Media coverage of sexual assault adheres to extreme victim stereotypes, often using language that exonerates the perpetrator while reinforcing a problematic culture of victim blaming.
Photojournalist Masrat Zahra, who was booked by the Jammu and Kashmir Police for uploading “anti-national” posts to social media, talks to MediaFile about her work documenting the “female gaze” of the humanitarian crisis in Jammu and Kashmir.
A new national security law has called into question the future of Hong Kong. On episode 12 of LTNS, photojournalist Laurel Chor discusses how the law has changed the city and the protests that have enveloped the streets of the global hub for the past year.
The EARN IT Act could fundamentally change how we use the internet by further restricting Section 230 and end-to-end encryption. India McKinney from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Adi Robertson from The Verge explain what this bill means for the future of the internet on episode #11 of LTNS.
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.
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.