Earlier this month, controversial Trump appointee Michael Pack was confirmed to head the U.S. Agency for Global Media. In mid-June, he fired all the top executives at the agency and froze spending. He now faces a lawsuit alleging that he breached the “firewall” that protects government-funded media from political interference.
With the coronavirus showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, the news media needs to find new methods of balancing other breaking news with what must be persistent coverage of the pandemic.
Recent media coverage of protests over the death of George Floyd has at times, disproportionately focused on instances of rioting and looting.
Less than two weeks into protests over the death of George Floyd and police brutality against African Americans, there have been more than 300 attacks on press freedom during coverage of the nationwide demonstrations.
In the wake of significant nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, many more athletes are stepping up to support the demonstrators and speak about their own experiences with prejudice.
On LTNS Ep. #10, Shantanu Mukherjee from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs explains how the pandemic has affected progress towards the SDGs and what needs to happen if the world wants to accomplish the goals by 2030.
After Twitter labeled a statement from President Trump for “glorifying violence,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to leave Trump’s post undisturbed.
Reporters all over the world are putting their lives on the line by reporting on COVID-19. But while the virus itself poses a threat, many governments are also cracking down on criticism of their handling of the pandemic.
Public health experts and social media platforms aren’t doing enough to limit the spread of dangerous conspiracy theories propagated by the anti-vaccine movement.
North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un’s rumored death sparked a media firestorm and revealed recurring flaws in the reporting on the tightly controlled regime.