Human Rights Day: Press freedom under threat around the world

The right to freedom of opinion and expression is facing severe threat around the world, as democracies and authoritarian regimes alike are undermining press freedom and the public’s right to information, the International Press Institute (IPI) said ahead of the Human Rights Day on December 10. The Vienna-based global network of editors, media executives and […] The post Human Rights Day: Press freedom under threat around the world appeared first on International Press Institute.

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Online smear campaigns are growing challenge for Czech media

Although media freedom is comparatively healthier in the Czech Republic than in other parts of Central Europe, such as Poland and Hungary, the challenges to independent journalism are growing here, too. Media concentration in the hands of political power, especially Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, who purchased several influential media houses prior to his political ascent, […] The post Online smear campaigns are growing challenge for Czech media appeared first on International Press Institute.

International Press Institute(IPI) Online smear campaigns are growing challenge for Czech media

Boris Johnson 'looking at' abolishing TV licence fee for BBC

Remarks came amid row over PM’s refusal to look at a picture of a sick boy in hospitalLatest election news – live updatesBoris Johnson has threatened to take the BBC’s licence fee away as a source of funding, as he came under fire over a damaging row about his refusal to acknowledge a picture of a sick boy left waiting on a hospital floor.The prime minister suggested the licence fee, which is guaranteed to continue until at least 2027, was a general tax that can no longer be justified when other media organisations have found other ways of funding themselves. Continue reading...

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Mail on Sunday made false claims about Labour's tax plans

Press regulator rules story, since used in Tory campaign literature, was inaccurateThe Mail on Sunday (MoS) falsely claimed that Labour was planning to scrap a tax exemption on homeowners, in a prominent story that has since been used by the Conservatives as part of their election campaign.The press regulator Ipso ruled that the newspaper’s reporting was inaccurate and “could cause significant concern to readers that, under a Labour government, they could be liable to pay a tax they are exempt from under current legislation”. Continue reading...

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Alex Duval Smith, former Guardian journalist, dies at 55

Tributes paid to former Africa correspondent, who died in Paris after sudden infection Alex Duval Smith, the Guardian’s former Africa correspondent and most recently a freelance journalist across west Africa, has died aged 55.Duval Smith had been undergoing intensive treatment for lung cancer diagnosed in August last year. She died in Paris on Saturday following a sudden and severe pulmonary infection, close friends said. Continue reading...

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New controversial comments uncovered in historical Boris Johnson articles

Prime minister wrote for Spectator in defence of opponents of gay people joining military and claimed police were ‘cowed’ by Macpherson reportBoris Johnson defended those who opposed gay people joining the military and the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet being arrested, in the latest controversial comments unearthed from his time as a journalist.In articles written when he was in his mid-30s, the prime minister also wrote that the police had been cowed by the Macpherson report – which found that the Metropolitan police were institutionally racist – and claimed that officers were too busy on “racial awareness programmes” to respond to crime reports. Continue reading...

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Kate Figes obituary

Writer who excelled as an astute observer of people, in books exploring relationships and family life“I don’t believe that any of us can ever accept the inevitability of our own death. Life is too bloody wonderful.” So wrote Kate Figes, who has died of cancer aged 62, in her final piece of journalism, published only a fortnight ago. After listing some of the medical crises that had made her life rather less than wonderful over the last few months, she concluded that even this terrible year had its “surprising silver lining”, in that “by coming that much closer to dying I have learned a little more about how to live well.” Living well, for Figes, meant continuing to look beyond ..

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Why did the Sun publish a far-right conspiracy theory? | Daniel Trilling

The tabloid swiftly deleted its dubious exclusive linking Labour to a shadowy ‘network’ of postmodern hard-left extremistsOn Saturday, the Sun published an exclusive story by its political editor, Tom Newton Dunn, which announced that a group of former British intelligence officers had uncovered a “hard-left extremist network” at the heart of the Labour party. “HIJACKED LABOUR” declared the piece, which went on to claim that Jeremy Corbyn sits at the centre of a “spider’s web of extensive contacts” that stretch “from Marxist intellectuals to militant groups and illegal terror organisations”.A global online ecosystem has grown up that bridges the gap between the far righ..

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The IFCN Announces Updates on It’s Code of Principles–Changes Will be Effective from March 2020

An updated version of theInternational Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)’s 2016 Code of Principleshas been approved by an overwhelming majority of IFCN’s

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PD연합회 "'PD수첩-검찰기자단' 무리한 주장 없어...생산적 결론내야"

[PD저널=이미나 기자] 대검찰청과 법조기자들이 악의적인 보도라고 반발한 MBC '검찰 기자단'편에 대해 한국PD연합회(이하 PD연합회)는 "상식과 합리의 테두리를 벗어난 무리한 주장은 없었다"며 검찰과 기자들의 성명 내용과 관련해 "감정적이고 비생산적인 갈등을 유발할 위험이 있어서 깊이 우려된다"고 밝혔다. 앞서 은 전‧현직 검찰 출입기자 및 검사들의 인터뷰와 녹취 자료 등을 바탕으로 검찰과 기자단이 서로 필요에 의해 정보를 주고받는 등 유착 관계가 형성되어 있다는 의혹을 제기했다. 은 특히 폐쇄적

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조선일보, '4+1협의체' 예산안‧선거법안 본회의 상정 시도에 "무법폭주"

[PD저널=이해휘 기자] 9일 국회 본회의에 내년 예산안과 패스트트랙에 지정된 법안 등을 상정하기로 한 더불어민주당과 자유한국당을 제외한 야4당에 가 “무법 폭주”라고 비판의 목소리를 높였다. 패스트트랙 법안 저지에 나선 한국당의 어깃장에는 별다른 언급없이 제1야당을 제외한 예산안 처리를 문제 삼았다. 국회는 9일 오후 본회의를 열어 내년도 정부 예산안과 패스트트랙(신속처리안건)에 오른 선거법 개정안 및 검찰개혁 법안, 민생법안을 상정한다.더불어민주당은 9일 자유한국당을 제외한 '4+1 협의체'(더불어민주당·..

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한국기자협회장에 '언론개혁' 내건 김동훈 '한겨레' 기자 당선

[PD저널=이미나 기자] 제47대 한국기자협회장에 김동훈 후보( 스포츠팀 팀장)가 선출됐다.한국기자협회 선거관리위원회는 9일 선거에서 김 후보가 2586표(지지율 44.48%)를 얻어 당선됐다고 밝혔다. 김동훈 후보와 함께 출마했던 강진구 후보( 노동·탐사전문기자)는 1810표(31.13%)를, 손대선 후보( 북한뉴스팀 차장대우)는 1418표(24.39%)를 각각 얻었다.전체 기자협회원 1만 355명을 대상으로 한 이번 선거에는 9일 오후 6시까지 총 5814명이 참여해 투표율 56.15%를 기록했다.앞

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