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NU-Q and ‘Media Use in the Middle East’

Since 2013, Northwestern University Qatar (NU-Q) has published its annual report “Media Use in the Middle East” to provide a useful and easy-to-access source for systematic data analysing and monitoring media use and attitudes in the Middle East. Ahead of the release of the 2017 survey this spring, look back at last year’s report to […]

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“How can we protect journalism with dictators in power?”

On the sidelines of the International Press Institute (IPI)’s World Congress last month in Qatar, IPI interviewed Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Yemeni journalist Tawakkol Karman on the state of press freedom in the Middle East. In the interview, Karman criticised in particular an ongoing regional ‘counterrevolution’ for rolling back gains in human rights, including […]

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IFEX-TMG salutes work of INRIC as media freedom body shuts down over obstruction

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 21 IFEX members, is deeply concerned by the prevailing uncertainty and obstruction that have led the National Authority to Reform Information and Communication (INRIC) to end its work. IFEX-TMG members are disturbed by the closure of INRIC, the repeated failures of the […]

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Cooperation with local media and publicity are key means to end attacks against journalists

At a panel discussion on “Improving the safety of traditional media workers and new media practitioners,” sponsored by the International Press Institute (IPI) in the course of UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day conference in Tunis, Tunisia, panellists and other participants sought to identify effective mechanisms to ensure the safety of journalists worldwide. “Murders and other […]

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