Tag: Press Freedom

June 15, 2019

Populist Leaders and Their Cronies ...

Politicians should remember that journalists have the right to act as eyes and ears of the public.In Indian democracy, to win an election by hook or crook is more important than good governance. Hostile attitudes towards media is a dangerous and alarming trend

Report: Women Journalists in Nicara...

Since Nicaragua’s political crisis began more than a year and a half ago, more than 300 journalists have reported some type of aggression by state officials. That’s according to a report by Nicaragua’s “Violeta Chamorro Foundation,” which advocates for freedom of expression

June 13, 2019

Nicaragua Releases Owner, Anchor of...

The Nicaragua government has released the owner and news anchor of a top news channel, five months after they were jailed for alleged “terrorist acts.”

June 11, 2019

In Russia, Journalism is a Dangerou...

The international media freedom advocate, Reporters Without Borders, ranks Russia at number 149 in its 2019 World Press Freedom Index, just between Venezuela and Bangladesh and about 100 positions below the United States – which was ranked 48th

May 30, 2019

Policing The Police: Romanian Journ...

Senior Romanian police officers have resigned after claims that they ordered death threats against a journalist probing plagiarism at the Police Academy. Amid growing concerns about declining media freedom in Romania, Emilia Sercan insists she will continue her work

May 29, 2019

News About Azerbaijan

Protesters in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, have called for the immediate release of an Azeri journalist abducted in Georgia in 2017 and forcibly taken to neighboring Azerbaijan Meanwhile Police clashed with Azerbaijani opposition groups rallying against the government of President Ilham Aliyev on May 28, amid reports of earlier detentions~

Family, Lawyer: Egypt Has Rearreste...

Mahmoud Hussein, an Egyptian working for the Qatar-based satellite network, was detained at the Cairo airport in December 2016, when he arrived on a family vacation from Doha

May 15, 2019

Nepal Orders ‘Investigation’ of...

Nepal shares a long border with Tibet and is home to around 20,000 exiles who began arriving in 1959 when a failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule forced Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama into exile in Dharamsala in India’s Himalayan foothills

May 14, 2019

After Killing Of Female Afghan Jour...

Mangal’s brazen killing in broad daylight in the heart of the capital is just the latest in a number of slayings of Afghan women in public positions over the past 18 years, including politicians, rights activists, policewomen, and teachers

Female Journalists Face Challenges ...

Men predominantly run the media industry in South Asia and in particular Pakistan, but in recent years, more and more women are joining the workforce. From covering challenging topics to entertainment and sports beats, women are taking risks by being behind microphones and in front of cameras

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