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Safety and Independence of Journalism: Media freedom webinar

In advance of the Second Global Conference on Media Freedom ORGANIZED BY → Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria → Embassy of Canada in Austria → British Embassy in Austria → International Press Institute (IPI) → Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)/Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media   The […]

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International news providers adjust to reporting in a polarized global environment

  The Covid-19 driven economic slowdown and lockdown restrictions transformed the way journalists work while forcing many news organisations to downsize. Although consumers need news now more than ever, advertisers are cutting budgets forcing numerous local stations to downsize, digital media companies to furlough staff, and global news providers to adjust their cross-border operations. “The […]

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Restricting media in Covid-19 is life threatening for communities

  As journalists around the world work to report the crucial information their communities need to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, they face many hurdles. These include restrictive laws and having to combat disinformation. The coronavirus outbreak spread a human rights crisis across borders; the Jordanian government activated the draconian Defense Law, the Philippines’ Duterte administration  […]

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Maria Ressa: Social media being weaponized to discredit journalists online

  Over the last few years, autocratic leaders around the world have begun perfecting techniques of weaponizing social media to discredit critical journalists online, according to Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, who was speaking at the International Press Institute’s (IPI) virtual World Congress 2020 today. “Authoritarian governments are consolidating power by weaponizing social media and the […]

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