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.
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.
North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un’s rumored death sparked a media firestorm and revealed recurring flaws in the reporting on the tightly controlled regime.
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
Corruption within the Armenian government resulted in a revolution that shifted the tides in the relationship between the media and the government. Armenia has been added to the list of countries around the world enforcing censorship behind “hate speech” and “fake news” laws. Armenia is
Two weeks ago, American journalist Glenn Greenwald was charged with “cybercrimes,” by the Brazilian government. Press advocates have criticized the charges as “an outrage” and “a clear threat to press freedom.” Last year, Greenwald was part of a team that published articles exposing private conversations
While the 2010s featured the rise of social media and new reporting technologies, attacks and threats against journalists have brought increased concerns on the state of press freedom around the world.
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.