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
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 the face of such challenges, this new volume in the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development series offers a critical analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists. 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. Full report.
Fundamental questions about the future of free expression were posed by a panel of academics at the 60th conference of the International Association for Media and Communications Research in Cartagena, Colombia, this week. “The ecology of press freedom is being disturbed,” said Monroe Price of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, who is a contributor to the forthcoming and third edition of the UNESCO’s report on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development. “Other important trends are visible in increased investigative journalism, killing of journalists and decisions by the judiciary on freedom of expression issues.” Tags. Fostering Freedom of Expression. Colombia. Related Links. World trends in freedom of expression and media development. Projects. World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development. Media Services. All News.
Twelve Ugandan journalists receive Death Threats because of their work. Featured Stories. Unity FM reopened after one month of shut down. Unity radio in Northern Uganda remains closed, as police charges journalists. HRNJ-Uganda continues to challenge defamation law in the East African Court of Justice. Unity radio in Northern Uganda remains closed, as police charges journalists. Lira, 21st November, 2018; Unity FM radio based in Lira remains shut down since 17th November, 2018 when the Lira District Police Commander (DPC) Joel Tubanone stormed the Radio station with heavily armed police personnel and military officers, switched off the radio and picked six staff on allegations of inciting violence. World Press Freedom Day. Media freedom in africa. Press Freedom Index Report 2017. HRNJ-Uganda Media Violation Tracker. Arrests
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 In addition, digital safety also poses a growing danger for journalists all across the world, including “threats posed by intimidation and harassment, disinformation and smear campaigns, website defacement and technical attacks, as well as arbitrary surveillance.
A conversation with the authors of UNESCO's report, World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development. Omar Al-Ghazzi (London School of Economics). 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
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According to Lydia Gachungi from UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, UNESCO assessed the Global Trends in Freedom of expression and Media Development using the frame of the Windhoek Declaration of Media Freedom, Media Independence, Safety of Journalists, Having a plurality of media choices with a special focus on gender equality in the media. She stated that the report calls for proactive opportunities to build more capacity of women and develop an online presence that will liberate from newsroom hierarchies, to enhance gender equality online with the aim of addressing the shrinking space. italso advocates and supports progressive cyber security laws that do not hinder freedom of expression and media freedom, Support more MIL/Digital literacy for.
The United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists* in New York invite you to an event in commemoration of 2018 World Press Freedom Day. Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder and a promoter of reform and innovation. Prior to his appointment as Secretary-General, Mr. Guterres served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from June 2005 to December 2015, heading one of the world’s foremost humanitarian organizations during some of the most serious displacement crises in decades.
A UNESCO report to be released this week has identified global trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and safety, with an emphasis on gender and globalization. As Julie Posetti reports, the study maps trends that have emerged since 2007. To be released in Stockholm on Tuesday, the report draws on the expertise of nearly thirty international contributors from civil society and academia. Consequently, UNESCO has specifically highlighted the roles of bloggers and citizen journalists in the report. Here is a WAN-IFRA curated list of the top ten trends identified in the UNESCO report: 1) Advances in technology and innovative business models have opened new avenues for freedom of expression globally, including increased participation by women.
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 journalists
A new UNESCO report, “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development,” examines press freedom throughout the world. The report was launched at an event hosted by the United Nations Foundation and Freedom House at the U.S. House of Representatives, symbolizing the U.S. commitment to press freedom. While UNESCO has long espoused freedom of expression as an international norm and press freedom as a vital element in building open, transparent, and inclusive societies, the UN’s education, science, and culture agency has expanded its work in promoting freedom of expression and the prote
This new volume in the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development series offers a critical analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists. 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. Click here for full report. Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window). Click to share
Courtney Radsch, Committee to Protect Journalists and editor of “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development” Dr. Radsch is a journalist, researcher, and free expression advocate. 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. Karin Deutsch Karlekar, Freedom House Dr. Karlekar, who served on the advisory council for the UNESCO report, is the project director of Freedom of the Press, an annual index that tracks trends in media freedom worldwide. She coordinates the research, ratings, and editorial processes for the index, and also writes a number of the country reports.
The report acts as the basis of a summary report, presented to the General Conference of UNESCO Member States in November 2013, acts as a summary report on the current state of press freedom and the safety of journalists. 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 c
Advances on the digital revolution, attacks on journalists, and state-media conflict have marked journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to UNESCO's 2014 report “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development”. The document highlights state harassment of journalists, challenges reforming outdated media laws, media concentration, lack of journalistic resources and training, and drug-related journalistic deaths as some of the major problems facing journalists in the region. The report also cites uneven application of Freedom of Information laws and a rural-urban divide in journalism quality as examples of how Latin America shows interesting trends which require greater consistency in application.
In a Status study report on “Freedom of Information and Access to Information in Uganda”, which was sponsored by the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO and distributed to participants, Mr. Balikowa quotes Article 29(1)a, Article 41(1), Article 20(1) of the 1995 Constitution of Uganda to back up his argument. The 1995 Constitution of Uganda is relatively elaborate in its provision on the freedom of opinion, expression and information guarantees. Article 29(1)a, provides that everyone shall have the right to “freedom of speech and expression which shall include freedom of the press and other
UNESCO on Monday launched its global report on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development. The report deals with contemporary developments in press freedom and the safety of journalists. 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 extremely relevant and important.
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. Read more Just Published. Education | Culture | Communication & Information | Natural Sciences. Online Bookshop |. Newsletters |. Photobank.
The Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM) was established and gained acceptance from UNESCO on 9th November 1963, scarcely one year after Uganda gained its independence. Trained 150 journalists on freedom of expression using the UNESCO Tool-kit on the promotion of Freedom of expression. Participated annually in the celebration of the World Press Freedom Day. Outputs: Capacity building for media personnel promoted. Documentary heritage preservation promoted. Freedom of expression promoted. In an effort to promote freedom of expression, UNATCOM held a press dialogue for journalists. Ongoing Activity: Freedom of expression and safety of journalists promoted. Under this output, UNATCOM plans to Train ICT Technical Institutions, Government Communication and Informa