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BURKINA FASO: France’s rejection in Burkina Faso: a journalist decided to stay (Interview – French)

INA: Freelancing abroad is a challenge in itself. All the more so when you’re working from a country where mistrust of the French presence is exacerbated and which has seen two coups d’état in 2022. What is daily life like for Fanny Noaro-Kabré, currently the only French correspondent in Burkina Faso? 

DRC: Journalist in Danger” deplores Tshikedi’s “broken promises.”

Africa News: The Congolese organization Journalist in Danger (JED) said Wednesday in Kinshasa that it had recorded more than 500 attacks against the media, including five journalists killed, during the mandate of President Félix Tshisekedi, whose broken promises it “criticizes” in matters of the press.

EGYPT: Egypt Bans Mada Masr Website for 6 Months Over Report On Israel-Gaza War

CPJ: The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) to revoke its six-month ban on the  independent news website Mada Masr over its reporting on the Israel-Gaza war and to reverse its decision to refer the outlet for prosecution.

ERITREA: RSF recounts Eritrea’s press freedom failings to African human rights body

RSF: An Eritrean official told a meeting of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) that his country respects press freedom but Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which attended the meeting, demolished his claim, reporting that Eritrea has held journalists for longer than any other country in the world and has banned independent media for more than 20 years.

GUINEA: ECOWAS Court condemns internet shutdown in Guinea (Press release)

Media Defence: The ECOWAS Court has issued its decision following an application by the lawyers for the applicants; Association Des Blogueurs De Guinee (ABLOGUI), Association Villageois 2.0, Ligue Guineenne Des Droits De L’Homme and Centre Africain De Formation et D’Information Sur Les Droits Humains et L’Environment for judgment in default of defence.

IVORY COAST: REJI, the new network for investigative journalism on the African continent (French) 

RFI: The Dupont-Verlon Network for Investigative Journalism is an association created on Wednesday 1ᵉʳ November 2023 by the winners of the Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Fellowship. Driven by the relentless quest for information, REJI welcomes the 18 winners and around a hundred trainees and opens its doors to media professionals working in the search for truth in Africa and around the world.

MALI: Malian journalist Abdoul Niang charged with making false statements

CPJ: Malian authorities must drop all legal proceedings against journalist Abdoul Niang and allow him to report the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday.

NAMIBIA: Mushelenga commends Namibia for press freedom award

New Era: Information and Communication Technology Minister Peya Mushelenga last week commended Namibia for winning the African Champion of Press Freedom award, saying it confirms the government’s commitment to freedom of expression and the press.

NIGERIA: GIJC2023: Despite visa challenges, conference reunites journalists against global threats

Premium Times: Apart from the global funding challenges confronting newsrooms, there are existential threats of criminal corporate hackers, censorships by authoritarian governments, and violent physical attacks and death threats against journalists by individuals and institutions.

NIGERIA: Nigerian media unfair, biased in reporting women in appointive positions (Report)

Premium Times: Nigerian media often exhibit bias against women in public appointive positions at the national level, portraying them as weak and incompetent and questioning their credibility, a new report has shown.

NIGERIA: Media rights agenda urges President Tinubu to ensure journalists’ safety

Within Nigeria: The Media Rights Agenda, MRA has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to make a clear commitment to ensure the safety of journalists in Nigeria and bring an end to impunity for crimes against journalists.

NIGERIA: Some Nigerian broadcasting codes violate human rights – ECOWAS Court

Premium Times: The ECOWAS Court of Justice has declared some provisions of the the Nigeria Broadcasting Code as infringements on Nigerian citizens’ rights, including freedom of expression.

SOMALIA: Somalia top judge vows to help journalists beat impunity

The East African: The head of Somalia’s top court has vowed to protect journalists from impunity, signaling the first time the judiciary is rallying to shield newspeople from dangers perpetrated sometimes by rogue government officials.

SOUTH AFRICA: Government recognises media’s role in advancing democracy

SA News: The South African government has joined calls for the protection of journalists’ rights, particularly during a time when South Africa is preparing for national elections.

SUDAN: Those who killed woman journalist in Sudan must be held to account (Press release)

Reporters without borders: No investigation has yet been opened into the death of a Sudanese woman journalist who was run down by a vehicle of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces 20 days ago, on 10 October. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls the Sudanese authorities to identify the persons responsible and bring them to justice.

REGIONAL: Africa’s Sahel region: a media desert

France 24: Ten years ago, French radio journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were murdered by a commando from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in the north-eastern Malian town of Kidal. Since then, the security situation in Africa’s Sahel region has continually worsened. Today, the vast area stretching from Mauritania to Sudan has become a no man’s land for journalists, a black hole for news.

AFGHANISTAN: Media watchdog asks Pakistan not to deport 200 Afghan journalists in undocumented migrant crackdown

Via Yahoo: An international media watchdog is urging Pakistan not to deport more than 200 Afghan journalists who fled their homeland after the Taliban regained control in August 2021 as U.S and NATO forces withdrew following more than two decades of war.

BANGLADESH: 30 journalists attacked while covering protests – FIP (Press Release)

IFJ: Approximately 30 journalists were attacked and had their equipment seized while covering a protest demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the Naya Paltan area of Dhaka on October 28. 

BANGLADESH: How journalist offered voice to Bangladeshi factory workers

VOA: In the bustling heart of Dhaka, where the rhythms of commerce often drown out the cries of the marginalized, one voice refuses to be silent: Saydia Gulrukh Kamal.

CAMBODIA: Cambodian propaganda: Playing the victim to get away with murder

The Diplomat: In recent weeks, Cambodia’s state-aligned media has been flooded with articles attempting to recast the narrative around one of the ruling elite’s core economic interests: human trafficking-fueled scamming.

CHINA: China removes anonymity of bloggers’ accounts with more than 500,000 followers

Reuters: China’s most popular social media platforms on Tuesday announced that “self-media” accounts with more than 500,000 followers will be asked to display real-name information, a controversial measure that has prompted concerns over doxxing and privacy among some users.

CHINA & US: ‘The China Project’ media shuts, blaming ‘politically-motivated attacks’

Al Jazeera: The China Project, an independent media company known for its influential coverage of Chinese politics and society, has announced that it will shut its doors due to funding problems caused by “politically-motivated attacks”.

INDIA: Journalists face increasing threats as India’s press freedom declines

France 24: In India, journalists already face hurdles on several fronts: local media outlets are controlled by a small number of powerful owners, mafia groups are rampant and politicians are marred by corruption accusations. But a new threat is now emerging: through state agencies, Hindu nationalists directly target media outlets through tax audit raids, police reports and accusations of terrorism resulting in imprisonment. Journalists also face constant hate speech on social media.

JAPAN & HONG KONG: Hong Kong student jailed for 2 months under sedition over social media posts made in Japan

Straits Times: A Hong Kong court on Friday sentenced a student to two months’ imprisonment for sedition over pro-independence social media posts she published while studying in Japan.

JAPAN: Japan’s NHK launches 1st surcharge lawsuits against TV service non payers

Mainichi Japan: Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) on Nov. 6 announced it has filed legal action at the Tokyo Summary Court demanding three Tokyo households enter contracts with the public broadcaster and pay reception surcharges.

MONGOLIA: Bringing media literacy to Mongolia’s vast rural regions

DW Akademie: An engineer with experience studying abroad, Byambajargal Ayushjav discovered by accident that she also had a knack for teaching. With the Faro Foundation, she aims to expand education in her native Mongolia.

PAKISTAN: Media watchdog asks Pakistan not to deport 200 Afghan journalists in undocumented migrant crackdown

ABC News: An international media watchdog is urging Pakistan not to deport more than 200 Afghan journalists who fled their homeland after the Taliban regained control in August 2021 as U.S and NATO forces withdrew following more than two decades of war.

PAKISTAN: Pakistan failing to combat rising impunity for crimes against journalists

Asia News Network: Pakistan has failed to combat rising impunity for crimes against journalists despite legislation for their safety, according to Freedom Network’s Annual Impunity 2023 report released on Sunday.

PHILIPPINES: Prominent journalist shot dead during live broadcast in the Philippines

The Independent: A prominent broadcaster in the Philippines was shot dead on Sunday during a live broadcast of his show.

SOUTH KOREA: Committee to Hold Confirmation Hearing for KBS President Nominee

KBS World News: The parliamentary science, ICT, broadcasting and communications committee is set to hold a confirmation hearing for the nominee for president of the Korean Broadcasting System(KBS), Park Min, on Tuesday.

SOUTH KOREA: South Korean media accuses Yoon of eroding press freedoms

Nikkei Asia: South Korean media outlets say the government is interfering with editorial independence and targeting critics with politicized investigations, moves they connect to a broader campaign to suppress unions and opponents.

THAILAND: Thai PBS opens full training for entry-level announcers, batch 5 (Press release – Thai)

Thai PBS: The Public Broadcasting Organization of Thailand (TPA) or Thai PBS opens a learning space for everyone in organizing training courses for announcers in the broadcasting business and television business

REGIONAL: 60th ABU General Assembly concludes with election of new President

ABU: The 60th ABU General Assembly and Associated Meetings have concluded in Seoul, South Korea, with the election of Türkiye’s Professor Mehmet Zahid Sobaci, TRT Director General, as ABU President and Japan’s Inoue Tatsuhiko, Executive Vice President of NHK, as Vice President.

AUSTRALIA: ABC and CBAA partnership a win for local news reporting (Press release)

ABC: The ABC and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) are pleased to announce a new 12-month strategic partnership. The collaboration aims to support the diversity of local news reporting, both geographically and culturally.

AUSTRALIA: Ombudsman argues against allowing journalists access to their own search warrants

The Guardian: Journalists whose data has been secretly trawled by law enforcement agencies are unable to determine if they have been the subject of search warrants because it would breach their own privacy, the commonwealth ombudsman has argued.

AUSTRALIA: SBS audio announces new destination channel for Australia’s South Asian community (Press release)

SBS: SBS Audio will continue its rapid digital evolution in 2024 with the world’s most linguistically diverse audio network outlining a number of major announcements aimed at positioning it as a clear leader in the digital audio space.  

AUSTRALIA: The streaming services winning the battle for attention, and the feature Australians want

SBS: Australians are spending more time watching content on free-to-air streaming services than they are on subscription platforms like Netflix, according to a new report.

NEW ZEALAND: Community collaboration for RNZ (Press release)

RNZ: RNZ (Radio New Zealand) and CAMA (Community Access Media Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand) have agreed to share content and work together to benefit audiences across New Zealand. RNZ and CAMA, the national representative body for the 12 independent access media stations across Aotearoa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today (Friday 3 November 2023). 

NEW ZEALAND: Keeping it confidential to properly protect sources

RNZ: Protecting people who offer the media important information is a fundamental obligation. Producer Chris Cooke quit TVNZ after it failed to keep a promise to a sexual assault victim, whose off the record disclosures ended up being aired in court in defence of her abusers. Cooke and the victim, Erin Leighton, are now pushing for a ‘shield law’ to ensure our media can guarantee confidentiality. 

NEW ZEALAND: Netflix is a wasteland for NZ TV. A bold new campaign hopes to change that

The Spinoff: SPADA, the screen producers guild, is launching a campaign that seeks to make streaming giants pay a levy on their local revenue. If successful, see a shift in the amount of local content we see on the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime.

NEW ZEALAND: TVNZ reveals leadership changes

NZ Herald: TVNZ has announced a leadership shake-up that will see its executive team cut from 10 to seven. The state-owned broadcaster has not named its new boss, however.

TIMOR-LESTE: Former ABC foreign correspondent returns to Timor-Leste to share skills with journalists

ABC: Mark Bowling is a former ABC Indonesia correspondent who reported the fall of President Suharto in 1998, and the years of chaos  (and often violence) that followed across the Indonesian archipelago. 

REGIONAL: U.S vows to support ‘free media’ in Pacific as concern over China influence grows

Pacific News Service: Regional media has emerged as a new front in the contest between the US and China in the Pacific, as Washington said it will support “free media” while warning of the dangers of Beijing’s efforts to manipulate information around the world.

AUSTRIA: ORF in October 2023: 33.2 percent market share for the broadcasting group (Press release – German)

ORF: In October 2023, the ORF broadcasting group achieved a market share of 33.2 percent and a daily reach of 3.565 million viewers, which corresponds to 47.2 percent of the TV population.

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: Analysis: Backsliding in Bosnia and Herzegovina as media freedom faces myriad challenges (Analysis)

IPI: Media freedom in Bosnia and Herzegovina is undergoing a worrying period of backsliding amidst a string of restrictive new legislative efforts, hostile rhetoric and denigration of journalists by public officials, and ongoing systemic challenges facing the independence of public service media.


Balkan Insight: The Romani community suffers from discrimination in access to education, housing, and the labour market in Czechia. Nine out of ten respondents to a recent online questionnaire believe Roma people are presented negatively in the media there as well.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Dispute over the amount of the broadcasting fee (German)

Deutschlandfunk: Broadcasting fee up or down? While the Czech Republic’s old government under former President Babis wanted to completely abolish funding for public broadcasting, the new government is now even planning to increase it.

DENMARK: DR P3 strengthens current affairs journalism for young people (Swedish)

Nordvision: P3 Radio and Podcast have changed course, and that clearly includes strengthening journalism around current events and topics that concern the young listeners.

FRANCE: Appointments: Alban de Nervaux and Francesco Martucci members of the Committee on the honesty, independence and pluralism of Radio France’s news and programmes (Press release – French) 

Radio France: The Radio France Board of Directors appoints Alban de Nervaux and Francesco Martucci to the Comité Relatif à l’honnêteté, à l’indépendance et au pluralisme de l’information et des programmes de Radio France.

GEORGIA: Georgian Government Is Suppressing Free Expression, PEN Says

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: The U.S.-based PEN writers’ association warned in a report published on November 2 that the government in Georgia is clamping down on freedom of speech and cultural expression in ways that could have implications for Georgia’s bid to join the European Union.

GERMANY: How much does the broadcasting fee increase? (German)

Stuttgarter Zeitung: How much can ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandfunk cost? Behind the scenes there is a lot of fighting going on over the future of public broadcasting. Stefan Raue, the director of Deutschlandradio, wants more diversity in his programs and is relaxed about the topic of gender.

IRELAND: RTÉ Supporting the Arts: What’s On this November 2023 (Press release)

RTÉ: This November RTÉ is delighted to support Cork International Film Festival, along with 22 other arts and cultural events nationwide.   

ITALY: Meeting between Sergio, Rossi and ANICA leaders (Press release – Italian)

Rai: This morning the CEO of Rai, Roberto Sergio, and the General Director, Giampaolo Rossi, met with a delegation from Anica, led by President Francesco Rutelli. On the agenda is the centrality of the Public Service in audiovisual production, in particular fiction and films.

KOSOVO & SERBIA: Media in Kosovo, Serbia, Focus too Much on Conflict (Report)

Balkan Insight: A new report by BIRN Serbia and Internews Kosova says the media need to uphold standards when reporting on Kosovo-Serbia relations – and not just rely on politicians as sources.

MOLDOVA: Moldova blocks access to Russia’s main news agencies

Reuters: Moldova blocked access to the websites of major Russian news media including the Interfax and TASS news agencies on Monday, accusing them of taking part in an information war against the country.

NORTH MACEDONIA: Media Freedom in North Macedonia: fragile progress

OBC Transeuropa: On 30 October 2023, the final report of the fact-finding mission that took place between 5 and 7 June was presented in Skopje. OBCT participated in the mission alongside other MFRR partners.

ROMANIA: Romania: Political advertising in media is further corroding independent journalism

IPI: Influx of paid political advertising complicates already murky landscape for media funding and independence in Romania, while the country is facing four different elections in 2024.

RUSSIA: RSF To Launch Svoboda Satellite Network For Independent Journalism In Russia

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on November 7 it is launching the Svoboda satellite network, a dedicated satellite broadcasting service aimed at providing independent news and information to Russian-speaking audiences. 

SERBIA: Serbia: Journalists’ union leaders will meet Information Minister to tackle unlawful precarious work at Radio Television Vojvodina

IFJ: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has welcomed the minister’s commitment to meet leaders from its affiliate the Journalists’ Union of Serbia (SINOS) alongside representatives of the 135 workers impacted by the unlawful use of short term contracts which deny them a range of employment rights. 

SLOVENIA: Invitation to submit proposals and comments on the renewal of RTV Slovenia’s programming standards (Press release – Slovenian)

RTVSLO: The Council of RTV cordially invites you to a public discussion and submission of written proposals and constructive comments on the text of the revised program standards of RTV Slovenia. 

SWEDEN: To save heavily and invest for the future – at the same time (Press release – Swedish)

SR: Sveriges Radio’s program director Sofia Wadensjö Karén writes about the organization, which is now being sharpened to be able to both meet the future needs of the audience and a big savings bet. 

TURKEY: In Turkey, 3 journalists detained for ‘disinformation,’ one jailed, 3 others under investigation

CPJ: The Committee to Protect Journalists urged Turkish authorities on Thursday to immediately release journalists Tolga Şardan and Cengiz Erdinç, drop “disinformation” charges against them, and overturn an order for editor Dinçer Gökçe to read and summarize books about his profession.

UK: United Kingdom: First Anti-SLAPP law adopted

EFJ: On 26 October 2023, the United Kingdom passed legislation in the British Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act, including provisions to fight Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP).

UK: What should media literacy by design look like? (Press release)

Ofcom: Ofcom is seeking views on how tech firms can design their platforms in a way that promotes and supports their users’ digital literacy.

REGIONAL: How does the EU deal with disinformation? (German)

Deutschlandfunk: The internet is currently flooded with images and videos from the Middle East. The EU’s Digital Services Act is intended to regulate the major platforms in the fight against fake news and disturbing content. But implementation is still a long time coming.

REGIONAL: Impunity is on the rise in Europe: governments must take action

EFJ: While the number of journalists killed has fallen sharply in Europe compared to last year, the number of cases of impunity for murder continues to rise.

ARGENTINA: What are we talking about when we say public media? (Spanish)

Télam: The public media network guarantees access to communication throughout the national territory. There are 35 television channels and signals, 125 radio stations, a news agency with 28 correspondents and 102 Open Digital Television transmission stations.

BRAZIL: Ministry of Justice launches reporting channel for the Violence Observatory against Journalists and Communicators (Portuguese)

FENAJ: The Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJSP) launched, this Tuesday (31), an exclusive channel for reporting violence against journalists and communicators in the exercise of their profession.

COLOMBIA: Why did Internet go down in Cali, Colombia during the 2021 protests? A High Court ordered the government to find out (Long read)

Media Defence: On the 4th and 5th of May 2021, amid massive national anti-government protests, Internet connectivity was lost in parts of Cali, Colombia. This city, one of the largest in the country, was one of the epicentres of the demonstrations. 

HAITI: In Haiti, murders of journalists go unpunished amid instability and gang violence


JAMAICA: Gary Allen to step down as CEO of RJRGLEANER Group

Radio Jamaica: Radio Jamaica’s board today announced that RJRGLEANER Communications Group Chief Executive Officer Gary Allen will demit office as Managing Director of the company and CEO of the Group, effective December 31, 2023.

MEXICO: Organizations warn: 11 pages of journalists and media from San Luis Potosí were deleted on Facebook (Spanish)

ARTICLE 19: Office for Mexico and Central America, Communication and Information for Women AC (CIMAC) and SocialTIC have documented that between July and October of this year, unknown entities have eliminated or affected at least 11 pages [1] of media and communicators from the state of San Luis Potosí on the social network Facebook , from the company Meta.

PANAMA: Journalists denounce violence during protests in Panama (Spanish)

VOA News: Protests are intensifying in Panama after the government’s decision to sign a mining contract and several journalists have reported violent attacks by law enforcement forces.

PARAGUAY: Journalists in Paraguay urge the approval of a law to protect their work and human rights defenders (Spanish)

Infobae: The Roundtable for the Safety of Journalists of Paraguay, which brings together communicators and representatives of State institutions, urged this Thursday that a bill for the protection and safety of journalists be approved in Congress reporters and human rights defenders in the country.

SURINAME: A radio station critical of the Government of Suriname is attacked in Paramaribo (Spanish)

Swissinfo: The Surinamese Association of Journalists (SVJ, for its acronym in English) condemned this Thursday the shots fired against a radio station critical of the Government of Suriname, while the Police investigate to clarify the causes of what happened.

REGIONAL: #ENDIMPUNITY: Justice in crimes against Latin American journalists demands long fight

LatAm Journalism Review: To mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, which is celebrated every Nov. 2, LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) is highlighting four cases of journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean that, for the most part, remain unpunished.

REGIONAL: IAPA Bot: Endless Attacks Against the Latin American Press

IAPA: Serious incidents such as new aggression against Bolivian journalists, the shooting attack against a radio station in Surinam, and the closure of a Venezuelan radio station activated red and orange shades in the SIP Bot heat map this week.

REGIONAL: #SaveTheDate : “A Conversation On Media Literacy” – Nov. 13th (Event)

CBU: The World Association For Christian Communication (Caribbean) in collaboration with CARIMAC, The University of the West Indies – Mona, and UNESCO invite you to join us on Monday, November 13th, 2023 from 11:00 A.M. Eastern online at www.tiny.cc/medialiteracy for “A Conversation on Media Literacy”

REGIONAL: Webinar: Disconnected Democracy: The Impact of Internet Shutdowns on Freedom of Expression in Latin America (Event)

Media Defence: 8 November 3PM GMT: The right to freely receive and share information is a cornerstone of democracy, and the internet has empowered individuals to exercise this right. Because of its essential role in facilitating this, access to the internet itself should be protected.

ISRAEL: ARD team threatened by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank (German)

Süddeutsche Zeitung: An ARD team says it was temporarily detained and threatened by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. 

ISRAEL: Israel Takes Journalists to Combat Zone in Gaza While Blinken Visits Jordan (Paywall)

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ISRAEL: Israel’s Shuttering of Al Jazeera Awaits Defense Minister Approval

VOA News: Israel’s communications minister said a decision to shut down Al Jazeera’s local news bureau is now awaiting approval from the country’s defense minister.

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: Conflict in the Middle East: protecting journalists and ensuring their free access to the areas concerned is more than ever a duty (French – Blog)

Le Club de Mediapart: We, French journalists, most of whom are used to working in conflict zones, ask the belligerents involved to protect all reporters and to open access to the Gaza Strip to the international press. 

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: Journalist casualties in the Israel-Gaza war

CPJ: The Committee to Protect Journalists’ most most complete account of journalist deaths in the war.

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: The BBC’s Shayan Sardarizadeh on how he fact-checks misleading posts about the Israel-Hamas war

Nieman Lab: Combatting the onslaught of misinformation and disinformation about the Israel-Hamas war circulating online has been one of the biggest challenges for journalists covering the conflict.

TURKEY: In Turkey, the state is targeting scores of journalists

Global Voices: The state is relying on an infamous 2022 disinformation bill.

CANADA: Catherine Tait to address the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal: “Imagining a World Without Radio-Canada” (Event)

CBC/Radio-Canada: The President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada will talk about the challenges that face the national public broadcaster and the media industry, including declining trust in media and competition from foreign platforms.

CANADA: Defunding CBC would be ‘devastating’ to news in rural Canada, network president warns

The Toronto Star: The president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada defended the public broadcaster and its independence Thursday from a fresh barrage of pointed Conservative questions about its coverage of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

CANADA: Responsible and trustworthy news: CBC/Radio-Canada takes you behind the headlines and into its newsrooms (Press release)

CBC/Radio-Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada’s journalists, newsroom leaders and ombudsmen answered your questions.

CANADA: CMG Employees Vote to Accept TVO Offer (Press release)

TVO: TVO Media Education Group (TVO) today announced that its employees represented by the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) will be returning to work on Monday, November 6 after voting this weekend to accept TVO’s offer in the negotiation for a new collective agreement.

CANADA: In Canada’s battle with Big Tech, smaller publishers are caught in the crossfire

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism: Independent outlets explain how traffic and engagement have plummeted overnight after Meta blocked news from its platforms.

CANADA: Quebec media giant TVA lays off more than 500 employees, almost a third of its workforce

Radio-Canada: Company blames changing media landscape, unfair competition, government inaction.

US: ‘Are you sitting down?’ The windfall that transformed NPR 20 years ago. (Paywall)

The Washington Post: Was Joan B. Kroc a public radio fan? It’s unclear. But the heiress of the McDonald’s fortune knew how she wanted to spend her millions.

US: Death, rituals and outlaws: How PBS stations are using YouTube to reach young and diverse audiences (Paywall)

Current: A CPB-backed initiative helped launch YouTube series produced by stations in Texas, Louisiana and North Carolina, among other locations.

US: PBS Announces 2024 Election Coverage from Award-Winning Programs (Press release)

PBS:  A year out from Election Day, PBS announced a broad schedule of news, public affairs, and documentary coverage of the 2024 presidential election.

US: Public TV Protects the Public (Opinion)

TV Technology: Ken Burns. Mister Rogers. Downton Abbey. Earthquake warnings? Yes. While famous for producing educational programming for the American people, public television also plays an indispensable role in ensuring the public’s safety.

US: Why are journalists losing their jobs in record numbers? Blame the Trump slump (Opinion)

Nieman Lab: It’s a tough time to be in the media business — and not just because there’s no more “Succession” to binge. News organizations across the industry have been announcing job losses at a rapid rate.

US: WITF’s ‘Melanin Report’ seeks to amplify BIPOC voices in Central Pennsylvania (Paywall) 

Current: “It goes such a long way to hear that news anchor speak just like you,” says host and creator Marquis Lupton.

12 dos and don’ts of journalistic interviews

IJNet: As every journalist knows, interviews make stories real. They bring us closer to the truth,  give the news a voice, and supply readers with first-hand experiences that deepen their understanding of the world. 

Ending Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Media Defence: Media Defence continues to support and litigate cases of violence against journalists before domestic and international courts. We do this in order to combat impunity while reaffirming the obligation of states to protect media freedom and uphold democratic rights. 

More stations and universities should partner to realize ‘win-win-win’ potential, report says (Paywall)

Current: Partnerships between public radio stations and their university licensees are an underutilized resource in the effort to address the local news crisis, a new report argues. 

How you can help Current tell public media’s stories (Job opportunity)

Current: “I’m excited to announce that Current is recruiting another reporter. This hire will restore a position that opened in 2018 and that I made the difficult decision not to fill. It was part of a strategy to significantly boost our freelance budget with the intention of recruiting more contributors of color to our content. “

Journalism targeting children, teens explains Middle East conflict in age-appropriate ways (Blog)

INMA: When Hamas attacked Israel, Katrin Fischer, editor of Austria’s weekly Kleine Kinderzeitung,  knew teachers would need help facing students’ questions. She and her team used a journalism designed to inform — but not terrify — that young audience. 

Meta rolls out paid ad-free option for European Facebook and Insta users after privacy ruling

AP: Facebook and Instagram users in Europe are getting the option to pay for ad-free versions of the social media platforms as a way to comply with the continent’s strict data privacy rules, parent company Meta said Monday.

How ChatGPT’s responses change as top news sites from five countries block it

Reuters institute for the Study of journalism: We analyse how top news brands in Brazil, France, South Africa, the UK and the US approach the chatbot and the possible impact on responses

How big a threat does misinformation pose to democracy?

Nieman Lab

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