World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


Censorship

Media managers from around the globe met for a press freedom roundtable to cap off the World News Media Congress in Estoril, Portugal on 8 June. There, journalists addressed the accomplishments they’ve achieved and what still needs to be done to maintain free and independent media.

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-06-25 10:09

En medio de la creciente amenaza a la seguridad de los periodistas en muchas partes del mundo, un proyecto colaborativo llamado Forbidden Stories está trabajando para combatir esta inquietante tendencia visibilizando las historias de periodistas que se han visto obligados a interrumpir su labor porque han sido amenazados, encarcelados o asesinados.

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Andrea Rodriguez's picture

Andrea Rodriguez

Date

2018-04-06 23:13

How do you run an independent media organisation in a country where the government imposes censorship rules? How do you support a successful media company without folding to pressure from your funders or your sponsors? The internet has exploded traditional media funding models. And yet, in some parts of the world, legacy media - even print! - remain a strong source of independent information. How are these companies surviving?

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-03-01 10:50

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-12-04 12:50

The Indonesian government has used the long-standing conflict in Papua to justify implementing harsh rules in the region, offering limited opportunities and restricted access to journalists. While authorities may withhold information from local Papuan journalists – who are identified by their family name or physical characteristics – foreign journalists have little chance of even accessing the region.

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Hedvig Lundstrom's picture

Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2017-01-05 16:03

Journalists, civil society groups and the ruling ANC party have gone head to head with South Africa’s public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), since May, when the broadcaster announced that it would no longer air footage of the destruction of public property during protests. The ban has caused a public uproar, with many accusing the broadcaster – the country’s largest – of censorship.

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Hedvig Lundstrom's picture

Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2016-07-28 10:57

Colombia’s constitutional court is moving ahead with a national referendum on a peace deal with FARC rebels, one month after the two sides signed a landmark ceasefire agreement in Havana. The country hopes the ceasefire will end half a century of discord, and move towards a deal that would see the disarmament and demobilization of rebels, and more regional stability. For journalists reporting in FARC-controlled regions, the ceasefire also offers hope of increased safety and an end to media censorship.

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Hedvig Lundstrom's picture

Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2016-07-27 11:21

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-04-14 14:21

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