Journalists Spotlight


Release Date: Tue, 31/01/2017
Tanzania's new media bill, aimed at combating "seditious reporting" and preventing hatred has been criticised widely by media experts who believe that it will be used by authorities to restrict media freedom and prevent them reporting on serious issues
Release Date: Mon, 23/01/2017
Despite allowing wide-reaching surveillance measures and concerns over privacy, general fear and suspicion has enabled the passage of the controversial Investigatory Powers Act, dubbed the Snoopers Charter, in the UK
Release Date: Wed, 11/01/2017
Receiving her Cecile B DeMile lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, Meryl Streep highlighted the urgent need to protect press freedom and embolden strong media to hold power to account.
Release Date: Sun, 25/12/2016
While the number of journalist deaths has decreased in 2016, the threat of impunity, the problem of false news and the ongoing dangers of covering conflicts, mean that much still needs to be done to protect journalists and media freedom
Release Date: Wed, 14/12/2016
Qatar continues to support young students in their quest to work within the media. While there remain issues facing the development of the country's media landscape, offering high quality journalism education should ensure the growth of a stronger culture of media freedom and media responsibility
Release Date: Wed, 14/12/2016
From the first newspaper being published in 1972, through to the launch of global media icon Al Jazeera, Qatar's media landscape has witnessed major developments in recent years
Release Date: Wed, 14/12/2016
A gallery of images depicting the shifting Qatari media landscape, from relatively humble beginnings, to hosting one of the global leaders in journalism and supporting a developing media industry
Release Date: Thu, 01/12/2016
Despite an apparent push towards promoting transparency and access to information, more needs to be done in Jordan to ensure the free flow of information to members of the media, according to a local media expert and press freedom advocate

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