World Press Freedom Day: JOURNALISM ON THE OFFENSIVE IN AFRICA

Please join us as we kick off World Press Freedom Day by bringing together some of the leading independent journalists in Africa to highlight their resistance against repressive governments throughout the continent. This daylong event will feature panels on digital media, investigative journalism, and the international community’s role on the continent. It will conclude with the premiere of a film produced by the Nairobi-based InformAction, entitled Guidebook to Impunity, and a networking reception sponsored by Freedom House and the Open Society Foundations.

GCCS 2015: Our campaign on Cyber Surveillance

In the run-up to the GCCS 2015 Conference in The Hague, CIMA and Radio Netherlands Worldwide are jointly producing a series of personal stories from journalists about the impact of cyber surveillance on their work. You can also check out the latest conversation on Twitter by checking out our #GCCS2015 twitter feed.

WATCHDOGS UNDER WATCH: MEDIA IN THE AGE OF CYBER SURVEILLANCE

The report looks at the implications that electronic surveillance–of e-mail communications, telephone calls, visits to websites, online shopping, and even the physical whereabouts of individuals–presents for privacy and for freedom of expression and association on the one hand and for national security and law enforcement on the other. Striking the right balance between these fundamental human rights and the need for governments to protect their citizens poses a daunting challenge for policy makers, civil society, news media, and, in the end, just about everybody.

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What is Media Development?

The term “media development” refers to evolution and change in the fields of news media and communications. This evolution can be stimulated by donor support, private investment, or indigenous processes of change led by media owners, managers, journalists, or other players such as media industry associations, or other collective efforts.

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Press Freedom Scores

Mali

For many years, Mali was seen as an exception in a region blighted by restrictive media policies. However, recent political instability and civil conflict have degraded the media environment. (All scores are adjusted to a 1-100 scale)

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