Chinese officials banned BBC World News on Feb. 12, a week after the U.K. pulled the license of state-owned broadcaster CGTN, in response to reporting on China’s early handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
Experts fear a local news “extinction-level event” as COVID-19 worsens local news deserts across the country. Here’s a look at these emerging problems for the industry and what is being done to solve them.
With the White House refusing to answer basic questions about President Trump’s condition after he tested positive for COVID-19, reliable information on his health has been scarce.
The American public needs to know what is at stake in Yemen in order to mount public pressure on US officials to terminate US involvement in the war.
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.
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.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit an already struggling journalism industry even harder, posing a significant threat to local newsrooms across the country. The magnitude of the crisis requires us to invest public funds to keep the industry afloat.
The coronavirus has brought sports leagues to a standstill, and with fans keen on finding out when live games will resume, sports media is rife with speculation.