Browsing the "Press Freedom" Tag

The Case For Encryption

July 3rd, 2015 | by EJC

News organizations and journalists aren’t doing enough to secure data and communications—and it could put whistleblowers and other sources at risk


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


Syrian Journalists Say Islamic State Changed The Rules In Aleppo

March 4th, 2015 | by EJC

Syria is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, particularly under areas controlled by the Islamic State. Joanna Paraszczuk reveals the harsh conditions faced by local reporters forced to operate under the rule of the extremist Islamist group


Media Freedom On Hold In South Sudan Because Of Civil War

August 7th, 2014 | by EJC

On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, Reporters Without Borders has assessed the current state of freedom of information and its dashed aspirations in the world’s youngest state, which has been riven by civil war since mid-December


The Trials Of Being A Journalist In Aleppo

May 19th, 2014 | by EJC

Journalism is one of the hardest jobs around: it is the search for the truth, and its difficulties and dangers are multiplied during times of armed conflict, as is the case 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


The Journalists’ Uprising: EuroMaidan In Ukraine

December 30th, 2013 | by EJC

On November 21, Mustafa Nayyem, one of Ukraine’s top journalists, called on his Facebook friends and followers to gather at the Monument of Independence at 10.30 p.m. to protest against the government’s decision to back away from European Union integration talks. The gathering has now grown into a massive, well co-ordinated, socially networked protest movement in which the Ukrainian media has come of age



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