Blog Posts By

Paul Rothman

08 May

IREX Releases 2015 Media Sustainability Index for Europe and Eurasia

This week, IREX released the 14th edition of its Media Sustainability Index (MSI) for Europe and Eurasia. The 2015 MSI pain...

13 Apr

The Inevitable Arrival of Internet Censorship in Malaysia

In CIMA’s recent report on the success of Malaysian online news site, Malaysiakini, Janet Steele of George Washington Uni...

29 Jan

National Press Club Examines the Crackdown on Press in Turkey

Given the political tumult in Turkey and the dramatic crackdown on independent media, which reached new heights in December...

16 Jan

The Self-Defeating Censorship of Xi Jinping

When Xi Jinping emerged as the likely successor to the Chairmanship of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 2008, there was...

15 Dec

Draconian Secrecy Law Threatens Japan’s Media Environment

Thousands of people took to the streets in Japan’s major cities last week to protest against a controversial new secrecy ...

12 Nov

It’s time for a special rapporteur for freedom of expression in ASEAN

“Every person has the right to freedom of opinion and expression, including freedom to hold opinions without interference...

06 Oct

Political Support Key for Myanmar Media

“As we already know, media reform is the most important process in President U Thein Sein’s reform. We didn’t have en...

06 Oct

Political support key for media in Myanmar

Over the past two years, the euphoria surrounding the rebirth of independent media in Myanmar has given way to increasing c...

30 Jul

Uruguay’s Media Reform Success Story

On the eve of his appointment as the new Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of The Inter-American Commission on H...