A Study of Press Freedom in Venezuela

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.

Election 2016 in Global Context: Russia

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

From PM to MP: Covering David Cameron’s Resignations

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

How Social Media Brought the UN General Assembly to the World

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

Election 2016 in Global Context: Ghana

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

Angola Establishes New Regulatory Body to Crack Down on Press Freedom

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