Stories about Media & Journalism from June, 2020
A number of students were manhandled, baton-charged and arrested in Quetta, Balochistan, for protesting against non-availability of internet after their classes shifted online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Kyrgyzstan's parliament has passed a law against "manipulating information." Given their recent experiences, it's no surprise that the country's journalists worry what it might mean for freedom of speech.
Local media and politicians have distorted reopening policies in neighbouring countries for political gain.
The Czech society started discussing ethnic discrimination and diversity after the fall of Communism, which had erroneously claimed to have eradicated racism.
"The government will not hesitate to arrest opposition activists and voters for violating this or that anti-virus rule while giving a free pass to its own supporters."
Our research reconstructed the failure of authorities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Kano, which resulted in hundreds of deaths despite persistent mass media and social media documentation.
"When you can't pay the rent, the only thing left for you to do is build a time machine, go back in time and vote."
When it comes to racism, the United States is far more advanced than Canada. At least Americans can talk about race. Canadians can't.
"As time passes, diaries are like caterpillars transforming into butterflies."
As leaders vie to frame narratives and control public opinion on COVID-19, social media is a battlefield where influencers, trolls, bots, and commenter armies fight for influence and power.
"Some of you outraged at the people in America demonizing victims of police brutality and don't realise you do the same thing here."
In the last several years, Sudan experienced two major internet shutdowns that seriously prohibited basic communication and exchange during politically charged periods, causing exponential losses and risks.
There are parallels between police brutality in the US and Uganda, a country still haunted by the ghosts of its violent past.
Families of the victims of PIA Flight PK8303 were asked to give DNA to identify bodies.
Google and Facebook are building undersea internet cables for Africans with access to high-speed internet — but 33 nations in Africa still don't have comprehensive data privacy laws.
Women activists and journalists experience are particularly targeted online in attempts to intimidate, sow disinformation and discredit their work.