Social media has bolstered a #MeToo movement in Iran, potentially turning a new leaf in sexual violence survivors’ rights in the region.
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.
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.
Sajid Hussain, the founding editor-in-chief of the Balochistan Times, had been missing since early March and was found in a small city north of Stockholm last Friday.
Over the past decade, world press freedoms have been in decline. Even in established democratic countries like India, journalists are being censored and, in the worst cases, threatened to keep quiet. Technology has both helped and harmed the struggle for press freedom. While access to
The White House justified the killing of Iranian military commander Qassim Suleimani last week by claiming the formally designated terrorist was planning “imminent attacks” against the U.S. But in recent days, reporting by the Washington press corps has sparked questions about how strong U.S. intelligence on the attacks was, most notably, among a few Senate Republicans.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a new wave of nationalism in India and in the process, is determined to censor and attack journalists that report any criticism of his agenda.
After the Wall Street Journal reported that the Pentagon was considering sending up to 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East, the Department of Defense issued conflicting statements and had to ultimately acknowledge that further deployments were actively being considered.
For years, Nike has marketed itself as a company committed to supporting professional female athletes and encouraging young girls to play sports. The company is known for its powerful advertisements portraying female athletes from all ethnic backgrounds, a range of age groups and different languages.
After Facebook unveiled a policy exempting political ads from being fact-checked and removed, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced last week the social media platform will be banning all political ads. The surprise announcement puts the two social media giants on opposite sides of the debate over combatting disinformation ahead of the 2020 election.