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· November, 2017

Stories about Media & Journalism from November, 2017

29 November 2017

#DemocracyDefeated: How Indian Right-Wing Groups Stalled A Bollywood Period Drama

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.

25 November 2017

Journalists Face the Sharp End of Growing Violence and Insecurity in Afghanistan

Advox

Authorities are quick to hail the free press as an achievement, but slow to offer it protection.

Russian TV Backs Down After Calling Armenian Hero ‘Fascist Collaborator’

"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."

20 November 2017

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.

17 November 2017

Another Muslim Man Is Murdered in India's Rajasthan by Cow Vigilantes

"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."

Jordanian Cartoonist Goes to Trial For Drawing Jesus

Advox

The cartoon commented on the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, which sold church property to Israeli settler groups to pay off church debt.

15 November 2017

When Citizens Rejected a Ban on WhatsApp and Telegram, Afghan Officials Backed Down

Advox

"The order must be immediately withdrawn, otherwise we put Ghani’s name in line with dictators like Putin, Bashar Assad, Kim Jong Un and many more."

Women Die in Childbirth in Rural India, Where Hospitals Lack Doctors

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.

14 November 2017

Facebook's ‘Explore Feed’ Experiment Is Hurting Small Businesses, NGOs, and Political Groups in Cambodia

Advox

"By slicing news out of people’s feeds....Facebook has cut off a source of information for millions of Cambodians."

12 November 2017

A Look Inside China's Propaganda Bureaucracy

Advox

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.

11 November 2017

Toxic Smog in New Delhi Leaves Residents Coughing and Demanding Action

“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.”

9 November 2017

Freedom of Expression or ‘Obscene Representation'? The Case Against Indian Cartoonist Bala G

Advox

"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."

One Nation, One Tax: The Impact of India's Goods and Services Tax

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.

3 November 2017

Mexican Attorney General's Short Tenure Criticized for ‘Constant Impunity’

"It's important to remember that during Cervantes' time in position, impunity in cases of attacks against #FreedomOfExpression was constant"

Macedonian Court Ruling Favors Formerly Jailed Journalist, Indicates Government Conspiracy

Advox

Kezarovski spent the better part of three years as political prisoner, under conditions tantamount to torture.

2 November 2017

Moroccan Journalists Keep Fighting to Cover the Hirak Movement, Despite State Intimidation

Advox

Journalists reporting on the Hirak protests are facing a myriad of restrictions.

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