August 5th, 2015 | by EJC
Jordan requires news websites to register with the government and be headed by an editor who is a member of the journalists' syndicate. Depending on which side of this controversial measure you stand on, the provision of the Press and Publications law is either a bold move to improve professionalism in the burgeoning online media, or a not-so-subtle effort to strengthen political control over what is reported - and by whom
December 4th, 2014 | by EJC
There was alarming déjà vu at this year's Agenda for Change: Developing Independent Media in the Digital Age in Eurasia conference. Although media platforms were evolving, traditional fears persisted: censorship, propaganda, politicized use of economic and legal pressures. Drusilla Menaker recounts the discussion.
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