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"
Ali Jahangiri is an Iranian born radio presenter and stand-up comedian. How does the expression of freedom of speech differs in the two fields? And what are people not supposed to laugh at?Read more "Stand-up comedian and journalist Ali Jahangiri: ”Always defend your freedom to joke about things”"
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"
The main day of the event is now done after many interesting panel discussions and guests. Here are some higlights from the celebration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland.Read more "WPFD2016: Highlights of May 3rd"
Lubna Sahib, 21, is studying journalism and political science at Birzeit University. The tension between political parties Hamas and Fatah is seen also in press organizations. How is the political situation in Palestine affecting her future as a journalist?Read more "Journalism student from Palestine: “The press is divided between Hamas and Fatah”"
A side event panel discussion between Ukrainian and Russian journalists was held at the first day of World Press Freedom Day 2016 in one of the side events.Read more "Stopping hate speech, concerns of safety – dialogue between Ukrainian and Russian journalists"
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"