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· December, 2020

Stories about Media & Journalism from December, 2020

Short videos by young Cambodians promote fight against COVID-19 disinformation

The videos discuss the role of young internet users in combatting disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.

2020 round-up: COVID-19 in South Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic swamped our coverage in the past 12 months as we highlighted the challenges people faced and the fight against the coronavirus across the region.

Will poetry be enough to get Czechs to embrace anti COVID-19 vaccination?

The Czech government has launched a new communication campaign aimed at overcoming the population's fear or suspicion of vaccination.

UN Security Council ends reporting on Burundi, but human rights monitors remain concerned

UN Security Council ended specific reporting on Burundi after several months of a new government, but human rights monitors remain concerned.

Rwandan governance during the pandemic: A time for introspection

Months after the implementation of the lockdown order, the Rwandan government has been mute over citizens' demand for food relief support. Is it time to reconsider its governance model?

Online backlash follows blurring of Christmas imagery on popular Chinese TV show

A Chinese online TV outlet had to pixelate its variety show's Christmas setting as the political campaign to boycott foreign festivals gained momentum.

European NGO uncovers 15-year Indian disinformation campaign

The explosive report by a Brussels-based Non-Governmental Organisation has unleashed a new war of narratives between India and Pakistan.

COVID-19 infects Japan's ‘kanji of the year’

密 (mitsu), in some cases, means "close, crowded, or confined."

Uruguay’s new government is prioritising security, but is it at the cost of free speech?

The Urgent Consideration Law marks a turning point in Uruguay's changing political landscape.

Combating misinformation in under-resourced languages: Lessons from around the world

A recent webinar explored how underresourced language communities may be at a disadvantage to tackle misinformation and access media literacy resources.

‘Stop silencing MENA critical voices,’ say activists in open letter to Twitter and Facebook

A decade after uprisings heavily relied on social media to topple dictators across the region, human rights defenders denounce these platforms' discrimination against voices of dissent still fight for freedoms.

Citing tweets and op-eds, Hong Kong police charges media tycoon Jimmy Lai with foreign collusion

Documents supporting Lai's collusion charge include social media posts, interviews with foreign media outlets, and meetings with foreign politicians and alleged donations to them.

What the international press did not understand about the demonstrations in Peru

The demonstrations in Peru were historic: 13 per cent of the nation actively participated, and 73 per cent supported the demonstrators. Why did the international press give it relatively little...

‘Queer Japan’ documentary introduces Japan's vibrant, multifaceted LGTBQ+ community

The film features a variety of individuals involved in art, activism, nightlife, and politics in Japan.

North Macedonia court rejects lawsuit by journalists over 2017 Parliament attack

Journalists sued the Macedonian state for the violence they faced on that fateful April 27, 2017, when a mob stormed the Parliament. A court ruled they failed to prove the...

The fight against fake news: A restrictive policy for online freedom of expression in Senegal

In Senegal, the government’s attempts to control fake news raises questions about how to fight against it without infringing on rights and freedoms — particularly online freedom of expression.

Calls to legislate ‘private hire’ vehicles and stop victim-blaming as another woman is murdered in Trinidad & Tobago

Ashanti Riley was last seen getting into a Private Hire (PH) car, but she never arrived at her destination.

Court ruling gives Trinidad & Tobago green light to deport a Venezuelan minor

After a group of Venezuelans was deported, and then returned to Trinidad under court order, another High Court judge has ruled the state has the right to apply domestic law.

Journalists at Hong Kong TV station resign en masse after 40 colleagues fired

The cable broadcaster, one of Hong Kong's largest, cited financial reasons. Newsroom staff claim the decision was politically motivated.

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