In this new MediaFile series, the International section will be taking on the task of curating a list of five important world news stories that you may have missed this week because of news from the election cycle. In press freedom this week, a major
On Thursday, the United Nations confirmed Antonio Guterres as its ninth secretary-general (SG). While many in the media stressed Guterres’ socialist background, outlets more so harped on a different storyline – the fact that a woman was not selected for the post. The next Secretary General
This article is the fourth in a series about how foreign media cover the election. Read the latest article about Russia here. This edition of our election series focuses on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s media and its coverage of the upcoming American presidential election.
On Wednesday night, Delphine Halgand, the U.S. Director of Reporters Without Borders, spoke to students at The George Washington University about the importance of press freedom in the international community. The event was jointly hosted by MediaFile and George Washington’s International Affairs Society. The French-national
In February of 2014, students took to the streets throughout Venezuela to address grievances with their government. The country had one of the highest murder rates globally, a 50 percent inflation rate, and a lack of critical daily supplies such as toilet paper and milk.
This article is the third in a series about how foreign media covers the election. Read the first article about Israel here and the second about Ghana here. The first debate, this past week, between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had Russian media
Earlier this month, former British prime minister David Cameron resigned as a member of parliament (MP) representing Witney in the House of Commons, a position he has held since 2001. He informed the BBC that remaining in Parliament would be “a big distraction and a
If London 2012 was the “Social Olympics,” then the 2016 UN General Assembly should be dubbed the “Social UNGA.” This year’s UNGA leveraged the suite of new media tools rolled out by Facebook and Twitter over the past year to bring the two-week long meeting
This article is the second in a series about how foreign media cover the election. Read the first article about Israel here. This edition of our election series focuses on Ghana and its media’s coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election. Ghana is also experiencing an
The Angolan National Assembly passed four new bills this past August establishing a new regulatory body, “Entidade Reguladora da Comunicação Social Angolana” (ERCA), the Angolan Social Communications Regulatory Body. The move was approved in a series of laws formulated by the Popular Movement for the