Across the world, journalism is under fire. While more individuals have access to content than ever before, the combination of political polarization and technological change have facilitated the rapid spread of hate speech, misogyny and unverified 'fake news', often leading to disproportionate restrictions on freedom of expression. In an ever-growing number of countries, journalists face physical and verbal attacks that threaten their ability to report news and information to the public. With a special focus on gender equality in the media, the report provides a global perspective that serves as an essential resource for UNESCO Member States, international organizations, civil society groups, academia and individuals seeking to understand the changing global media landscape. Limited copies of the report will be available to participants but the full report is available for download. In this section.
Launch of UNESCO’s flagship publication: World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development | Oxford Law Faculty
PCMLP are delighted to announce the publication of UNESCO’s flagship study, World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development. The lead authors of this report include Nicole Stremlau (University of Oxford and University of Johannesburg), Iginio Gagliardone (University of Witwatersrand) and Monroe Price (University of Pennsylvania), in consultation with a research team that spanned 5 continents. The study was a major undertaking, charting recent trends in global media and communications, including the rise in algorithmic pluralism, the increasing polarization of the public sphere, gro
UN launch of World Trends in Freedom of Expression | Oxford Law Faculty
Across the world, journalism is under fire. While more individuals have access to content than ever before, the combination of political polarization and technological change have facilitated the rapid spread of hate speech, misogyny and unverified 'fake news', often leading to disproportionate restrictions on freedom of expression. In an ever-growing number of countries, journalists face physical and verbal attacks that threaten their ability to report news and information to the public. In the face of such challenges, this new volume in the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and UNESCO hosts "conference-debate" in Tunis to launch the Arab version of its report "Global Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development".
World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development
World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development. Special Digital Focus 2015. UNESCO Publishing. World trends in freedom of expression and media development. Nicole Stremlau, Head, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, University of Oxford. Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age. Author and Chief Researcher: Julie Posetti, former Research Fellow, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.
World Trends | II. UNESCO: FOSTERING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND MEDIA DEVELOPMENT
World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development – Special Digital Focus 2015 explores emerging opportunities and challenges for press freedom in the digital age. With a focus on online hate speech, protection of journalism sources, the role of internet intermediaries in fostering freedom online, and the safety of journalists, the report highlights the importance of new actors in promoting and protecting freedom of expression online and off-line. In a media environment transformed by digital technologies, this special volume in the World Trends series is a key reference for Governme
World trends in freedom of expression and media development
The report focuses on the latest trends in the media landscape, including media freedom, citing the rapid political, technological and economic changes of recent times that have put further pressure on the independence of media. “The rise of new forms of political populism as well as what have been seen as authoritarian policies are important developments”, emphasizes the report, adding that “governments are increasingly monitoring and also requiring the take down of information online, in many cases not only relating to hate speech and content seen to encourage violent extremism, but also wha
UNESCO Publishes Latest Report on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development | CMDS
UNESCO-funded World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development report will aim to understand how global media have been changing. Wits, the University of Oxford, and the University of Pennsylvania are leading a UNESCO-funded study to understand how global media have been changing and how they are re-shaping our everyday lives. The study has been ranked by UNESCO’s Board as “flagship publication”. This is the first time for research in the Communication and Information Sector to acquire UNESCO’s highest status. It will be launched at UNESCO’s 39th General Conference in November 2017, but the research team will make ongoing outcomes available on a dedicated website from the beginning of 2017. This will allow scholars, policy makers, students, and activists to make use of emerging findings, provide feedback and contribute to ongoing efforts. Share.
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She worked for UNESCO's Section for Freedom of Expression, where she coordinated the organization's strategy in the Arab region. Dr. Radsch previously worked as senior program manager for the Global Freedom of Expression Campaign at Freedom House. She has also worked for Al-Arabiya in Dubai, the Daily Star in Lebanon, and The New York Times. Quinn McKew, Article 19 Ms. McKew is the Deputy Executive Director of ARTICLE 19, an international freedom of expression and information NGO. She leads ARTICLE 19's global programs on ICTs, protection of human rights defenders and the campaign to incorporate transparency and good governance in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Ms. McKew is responsible for global operations and governance at ARTICLE 19 including the integration of the 8 regional offices and 50+ regional partner organisations.
Briefing: UNESCO World Trends Report on Freedom of Expression and Media Development | Freedom House
UNESCO Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Guy Berger said the report is unique and is becoming as influential as Unesco's Global Monitoring Report on Education. The report was developed with funding from the Swedish government. Sweden's Minister of Culture and Democracy, Alice Bah Kuhnke said the report gives an insight into the major challenges faced by the media worldwide. Also speaking at the occasion was the Strategic Coordinator of the Namibia Media Trust, Zoe Titus who pointed out that the multitude of issues facing the media makes the global report extre
UNESCO launches World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development report | | Namibian Broadcasting Corporation
In this publication I see an embodiment of UNESCO’s role as a laboratory of ideas and international understanding. The report portrays a world whose meteoric changes deeply affect societies, especially in the areas of freedom of expression and media development. The report portrays a world whose meteoric changes deeply affect societies, especially in the areas of freedom of expression and media development. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002610/261065e.pdf.
World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development | Global Report 2017/ 2018 | IFACCA - International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture...
The report shows an overarching global trend for media freedom, pluralism, independence and safety of journalists of disruption and change evoked by technology and, to some extent, the global financial crisis. The new trends have seen impacts in traditional economic and organizational structures in news media, regulatory and legal frameworks, journalism practices, and media consumption and productivity. The full report and executive summary can be accessed here: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/full-list/world
Media Policy Planner – UNESCO Report Released: World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development
The overarching trend observed throughout is one of disruption brought on by technology and to a lesser extent the global economic crisis, with mixed results for freedom of expression and media development. The publication comes at a critical moment for press freedom amid unprecedented opportunities for expression of new voices as well as new forms of restriction, surveillance and control. World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development is a key resource for governments, the media, academia, the private sector and civil society and is an essential read for anyone interested in the
UNESCO report - World trends in freedom of expression - Uganda Journalists' Resource Centre
UNESCO's Director of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Guy Berger, will address the newsroom implications of current debates about media freedom and privacy during the 21st World Editors Forum in Torino this June. The Editors Weblog (www.editorsweblog.org), launched in January 2004, is a WEF initiative designed to facilitate the diffusion of information relevant to newspapers and their editors. Press Freedom. Tags. advertising analysis audience engagement business models daily newspaper digital media freedom of speech innovation internet investigative journalism journalism mobile mobile publishing newspapers newspapers and democracy newsrooms online journalism paid online content paywalls press freedom safety of journalists social media World Editors Forum World Newspaper Congress World Publishing Expo.
New UNESCO report maps trends in freedom of expression and media development - World News Publishing Focus by WAN-IFRA
UNESCO launched a report that examines global and regional trends in access to information and freedom of expression, both of which are recognized as key to achieving the SDGs. The report finds transformations in the field of media freedom, which is being limited by legal restrictions on the right to impart both information and ideas. 14 May 2017: The third edition of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report titled, ‘World Trends on Freedom of Expression and Media Development,’ reflects on developments in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of It also celebrated World Press Freedom Day, which was observed on 3 May. [Publication: World Trends on Freedom of Expression and Media Development] [Publication Webpage] [UNESCO Press Release on Symposium] [UNESCO Press Release on Report Launch].
UNESCO Reports on Trends in Media Freedom | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD
UNESCO has Sustainable Development Goals (SGD) and in the Agenda for Sustainable Development by 2030, it is mentioned that media workers and journalists will have major contributions on the pushing for stronger institutions, justice and peace among and within nations. For the world to attain its SGD, it is important to establish institutions that are transparent, accountable and effective in all levels of society. The establishment of these institutions could be fostered when there is press freedom. Significance of World Press Freedom Day. In celebration of the occasion, the flagship publication of UNESCO, called the "World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development and Re-shaping Cultural Policies" will be launched. The works of winners of this year's World Press Photo contest sponsored by UNESCO will be put on display.
World Press Freedom Day: Its Objectives and Significance
World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Global Report 2017/18 (UNESCO, 2018) – C4D Network
The report, which covers the period 2012 to 2017, discusses freedom of expression across four key dimensions of media freedom, pluralism, independence and safety of journalists. It is intended as a tool for implementing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which recognizes the importance of ensuring public access to information and protecting fundamental freedoms among its goals. As one of its observations, the report shows that media independence is weakening and the professional standards of journalism are being eroded by economic forces on the one hand and lack of rec
Live Coverage: Launch of the ‘world trends in freedom of expression and media development report’ 2017/2018 – The Campus Times
The event "World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: A Pakistani Perspective on UNESCO Report" was co-organized by the University's Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) and by the Journalism and Media International Center (JMIC) at the Oslo Metropolitan University. The World Trends Report - funded by Sweden and supported by Norway - is part of a UNESCO flagship publication series mapping key transformations in freedom of expression and media development globally between 2012 and 2017. Ms. Camila Ferro, Consultant at the UNESCO Islamabad office, presented t
Pakistan launch of UNESCO's 'World Trends Report'
Global Freedom of Expression at Columbia collaborates with an international team of lawyers, practitioners, activists, and academics who have an expertise in freedom of expression and freedom of information. These experts, who work across the globe, are contributing to the mission of Global Freedom of Expression at Columbia, by identifying judicial freedom of expression cases, drafting analyses of the cases, reviewing yearly trends, and generally providing substantive input into the work of Global Freedom of Expression. Guy Berger is Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development at UNESCO. His remit includes the world press freedom day, safety of journalists, internet freedom, media pluralism, journalism education and grant-making by the International Programme for the Development of Communication.
Global Freedom of Expression | Experts - Global Freedom of Expression
Across the world, freedom of expression and journalism are under fire. Violent extremism, forced migration, and persistent inequality have contributed to a wave of political polarization, nationalism, and identity politics. This session will provide a platform for discussion of these issues, building on the findings of the 2017/2018 report of UNESCO's flagship series on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development. The World Trends Report explores recent developments at the global and regional levels in media freedom, pluralism, independence, and safety, each examined through a gender-sensitive lens and with special attention given to transnational and digital media.
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