Stories about Media & Journalism from November, 2017
Scandal surrounding "Padmavati" film causes Indian BJP leader to call for the lead actor's beheading and draws attention to larger issues of freedom of expression in film.
Authorities are quick to hail the free press as an achievement, but slow to offer it protection.
"Garegin Nzhdeh is one of the greatest heroes of the Armenian nation and monuments to him should be erected not only in Yerevan, but also in different parts of Armenia."
Japanese Students Practice Taking Cover for Missiles Passing Overhead. But What About a Direct Attack?
Students took part in a drill in preparation for a missile attack. But there are no hints about what to do in the aftermath.
"The term Gau Rakshak has slipped into the country’s lexicon of politics and culture over the past two years, in step with increasing activism by self-styled protectors and vigilante groups."
The cartoon commented on the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, which sold church property to Israeli settler groups to pay off church debt.
"The order must be immediately withdrawn, otherwise we put Ghani’s name in line with dictators like Putin, Bashar Assad, Kim Jong Un and many more."
Doctors refuse job postings to a small village in a border district of West Bengal even as people suffer due to lack of medical services.
Facebook's ‘Explore Feed’ Experiment Is Hurting Small Businesses, NGOs, and Political Groups in Cambodia
"By slicing news out of people’s feeds....Facebook has cut off a source of information for millions of Cambodians."
How powerful is the Publicity Department of China's Communist Party? This article explores the history, functions, and expanding role of China's propaganda bureaucracy.
“I have been coughing for over a month, and it is only [recently] I realized that it’s because of the pollution. But no one is doing anything about it.”
"The incident made me think that my children were burning. I have no words to express my sorrow, so I drew the cartoon out of rage."
The Indian government deems the newly implemented Goods and Services Tax a success, but many small businesses have been adversely affected and protests are mounting.
"It's important to remember that during Cervantes' time in position, impunity in cases of attacks against #FreedomOfExpression was constant"
Kezarovski spent the better part of three years as political prisoner, under conditions tantamount to torture.