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"
Journalists face various forms of freedom of speech limitation whilst covering stories. Some have to deal with direct harassment, but some are restricted by educational and financial reasons.Read more "Direct harassment and financial restrictions – Four journalists tell about the difficulties in their work"
Sami Ben Gharbia, the Founding Director of Global Voices Advocacy in Tunisia gave some tips for journalists to protect their sources at a panel discussion on World Press Freedom Day. He said the Snowden case proved that technology cannot be trusted, because security officials can break in.Read more "The safety of whistleblowers – Protecting sources while bringing important issues to daylight"
Diversity of cultural expression and artistic freedom are core themes of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ strategy for Nordic Cultural co-operation, The Intercultural Nordic Region.Read more "Artistic freedom requires investments – Political, cultural and financial constraints endanger cultural expression"
During the last few years the amount of terrorist attacks against media representatives or telecommunication facilities have increased.Read more "Over two hundred incidents annually – Terrorists target media on regular basis"
What brings South Sudan, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Peru, Tunis, Syria and Finland together? The answer is International Youth Newsroom at Unesco World Press Freedom Day -conference in Helsinki, Finland.Read more "Youth newsroom editor-in-chief Anne Leppäjärvi: “Freedom of press has to be protected everywhere”"
“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"