Stories about Media & Journalism from January, 2019
As Venezuelans continue to face internet censorship, Turkmenistan is blocking Google Play, Lebanon is blocking Grindr and Brazil is chipping away at is FOI law.
Mobile phone surveillance and physical spying were top concerns for foreign correspondents in China in 2018.
How did a magazine that enjoyed a cult status all over Yugoslavia seems to have betrayed its progressive values.
"Propaganda may help you win elections but [it] can’t help you govern," said former Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck about recent campaign tactics.
Amid the cacophony of Nigeria's electoral campaigns — both online and offline — here are the key issues that may get lost in the noise in this year's elections.
Homophobic abuse online didn't put the editor off, but anonymous calls threatening violence against her guests did.
Activists cheered the concession as a victory of people power.
Many feel that an ill-informed public swayed the results of Taiwan's recent referendums.
"The Act on the surface professes online ‘Safety’, while its vagueness on responsible free speech leaves the act open to being a Trojan horse for online ‘Regulation’ and censorship."
Talks broke down on a major deal for a Sandals resort in Tobago. Environmentalists see it as a win, but tourism has to swallow its disappointment and press on.
Under Peña Nieto, Mexican journalists endured threats, killings — and digital surveillance, say researchers
"If they killed Javier Valdez [the] most protected member in the field, what can the rest of us expect? It is as if we all have a target on our backs.""Si matan a Javier Valdez, [...] el más protegido del gremio: ¿qué puede esperar el resto? Es como si a todos nos hubieran puesto un blanco en el pecho."
The newspaper was born out of a workshop with a local photo agency, where survivors raised concerns about the way Brazil's mainstream media was telling their stories.
A plane carrying seven indigenous people disappeared in the Amazon rainforest, but few in Brazil are talking about it
The search for survivors was suspended by the Air Force after 15 days. Despite being noted by some media outlets, the case is almost undiscussed in the country.
For Japan, 2018 was the year of Heisei saigo (平成最後), "the last time we'll do this in the Heisei era" — especially year-end New Year's events.