Browsing the "Freedom" Tag

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


The Story Of Abu Hakam

November 12th, 2014 | by EJC

“Before the revolution, the Syrian people suffered from Al-Assad regime." Now, conflict between numerous groups plagues the country. This is a recount of the revolution through the eyes of Abu Hakam, a fighter in Syria


Propping Up Professional Journalism In Times Of Transition

January 28th, 2014 | by EJC

Stimulating meaningful debate; conveying complex information and opposing opinions; uncovering corruption and abuse of power. Journalists have no shortage of professional obligations. But can they really be expected to live up to them in the face of violent, political transition


A Regional Approach To Journalists’ Safety

December 2nd, 2013 | by EJC

Every day around the world, untold numbers of journalists are threatened and have their phones and computers hacked. These journalists and their colleagues live in a state of constant pressure and psychological stress. As an effort to address this problem, IREX launched a pilot project in 2013, Supporting Access to Free Expression (S.A.F.E.).


Why Journalists Can Still Trust Tor

October 24th, 2013 | by EJC

Despite the Silk Road bust, the Freedom Hosting attack, and even the latest Snowden scoop, Tor is still one of the most reliable tools for anonymity online. Lauren Kirchner explains why


Egypt: How Media Responded After Morsi’s Ousting

August 12th, 2013 | by EJC

June 30th: the first anniversary of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi since he was voted the first president after the January 25 revolution. Egyptians flooded to the street, calling for Morsi to step down after Egyptians claimed he was incompetent and had not fulfilled any of



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