Stories about Media & Journalism from October, 2023
Understanding the long-lasting nature of the conflicts in the Sahel: an interview with expert Jonathan Guiffard
To understand the long-lasting nature of the conflicts in the Sahel and a series of coups in West Africa, Global Voices interviewed Jonathan Guiffard, a specialist on the region
"It acts as a platform where people in the media world can talk, work together, and resolve any issues that come up."
Realizing that photography was her true love, Bosnian artist Aida Redžepagić left her job as a university professor and devoted herself completely to what brings her the most joy.
"We have seen journalists, in particular, spread unverified information that is being used to justify Israeli and even American calls and actions to annihilate an entire population.”
Human rights defender Sajini Wickramasinghe analyses the UK online safety bill to explain how certain serious concerns in the impending Sri Lankan bill can be addressed and tackled.
Takeaways at Caribbean Gen Z Climate Conference: Consult, collaborate, and seek mentorship and stress relief
Despite working in different fields, each expert shared why these principles have been instrumental in the work they do, helping to expand their causes to a wider audience.
"Kean Wong’s arrest demonstrates the State’s concerted effort to suppress the public’s ability to both inform and to speak out without fear of censorship."
Four experts explain why there is a double standard in how the foreign-funded big Persian media are covering the Iranian opposition, neither criticizing them nor demanding transparency.
Youth in the Balkans should be able to recognize disinformation with malign intent, Slovenian expert says
"We need to be able to communicate with the youth as effectively and as attractively as the adversaries are doing," said Petra Balažič, project manager at the Centеr of European Perspectives from Slovenia.
"Tight hugs, teary screams, holding my kids in the spring sunshine. Trees shimmy from the breeze. I can see the entirety of the sky now! Thank you Aussies."
Opposition members of Parliament expressed fears that the digital services tax could restrict access to social media and suppress freedom of speech, especially given the government’s unfriendly perception of digital activism.
While Western far-right narratives take root in Pakistan, the queer community endeavors to remind citizens that they have always been there
As Taiwan prepares for presidential and legislative elections, Global Voices spoke to one of the few leftist media operating outside of the Kuomintang/Democratic Progressive Party dichotomy that dominates local media.
Brazil: Communicators and activists from marginalized communities discuss online harassment and how they protect themselves
More than half of the journalists, communicators and influencers surveyed said they had received threats or been intimidated online, while 46 percent reported that they had already suffered hacking attempts on social media profiles
The students were living on a kibbutz near the Gaza border participating in the Israeli government's 'learn and earn' program.
The Freedom House report categorizes Zimbabwe as "partly free," giving it a score of 28 out of 100 because of restrictive media laws and internet usage regulations.
It is incorrect to say that the people in Russia did not resist the emergence of Putinism — they resisted, many times and in many ways, albeit unsuccessfully.
Finding the space to speak: Journalism professor Francis Lee on Hong Kong’s changing media landscape
"What we can see is an ongoing negotiation through which journalists try to reconcile the pressure to self-censor with their sense of professionalism."
"Although they say that we are the future of the country, they do not take us into account," say students who want to contribute to these issues.
Residents of Chişinău or people outside Moldova know little about other cities in the country. Local news outlet explores life outside the capital.
During his maiden address, Gabon's new leader promised to hold fresh elections at the earliest opportunity to restore civilian rule.