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Neutering media

The military dictatorship has generally been able to neuter the media. It got rid of most of the red shirt media soon after the 2014 military coup. 621 more words

'Citizens must draw line between free speech and arbitrary spite': Nigerian writers call for calm

A fracturing of the Nigerian state looms on the horizon — harking back to a bloodied history of ethno-religious conflict and fuelled by unchecked ethnic hate speech. 213 more words


Why Israel Is Trying to Ban Arab TV Station Al Jazeera

August 13, 2017 / By Paul Goldman and Lawahez Jabari and Alexander Smith, Euronews

TEL AVIV — Israel is often described as “the only democracy in the Middle East.” But in recent weeks it has drawn criticism from human rights organizations by taking steps to ban the pan-Arab news channel Al Jazeera. 867 more words

Media Pluralism

Israel's Al-Jazeera move sends 'chilling message': Amnesty


© AFP/File | Al-Jazeera’s Jerusalem office

LONDON (AFP) – Israel’s decision to close the offices of broadcaster Al-Jazeera in the Jewish state is “a brazen attack on media freedom”, Amnesty International said Monday.”The move sends a chilling message that the Israeli authorities will not tolerate critical coverage,” Magdalena Mughrabi, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at the London-based group, said in a statement. 542 more words

Passion over censorship

7 July, 2017 / By Mykola Riabchuk, New Eastern Europe

Not long ago, the reputable Denmark-based international watchdog Freemuse, which monitors the freedom of artistic expression around the globe, published its annual report, titled “Art under threat”. 2,674 more words

Media Pluralism

On the Verge of 'Not Free': Internet in Armenia

The index of internet freedom is on the decline in Armenia. According to Freedom House organization’s Freedom on the Net annual report, internet freedom has been reduced by 2 points in Armenia . 1,018 more words

The Truth about “Fake News”

The Think!Fest debate about “Fake News” invoked a term that’s become an almost laughable hashtag, thanks to Donald Trump’s prolific tweets accusing his media critics of brazen lies and distortions. 664 more words

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