Browsing the "Democracy" Tag

Critical Media Under Fire In Serbia

November 24th, 2015 | by EJC

Restrictions on media freedom are becoming more and more common in Serbia. Dragan Janjić interviewed Vukašin Obradović, president of the Association of Independent Journalists of Serbia, to find out more


Think Again: Somaliland And The Trouble With A Free Press

May 6th, 2015 | by EJC

The self-declared Republic of Somaliland, otherwise a veritable beacon of democracy and good governance in the Horn of Africa, is often criticised for its attitude to the media. Illegal arrests and detentions of journalists and editors are common; but maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem


Exile Radio Station Gives Syrians A Voice

April 10th, 2015 | by EJC

Syria is one of the world's most dangerous places for journalists, and it has become increasingly difficult to report from inside the country. The Sida supported radio station Rozana gives civilians an independent voice with the help of 70 citizen reporters


Humanity In The News: An Italian Case Study On How To Tell The Migrant Story

December 12th, 2014 | by EJC

One of the toughest tests of ethical journalism in Europe is the tragic story of migration involving thousands of poverty-stricken men, women and children from Africa and the Middle East – many of them fugitives from war – who risk their lives to make a perilous sea crossing in search of sanctuary on the shores of Italy and Spain


The Role Of Social Media In The South Sudan Crisis

November 19th, 2014 | by EJC

A study of social media use during the recent crisis in South Sudan suggests the social media was instrumental in facilitating violence. Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent in South Sudan, Khamis Cosmas, shares the findings of the study


Journalists Stand For Election In Ukraine

October 9th, 2014 | by EJC

A record number of journalists in Ukraine are planning to stand for parliament in the country’s forthcoming election, saying that “transforming the system from within” will be more effective than simply criticising politicians. But public reaction to the news that at least 12 journalists have joined election lists, has been mixed



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