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14 Aug

US Government Media Assistance Funding Increased i...

US government assistance to media freedom and freedom of information around the world rose sharply in 2016, with the lar...

01 Aug

Defending Digital Rights in the Democratic Republi...

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

26 Jul

In the run-up to elections in Zimbabwe, social med...

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

06 Jul

Mission Creep: The Expanding Scope of the “Right...

Two recent judicial rulings in Spain and Brazil have significantly expanded the scope of the Right to be Forgotten in wa...

29 Jun

Moving the conversation: Audiences turn away from ...

Each year, the Reuters Institute Digital News Report (DNR) sheds light on the most recent trends in the news industry an...

20 Jun

Addressing Local News Poverty: A Bottom-Up Approac...

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

22 May

Bearers of Bad News: The Unchecked Spread of Disin...

Last week, elections in the Indian state of Karnataka caught the world’s attention. For many, the results could hold a...

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 Free...

01 May

Trustworthy media in a time of distrust: No silver...

A steady stream of surveys, reports, and barometers continues to confirm what many experience on a daily basis: public t...

18 Apr

Privacy vs Free Expression: Global News Media Impl...

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

17 Apr

Holding the Line: An Interview with Tanya Hamada o...

The last two years have been a tumultuous period for Filipino democracy. Since the People Power Revolution in 1986, the...

11 Apr

China’s Outward Propaganda Strategy Undermines I...

At a press briefing during China’s National People’s Congress convened in March, a local Chinese journalist’s dram...