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WDG

15 Sep

The New Censorship: Why Protecting Journalists Online from Harassment is Critical to Press Freedom

By Gideon Sarpong The rise of social media platforms provides many opportunities to the more than half a billion  internet...

01 Sep

Regional Collaboration in Southern Africa: Solidarity in the Age of Fragmentation

By the Media Institute of Southern Africa The landmark Windhoek Declaration, signed in Namibia in 1991, signaled Southern A...

26 Jul

Armenia’s New Digital Disinformation Bills Threaten Free Speech and Press Freedom

By Meri Baghdasaryan In the wake of a recently reignited war with Azerbaijan in 2020, concerns about the spread of digital ...

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...