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"
Nidhal Ghariani rediscovered his passion of drawing caricatures after the Tunisian revolution in January 2011. Ghariani thinks nowadays that Tunisia is like a baby who discovered the capacity of talking and expressing their needs and they won’t give up on their freedom of speech.Read more "Tunisian cartoonist: “Tunisia is like a baby who discovered freedom of expression”"
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"
Aidan White, the Director of the Ethical Journalism Network spoke with us about hate speech and how journalists can oppose it. The Ethical Journalism Network has created a 5-point test for journalists that presents ways to prevent hate speech generating journalism from happening.Read more "Aidan White from Ethical Journalism Network: How can journalists oppose hate speech"
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"
Journalists are facing hate speech all around the world and it seems there is hate speech more than ever. We asked journalists in the conference to tell about their experiences. Many didn’t want to share their personal stories – but all of them had a story to tell.Read more "Threats, accusations, name-callings – hate speech has many forms"
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?"