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29 Oct

Putting machine learning to work to measure media quality

By Samhir Vasdev Quality, fact-based news—and trust between citizens and journalists—is essential to helping people mak...

23 Oct

Brokering Local-International Knowledge: An interview with Dr. Noah Arjomand

Noah Arjomand is a sociologist and is currently the Mark Helmke Postdoctoral Scholar on Global Media, Development, and Demo...

12 Oct

Mapping Trends in Freedom of Expression Legislation in Latin America

By Agustina del Campo Regulation of the internet is on the rise worldwide. In particular, lawmakers are drafting bills and ...

04 Sep

Ethiopia is Unshackling the Media, but True Independence Will Depend on Reforms

By Henok Fente Just a few months ago, Ethiopia was one of the countries with the highest number of imprisoned and exiled j...

01 Aug

Defending Digital Rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Conversation with Passy Mubalama

By Morgan Frost While the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the fourth largest country in Africa in terms of popula...

26 Jul

In the run-up to elections in Zimbabwe, social media plays a larger role than ever

By Alex T. Magaisa On July 30th, Zimbabweans will go to the polls to elect a president, parliamentarians, and local author...

20 Jun

Addressing Local News Poverty: A Bottom-Up Approach Pioneered by Social Entrepreneurs

By Laxmi Parthasarathy Nearly two decades ago as a pre-teen, I used to deliver several hundred copies of the Scarborough M...

03 May

Celebrating World Press Freedom Day 2018

As journalists, media experts, and freedom of expression activists gather in Accra, Ghana, to celebrate World Press Freedom...

18 Apr

Privacy vs Free Expression: Global News Media Implications of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

By Ayden Férdeline Personal data privacy, or the general lack thereof online, has garnered a considerable amount of atten...