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Media transformation to be debated at Wits.

Wits tomorrow will be hosting a panel discussion on media transformation in South Africa.   298 more words

Nobathembu Zantsi

De Panama papers, Khadija en persvrijheid

Fantastisch! De UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Persvrijheidsprijs 2016 is toegekend aan de Azerbeidjaanse onderzoeksjournalist Khadija Ismaiylova. Ze zal de prijs –een geldbedrag van $25.000- niet zelf in ontvangst kunnen nemen op persvrijheidsdag 3 mei, want ze zit in de gevangenis. 345 more words


Media freedom and pluralism in Romania

May 11, 2016 / By Christine Leşcu, Radio Romania International

Every year, in early May, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day, an event that provides an opportunity to measure to what extent journalists’ rights and freedom of speech are observed. 1,007 more words

Media Pluralism

Media in Croatia: a cause for alarm

11 May, 2016 / By Giovanni Vale

Following a five day mission in Zagreb, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks, provides an account on the situation of media freedom in the country. 1,213 more words

Media Pluralism

A silent problem: Four stories on the threat of (self-)censorship


It all started with a simple question. Janos Karpati, then Brussels correspondent for the Hungarian national newswire, didn’t think it would terminate his longtime career when he addressed the Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban at a press conference at the fringes of the European Parliament’s plenary meeting in Strasbourg. 906 more words

EU Agenda

EU and the Balkans - Villains do it better

Last year writing about the latest World Press Freedom Index, I focused on the Balkans indicating that there is a lack of positive correlation between the process of European integration and the level of media freedom in the countries of the region. 586 more words


Media freedom has come a long way in Africa, but it’s still precarious

May 6, 2016/ Previosly publisued by LSE Media project

Tawana Kupe, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, examines the increase of media freedom in Africa and highlights some obstacles still to be overcome. 1,287 more words

Media Pluralism