World Press Freedom Day 2017 is held in Indonesia. The country was stripped of press freedom and freedom of speech during president Suharto’s 32-year-long regime, which ended in 1998.Read more "Shut up, speak up: Freedom of speech and press after three decades of oppression in Indonesia"
In Afghanistan 59 journalists have been killed while 1400 journalists have been subject of assault since 2009.Read more "Arrests, kidnappings, reporters getting killed – Journalists in Afghanistan need protection"
Tuomas Peltomäki, journalist for the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, wanted to write a story about politicians who interrupt their colleagues at the parliament by yelling from their seats.Read more "Bridges between man and data – Open data promotes transparency and even creates business opportunities"
Khadija Ismayilova was awarded for her achievements as investigative journalist in Azerbaijan, especially for exposing high-level government corruption President Ilham Aliyev’s nepotism and Azerbaijan’s grave human rights record.Read more "“My crime? Investigative journalism.” Cano Prize Winner Khadija Ismayilova has been in prison in Azerbaijan since 2015"
The space for freedom of expression and the press continued to reduce in South Sudan since 2015. From late December 2015 to March 2016, there was an upsurge in incidents of threats to journalists’ safety and security.Read more "Media in legal vacuum in South Sudan: Government and security organizations threaten reporters"
Public service media, especially in Europe, currently faces the challenge of balancing a massive amount of stories about refugees and migrants. How does it ensure fair and balanced reporting amidst the changing political rhetoric?Read more "Moderating between two sides can be a problem – Reporting the refugee crisis suffers from false balance"
More than 1300 reporters have been killed between 2000 and 2016. Thirty-three percent of them were killed in Iraq, Syria and Pakistan, states the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).Read more "Over 1300 journalists were killed in the past 15 years, a quarter of them in Iraq, Syria and Pakistan"
Freezine is a magazine on current press freedom topics that were discussed in the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day in Helsinki 3. -4. May 2016.Read more "Freezine Is Out!"
Documentary shows about murder investigations have raised the question, if media have a right and the means to handle judiciary issues.Read more "Murder investigation is not a reality show: Is the media able to handle criminal cases?"
As a Palestinian journalist, I wouldn’t imagine covering any event without wearing my press vest. How am I going to cover demonstrations without wearing this protective shield? I might end up dead!Read more "The price of searching the truth: Unable to work without a bullet proof vest"