Safely covering foreign conflicts, Indonesian journalist got beaten in home country

Jakarta – Veteran war journalist Desi Fitriani shows disappointment when speaking about the attacks she experienced when covering rally in Jakarta recently. “I was sad...

We are… : An Editorial Note

The late and great Jim Morrison once said, “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind”. And that’s not what it seems, but that’s what’s...

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...

(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....

The Murder of Udin: A Grim Memorial of Press Freedom in Indonesia

Yogyakarta -- Udin was lying on his bed on Aug. 13, 1996. It was an ordinary night for him. His wife, Marsiyem, was ironing clothes. A visitor knocked at his door at 10:30 p.m. Udin went out to meet his guest. Less than five minutes later, Marsiyem found her husband lying unconscious on the ground. The night ended as the beginning of a case that challenges the press freedom in Indonesia.

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,...

What Journalists Say about Their Job

In World Press Freedom Day 2017, journalists from various countries has shared their favorite moments of their profession. Frederico Walter – Timor Leste “I’m happy of...

3 Simple Ways to Fight Hate Speech and Misinformation

By Putri Aulia Faradina and Meghan Levana Don't have any idea how to tackle hate speech and misinformation on the internet? Well, check the following...

“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...

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...

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...