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,”...

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...

“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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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...