Stories about Media & Journalism from January, 2020
The gathering highlighted several key issues, including the need for better support systems, updated legislation and social reformation programmes to inspire cultural change.
"The country is in pain. Telling these stories means it’s also necessary to tell what causes them, but that’s just where more problems begin."
Lawyer Gloria Ballason has experienced ongoing intimidation and harassment by Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, amid a growing crackdown on freedom of expression and dissent in Nigeria.
Morocco has a dire record of cracking down on freedom of expression, independent media and press freedom media.
"Didn't McDonald's Japan understand how bad it sounds in English?" was a common reaction. "What were they thinking?"
"I am surprised that immigration officials have taken such punitive action against Philip for what is an administrative matter."
"They are holding a film hostage for all the wrong reasons and there is nothing we can do about it."
On the surface, China and Russia share much when it comes to digital governance. But their crackdowns on cyberspace also have important differences, says professor Maria Repnikova
Puma Shen, director of DoubleThink Labs, shares his observations on the ways in which fake news and disinformation were disseminated prior to Taiwan's January 11, 2020 presidential elections.
Despite objections from the socialist party, the law came into force in 2018. But with the socialists now dominating Moldovan politics, will they succeed in revoking it?
CGNet Swara is helping groups that have been largely ignored by mainstream media use Bluetooth to create content and share CGNet-produced news, music and other programmes with their communities.
The implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens in India and the rhetoric of deportation of "illegal Bangladeshis" have put the India-Bangladesh relation on stress.
"There is a high level of self-censorship in Thailand… When you forbid freedom of expression… you forbid an open society."
In Guatemala, an indigenous journalist was arrested under legally dubious circumstances.
Sikh holy sIte Gurdwara Janam Ashtam at Nankana Sahib city near Lahore Pakistan was attacked by violent mobs and communal and hateful slogans against the Sikh minority community were raised.
The Japanese government has been embarrassed as details of Ghosn's escape expose systemic shortcomings in the country's police and prosecution services, the judicial system, passport security and more.
The media habits of the Vietnamese minority in the Czech Republic: interview with Professor Tae-Sik Kim
The sizable Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic contributes to the shaping of a new culture that fuses elements of both countries.
This is the second time that the website has been blocked in Pakistan in 2019, and the third time since 2018.
With the December 12 presidential election approaching, pro-government supporters took to social media to attack anti-government activists.