Blog Posts By

tarek

17 Jun

Media Capture in the Digital Age

By Anya Schiffrin Independent journalism faces numerous threats, not least because of the precarious financial situation of...

26 May

Balancing Act: Newsworthiness, Privacy, and the “Right to be Forgotten”

Among the many controversies roiling our digital information spaces these days, content restrictions are undoubtedly the mo...

11 May

Regional Cooperation and a Post-COVID World: The View from West Africa and Southeast Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges confronting independent media and forced the media development communi...

05 May

The Gatekeeper to End All Gatekeepers? Social Media and the Transformation of Journalism in Developing Countries

By Noah Arjomand Journalists are some of the world’s most prolific social media users. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Wh...

27 Apr

Uprooting hate speech: The challenging task of content moderation in Ethiopia

By Yohannes Eneyew Ayalew While many have lauded social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for being open ...

15 Apr

Media Ownership in Bangladesh: Why More Media Outlets Does Not Mean More Media Freedom

By Ali Riaz and Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman Bangladesh’s media ecosystem paints a contradictory picture. On the one hand...

24 Feb

How Big Tech’s Content Moderation Policies Could Jeopardize Users in Authoritarian Regimes

By Gideon Sarpong Social media advocates have historically lauded its ability to facilitate democratic progress by connecti...

12 Jan

Saving Journalism: New Report Examines Global Initiatives for Media in the Post-COVID World

By Anya Schiffrin Dozens of plans to help save journalism have emerged since the COVID-19 pandemic decimated media outlets ...

22 Dec

Donor Support to Independent Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

This post is the second of a two-part series recapping CIMA-moderated panels held as part of Carleton University’s “Jou...