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...

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...

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,...

Turbulence in press freedom of Finland  

By Aino Haili, Tommi Kolehmainen, Eini Nyman Helsinki -- Last year Finland experienced a turbulence in the freedom of the press. The pivotal change of state started with Finland's prime minister, the national broadcasting...

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...

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,...

Student Media: What You Need to Know

What are Student Media? In short, student media are similar to commercial media (like Rappler, BBC), but they are run by students.  What Do Student Journalists...

Can we afford to save the media but also losing the nation?

“Can we afford to save the Philippines media and keep journalists safe but also lose our nation and democracy? I don’t know the answer,”...

WPFD 2017: The Must-See Sessions

Selamat datang! Welcome to the World Press Freedom Day 2017 celebration, where you could speak up your mind and catch up on what's going on with...

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...

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...