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"
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!"
Today, the promising development is overshadowed by a decline in press freedom not only in Africa, but in other parts of world as well. Even though Namibia and other African countries have taken significant steps towards press freedom, new challenges are arising.Read more "The Windhoek Declaration: 25 years ago a group of journalists drafted a statement of press freedom"
“Following current trends, bridging the source gender gap would take 75 years,”Read more "Too few women in the news: Significant gender gap is a structural problem"
“Digital literacy is about developing identities towards competent and accountable digital citizenship,” said Kristiina Kumpulainen, a Professor of Education at the Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki.Read more "Learn to be diginative: Not using technology around the clock but finding one’s own tools for expression"
The youth is generally not well represented by the traditional media in the Middle East and North Africa region.Read more "“In some countries less than one per cent” – Young voices are missing from the media"
Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland invited Pravit Rojanaphruk to World Press Freedom Day conference in Helsinki. He was denied exit of his home country and was thus unable to attend.Read more "Due to continued criticism of the regime – Thailand’s military junta prevented journalist’s arrival to WPFD"