Stories about Media & Journalism from February, 2016
"I refuse to be a hypocrite or a brown-noser, you know that the country is in a bad way, due to your and your cabinet's ineptitude."
Translator Thomas Campbell tries to bridge the gap through his blog. Last week, he visited NYU, where he described the experience of running his website and monitoring the Russian blogosphere.
The cartoons portrayed Filipinos as uncivilized people who needed to be educated by the invading United States army.
American journalist Anna Therese Day was arrested, along with her crew, and deported from the restive country as it marked its fifth anniversary of anti-government protests.
"Why do you harass the only independent media left to us?"
A group of citizen journalists are documenting life under ISIS in the Syrian city of Raqqa. Find out how Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently is resisting the militant group
When it comes to conflicts between the state and journalists, Kyrgyz defamation suits are not a two way street.
"...we could never have imagined that the government had developed a plan for the total destruction of the media..."
“There was an unlawful use of force, there were threats...Many bad things were done,”
Global Voices presents a brief Twitter guide for updates, news, analysis, and reports related to Uganda's national elections later this month.
As ex-Soviet Georgia's ruling coalition faces troubled times, it has resorted to some worrying tactics.
Haiti's legislative elections took place last August. Months later, the country has been left with no president, an interim government and a mandate for new elections by April 24, 2016.
Bill Wurtz's compelling video history of Japan has gone viral, collecting millions of views in just over one week.
"In Brazil at least, where we have a very communicative culture, it is [...] far easier to persuade someone to watch a video than to read an article."
Sheen Shirani has reportedly fled the country after posting evidence on Facebook that her bosses sexually harassed her. The case highlights the precariousness of women's roles in Iran's professional settings.
"So concrete, transparent and efficient."
Chinese Communist Party propaganda now comes in rap form, with lyrics like, "Say it with me, The Four Comprehensives, The Four Comprehensives, a prosperous society is the goal".
“Oh my God, I'm done for. The Japanese Federale is knocking at my door.”
Ukraine's now extinct National Expert Commission for Protection of Public Morality accumulated a database of "explicit" content during its tenure—and no one knows what to do with it.
Political Interference? The Culling of Japan's Broadcasters Culminates in a Respected Journalist's Ouster
"Pressure from the Abe government? All newscasters critical of the government have been taken off the air, one after the other."