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Criticize and Rule or How to Tame the Media in Georgia

April 2, 2020
By belittling the role of independent self-regulators and upbraiding the media critical of the government, Georgia’s media regulator hurts independent journalism.

Brazilian Culture: In the Survival Mode

March 26, 2020
With budget cuts of up to 70%, new rules on accessing public funds and institutions forced to follow a government-imposed, controversial agenda, cultural production in Brazil becomes an act of resistance.

Internet Shutdowns in India: Attacking People’s Minds

March 5, 2020
The recent waves of extensive internet shutdowns across India not only restrict social and economic rights, but also adversely affect people’s mental health.

Community Radio Takeoff in Zimbabwe: Delayed Indefinitely?

June 20, 2019
The community radio sector has been flying high in most of Southern Africa, but remains grounded in Zimbabwe as politicians, seeing foreign conspiracies everywhere, fear loss of control in the media.

War Photojournalism: The Price of Survival

May 9, 2019
Death is the ultimate price that war photojournalists pay. But even those who survive tragedies will pay dearly for years to come. It is time for the industry to address this unwanted, often hidden, human cost.