayor of Ríos' hometown Hueyapan, who threatened him with death several times."
"Those Tobago transport woes are real. Maybe it's a PR stunt, but it's a bold move to draw necessary attention to travel challenges between Trinidad and Tobago."
"It appears that the Cambodian government has been using legal technicalities to hide behind its real aim of silencing independent voices."
While the commitment to local content excites filmmakers and media producers, state media employees share concerns over job security, especially in a slow economy.
"The last thing our world needs today is the embrace of Nazi ideology, under whose banner physicians carried out unspeakable crimes in the name of ‘progress.’"
A newspaper decided to create 'war pages' to cover Rio's rising violence numbers and cases. The decision raised questions if it does any good for Rio itself.
While Serbian politicians and pro-government media step up war-mongering rhetoric against Macedonia, the common citizens on both sides of the border refuse to get drawn into the fray.
"The clients are powerful," says one interviewee in "Boys For Sale." "I end up giving in... So no matter what the customer forces me to do. I cannot really refuse."
"We have to look for more causes other than pure irrational hatred."
The journalists were accused of "leaking information to hostile entities" under a newly-adopted cybercrime law.
The Jamaican Constabulary Force's assessment of its actions during the 2010 state of emergency is being interpreted as "defensive and dismissive in a manner that is not appropriate or useful."
"The order punishes the entire station including all programs regardless of content, and all personnel regardless of role."
The ban is the result of a court ruling, based on the petitions of two Bollywood producers, to stop file-sharing websites from distributing pirated copies of recently released movies.
From May 24 to August 6, Egyptian authorities blocked 133 websites, according to the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression.
This year’s campaign has made history as the most affected by the spread of fake news, a recent study showed.
"This reporter can definitely advance in his career. Come, there is a position in the Environmental Bureau. Come take the position."
"The reason why Most100’s parodies are so popular is related to the reality that people cannot change society and so they can only take pleasure in satires."