Since May, various Western media outlets have faced criticism from academics and journalists over the recent coverage on Palestine. Experts say rigidity in newsrooms has contributed to biased coverage.
The military junta in Myanmar has attempted to violently curtail the free press and silence opposition. Local activists have slammed reporting by international media for legitimizing the regime, and have asked for the U.N. to intervene.
CNN anchor Erin Burnett faced criticism last week for participating in a Saudi investment conference decried by critics as an exercise in propaganda to rehabilitate the regime’s image following the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
The media has been overly optimistic that the incoming Biden administration will offer a complete reprieve from the Trump era, exalting the president-elect at a time when maintaining a critical view of our leaders is crucial.
The days-long vote-counting process and the manner in which television networks covered the election returns has renewed a longstanding debate over objectivity in covering voting, elections and politics at large.
A panel of journalists and legal and communications experts discussed this summer’s nationwide protests against police brutality, and what sustained them as a movement, during a virtual event on Oct. 8.
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.