“Malaysia Boleh”: An Exclamation in Repressive Regime

Ilaiya Barathi Panneerselvam and Douglas Elliot   Jakarta—May 2, 2017 It is the battle cry of a nation that echoes across the land. Simply put, ‘Malaysia...

Is A Good Coverage Worth Your Life?

The Indonesian Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) urges media companies to provide adequate safety equipment and training for their journalists. What is at stake? Insany Syahbarwaty is...

What does it mean to be a journalist in Palestine?

By Mosab Ibrahim Abu Saif and Nagham Kilani RAMALLAH— It was on October 31, 2015. A group of Palestinian journalists were covering the clashes between Palestinian...

Morocco: Challenges in Establishing Community Media for Pluralistic Society

CASABLANCA — Within a global context marked by an important rise of extremism at all levels, Morocco has, for more than a decade now,...

World Press Freedom Day

Indonesia is hosting the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2017 in Jakarta. Under the theme "Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media's Role Advancing Peaceful,...

Social Media, A Healthy Vehicle for Freedom of Expression

https://www.facebook.com/ade.armando.372/posts/10152907140402817 “Allah is not an Arabian. Surely Allah is happy when his verses are read in the style of Minang, Ambon, Chinese, Hip-hop, Blues…” Ade Armando’s...

(Not So) Little “White” Lies: How People Distrust the Media and How to Fix...

This is a short illustration of how fake news spread and misinformation happen: John reads some studies and concludes that the climate change is real....

Allan Nairn Slams Indonesian Press Freedom

Jakarta —  The US investigative journalist Allan Nairn stated that the overall state of press freedom in Indonesia is poor. The 2017 World Press Freedom Index...

Indonesian Press Council urged to identify ‘real media’

Jakarta -- Amid the confusion caused by information overload on social media, a journalist association tells Indonesian Press Council to identify the real media. Wina Armada,...

In Journalism, Love Defeats Fear

The first thing he did after reaching the stage was putting a poster in front of his podium. It contains a picture of a...

Hoax: A Rising Concern in Indonesia

Hoaxes are a cause of concern in Indonesia. Agus Sudibyo, Chairman of the Indonesian Network of Anti-Hoax Reporters (JAWARAH) delivered the aforementioned statement during an...

Independence of the Media Challenged as Efforts for Countering Extremism Rise

With extremism in its many manifestations, a free and independent media can be a beacon of hope in sea of chaotic, violent debates. They...

Good Practices in Media and Information Literacy

By Meghan Levana and Putri Aulia Faradina Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is an effective way to prevent hate speech and misinformation. MIL can empower...