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ALGERIA: Algeria detains three journalists who covered protests, alleged corruption

CPJ: Algerian authorities should immediately release journalists Said Boudour, Abdelmoundji Kheladi, and Adel Azeb Chikh from pretrial detention and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

BURUNDI: Media control in Burundi: journalists protest, others validate (French)

RFI: The controversy is beating after the decision of the National Council of Communication, a government body regulating the media, to impose strict media control during the elections of May 2020. Two independent media, however, try to resist by not signing the code.

DRC: Press in DRC: Journalists waiting for more protective law (French)

RFI: Everyone is unanimous. The nature of the relationship between media professionals and political power has changed since the changeover at the head of the country earlier this year.

GHANA: NCA Denies Muting Free Speech By Shutting Down Radio Stations In Ghana

Via Broadcast Media Africa: The National Communications Authority (NCA) in Ghana has rejected the claims by former President John Mahama that its decision to close down various radio stations stifles free speech.

GUINEA: Journalists face the challenges of informing (Listen – French)

RFI: This report provides an overview of the state of the press in Guinea and shows the challenges faced by Guinean journalists.

KENYA & CHINA: Kenya And China Ink Agreement To Broadcast Chinese TV Series

Via Broadcast Media Africa: Kenya’s national broadcaster, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-KBC has inked a partnership agreement with China’s National Radio and Television Administration to air a Chinese TV drama series, “Feather Flies to the Sky”, across Kenya.

LIBERIA: Liberia’s contradictory attitude to a free press

Deutsche Welle: Liberia has cracked down on critical media over the past year. At the same time, the government has repealed harsh media laws that saw journalists suffer excessive jail sentences and fines.

NAMIBIA: NBC defies Swapo order

The Namibian: The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation’s spokesperson Umbi Karuaihe-Upi says the national broadcaster has editorial independence, and will not be dictated to.

NAMIBIA: NBC suspends Outside Broadcasting Manager

NBC News: The Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has suspended its Outside Broadcasting (OB) Manager, Ronney Hoebeb today.

NIGERIA: Govt Presses Forward With WebTv Licensing Despite Outcry

Via Broadcast Media Africa: Nigeria’s Federal government has confirmed that it will go ahead with the licensing of online televisions, as the move will sanitise the country’s broadcast industry.

SOUTH AFRICA: 43 community radio stations across South Africa face closure

IOL: More than 40 community radio stations nationwide face a shut down because of a lack of licences, funding and spiralling debt.

SOUTH AFRICA: SABC reduces net losses by 35% (Watch)

SABC News: The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has reduced its net losses by 35% in the 2018/2019 financial year. The public broadcaster’s board Chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini said this in his opening remarks when briefing Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications.

TUNISIA: UTT calls to stop attacks against workers in media sector

Tunis Afrique Presse: The Union of Tunisian Workers (UTT) called, on Monday in a press release, to stop attacks against journalists and all workers in the media sector.

UGANDA: Uganda Media Houses Say Regulator Stifling Space

VOA: Media houses in Uganda say they are being forced to exclude some sections of the public from making appearances.

ZIMBABWE: Bulawayo residents, journalists slam proposed media Bill

New Zimbabwe: Bulawayo residents and journalists on Tuesday took turns to slam some of the provisions on the proposed Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) Bill which they described as both undemocratic and unconstitutional.

REGIONAL: Winners Announced – West Africa Media Excellence Awards 2019

MFWA: Sama Tounwendsida Hugues Richard of Burkina Faso has been named the 2019 West Africa Journalist of the Year for his impactful reporting of mental illness in Burkina Faso.

HONG KONG: ‘No plan’ for gov’t registration of journalists, says Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam amid press freedom fears

Hong Kong Free Press: Chief Executive Carrie Lam has denied rumours that her administration will begin to require official registration for journalists in Hong Kong, adding that she supports the press in monitoring the government.

INDIA: Andhra Pradesh government pushes for power to sue on fake news

IFJ: The Andhra Pradesh government has submitted a proposal to allow department secretaries to sue media organisations for alleged “fake news”. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) denounce the submission as a strategic curtailing of freedom and calls on the government to withdraw the proposal immediately.

INDIA: India partially lifts communications blackout in Kashmir, internet still down

Global Voices: Indian authorities have partially lifted access to communication networks in Kashmir. Access to the internet, however, remains cut off.

INDIA: India Plans to Regulate Social Media to Protect Against ‘Unimaginable Disruption’

Bloomberg: India plans to introduce rules to regulate social media because it can cause “unimaginable disruption” to democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government said in a legal document filed in the nation’s Supreme Court on Monday.

JAPAN: Typhoon Hagibis highlights the value of social media in a disaster

The Japan Times: There has been plenty wrong with conversations on social media over the past decade and yet it’s hard to argue that online platforms are anything other than essential in an emergency.

KYRGYZSTAN: Journalism in Kyrgyzstan: Feeding at the Public Trough 

CMDS: In a country where media heavily rely on government funding and informal payments, there can’t be much independent reporting. Kyrgyz journalists attest to that.

MALAYSIA: Challenges to improving press credentials (Opinion)

New Straits Times: Reporting the news without fear or favour is a key tenet of journalism, an industry widely acknowledged for its significant influence over society at large.

PAKISTAN: Pakistan denies entry to Committee to Protect Journalists official

Reuters: Authorities at Pakistan’s Lahore airport denied entry to the Asia coordinator of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), saying his name was on blacklist managed by the Ministry of Interior, a statement from the New York-based organisation said.

PHILIPPINES: Maria Ressa among BBC’s 100 ‘inspiring and influential’ women of 2019

Rappler: Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa is among BBC’s 100 “inspiring and influential” women of 2019, joining the likes of US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, climate change activist Greta Thunberg, and Best FIFA Women’s Player Megan Rapinoe.

SINGAPORE: Isentia pilots Live Alerts for broadcast media in Singapore

Asia Radio Today: Isentia, a media monitoring service in Singapore, offering clients the opportunity to receive text messages about their media mentions approximately four minutes after the radio or television broadcast.

TAIWAN: BBC News Chinese content goes live on Taiwan’s EBC News

BBC Media Centre: BBC News has further expanded its presence in Taiwan by making a selection of its Chinese-language news content available on the country’s leading news platform, EBC News. The EBC website will offer high-impact stories (text and video) from BBC News Chinese every day.

THAILAND: Thailand’s Anti-Fake News Center Fuels Concerns over Press Restrictions (Listen)

VOA: Thailand plans to set up a center to fight the spread of fake news on social media and the internet. Government officials have said they expect the center to open by next month.

REGIONAL: Southeast Asia ‘fake news’ laws open the door to digital authoritarianism

Deutsche Welle: Rights campaigners say new cybersecurity laws regulating social media in Southeast Asia are allowing increased data surveillance and a crackdown on dissent under the pretext of fighting “fake news.”

AUSTRALIA: ABC sets aside $23m for underpaid staff as union blames ‘budget pressures’

The Guardian: The public broadcaster treated casuals as ‘second-class workers’ who could be exploited to save money, the CPSU says

AUSTRALIA: Australia’s erosion of press freedom is a troubling trend (Paywall)

The Times: When the government keeps the truth from you, what are they covering up?” That’s the urgent question posed by a coalition of Australian newspaper groups who have taken the unprecedented step this week of publishing blacked-out front pages, bearing red stamps marked “secret”, to highlight growing government threats to basic press freedoms.

AUSTRALIA: Ita Buttrose calls for more funding for greater ABC role in Asia-Pacific

The Guardian: ABC chair says journalism’s importance to Australia’s interests in region ‘cannot be underestimated’

AUSTRALIA: Media Freedom Act – here’s how it could work (Opinion)

Pacific Media Centre: Australians picked up their morning papers yesterday to find heavily blacked-out text instead of front-page headlines. This bold statement was instigated by the “Your Right to Know” campaign, an unlikely coalition of Australian media organisations fighting for press freedom and source protection.

AUSTRALIA: Media unites to rally for press freedom, taking campaign to front pages and airwaves

ABC News: The nation’s media companies have redacted their front pages to highlight the constraints on media organisations under strict national security legislation.

NEW ZEALAND: Media expert Bill Ralston warns ‘hundreds’ of journalism jobs could go if no Three buyer found

Stuff: Media commentator Bill Ralston says “hundreds” of journalism jobs will be lost if MediaWorks cannot find a buyer for Three.

NEW ZEALAND: Mediaworks cutting back local content (Listen)

RNZ: Mediaworks cutting back on local content production. Duncan Grieve from the Spin Off joins the discussion to talk about why they are turning their backs on local shows.

NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand media: a health check

The Spinoff: In the wake of the shocking revelations about Three, Duncan Greive assesses the health of New Zealand’s six big media companies.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Papua New Guinea’s untold media freedom challenge

The Interpreter: Cuts by foreign news agencies, poor resourcing and cultural hurdles for local journalists are obstacles to overcome.

REGIONAL: Pacific viewers yet to see any Australian television programs, a year after commercial TV deal announced

SBS News: Australia is yet to decide what commercial television programs it will send to Pacific broadcasters a year after the government announced a $17 million deal.

AUSTRIA: Blind and partially sighted association warns of ORF savings in audio description (German)

Horizont: As Horizont learned last week, the austerity measures at ORF also affect accessibility. Now the Blind and Visually Impaired Association Austria (BSVÖ) criticizes the planned savings and warns against discrimination.

BULGARIA: RSF asks President Radev to defuse Bulgaria’s press freedom “crisis”

RSF: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) secretary-general Christophe Deloire met with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev in Sofia today to discuss how to improve respect for press freedom in his country, which is ranked 111th in the World Press Freedom Index. 

CZECH REPUBLIC: Czech Republic needs to urgently address problem of press freedom

ECPMF: Political interference, hate speech aimed at journalists, low pay and lack of resources are causing serious problems in the Czech Republic’s media system. 

ESTONIA: Association of Media Enterprises wants digital tax in Estonia by 2021

ERR: The Estonian Association of Media Enterprises says it is necessary to introduce a digital tax in Estonia as soon as possible, which would be by 2021.

FRANCE: For public broadcasting, the future is the ORTF? (Opinion – French)

Telerama: The reform of the audio-visual law foreshadows a future “BBC in the French”? Or reinforced political control, accompanied by drastic saving measures? On all sides, concerns are emerging.

FRANCE: France OTT player Salto gains triple investment

IBC365: France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 are set to triple the investment in jointly backed on-demand service Salto, according to reports.

FRANCE: The ad will not return on France Televisions in the evening, promises the government (French)

Le Monde: In a study revealed by “Le Parisien”, the Council of State advocates the return of advertising after 20 hours when broadcasting sports events.

GERMANY: Newsrooms for the next Rezo

MDR360: Are the newsrooms of the parties and ministries based on editorial structures a threat to journalism? Or is there such an understandable desire to make public relations and advertising more efficient?

IRELAND: RTÉ poised for cuts as it pleads with Government to fix ‘broken’ licence fee

The Irish Times: RTÉ is set to brief staff, with the dread phrase ‘compulsory redundancies’ hanging in the air.

MALTA: International organisations demand an end to impunity two years after the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta

RSF: Two years after the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, on 16 October 2019, we, the undersigned international free expression, anti-corruption, and journalists’ organisations, once again demand an end to impunity for this heinous attack.

NETHERLANDS: Fake news: “This is a war against the facts” (Dutch)

NPO: Incorrect messages and fake news that are distributed as if they were from well-known news organizations. It happened the NOS and the RTL News last week. HUMAN editor-in-chief Marc Josten: “This is so dangerous. It’s a kind of war against the facts.”

NETHERLANDS: NPO ZAPP launches new youth documentary hub ZAPPDOC (Dutch)

Media Magazine: NPO Zapp launches the new youth documentary hub ZappDoc in which a combined impetus is given to the youth documentary at the Public Broadcasting.

RUSSIA: Wave of raids on critical journalists in Russia

RSF: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a coordinated wave of police raids on at least six journalists in four different Russian regions in the past 48 hours. The searches are clearly designed to intimidate media personnel throughout Russia, RSF said.

SLOVAKIA: Slovak prosecutor charges four in murder of investigative journalist

Thomson Reuters Foundation News: Slovak authorities charged four people on Monday in the murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a case that sparked major protests against high-level corruption and forced then-premier Robert Fico to resign.

SPAIN: A fire in the building that houses the territorial center of RTVE in the Balearic Islands forces to suspend the territorial news of TVE (Spanish)

RTVE: A fire occurred on Monday in the meter room of the building that houses the Territorial Center of RTVE in the Balearic Islands has forced to cut the electricity supply of the property.

SPAIN: IFJ joins the manifesto of rejection of attacks on information professionals (Spanish)

IFJ: The International and European Federations of Journalists (FIP and FEP) to the manifesto drawn up by the Union of Periodistes de Catalunya, a union affiliated to the FeSP, a member of the FIP and the FEP, repulses the numerous attacks on media during the protests in Catalonia.

SPAIN: RTVE condemns attacks on TVE professionals during riots in Barcelona (Spain)

RTVE: The RTVE management regrets and condemns the aggressions that one of the TVE teams suffered last night while reporting the violent incidents that were taking place in the streets of Barcelona.

SWEDEN: “SVT a guarantee for a broad Swedish content” (Opinion – Swedish)

Svenska Dagbladet: The combination of strong and broad public service and strong commercial media creates the best choice for the audience. This is what Peter Nyrén, program commissioner at SVT, writes.

UK: BBC licence fee: culture minister hints at a future in competition with Netflix for UK public broadcaster (Opinion – Watch)

The Conversation: Nicky Morgan, the culture secretary, has announced to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee that she is open to replacing the BBC license fee with a Netflix-style subscription charge. This is a significant change from previous ministers who have protected the license fee for many years and ruled out scrapping it.

UK: Culture secretary will not intervene in BBC decision to scrap free TV licences for over 75s, “open-minded” to subscription model

Digital TV Europe: UK culture secretary Nicky Morgan has said she is “open-minded” about changes to the way the BBC is funded, including moving from a licence-fee model towards a subscription-led service.

UK: Jack Thorne: TV industry needs to address disability diversity

The Guardian: Screenwriter behind new His Dark Materials adaptation calls for meaningful representation

UK: Samira Ahmed takes BBC to court over claim of unequal pay

The Guardian: Presenter alleges she was paid less than male colleagues for equivalent work at broadcaster

ARGENTINA: Press aggression: How was the violent attack on journalists during the demonstration at the Consulate of Chile in Buenos Aires (Spanish)

Clarín: A cameraman of La Nación was one of those attacked and injured during the demonstration. He ended up with a head cut and had to be treated by doctors on site. As all the press teams that were there report, the attack began when a faction attacked journalists who were working. 

CHILE: Chilean newspaper El Mercurio de Valparaíso is set on fire during protests in South American country

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: The building that houses Chilean newspaper El Mercurio de Valparaíso was set on fire in the midst of protests that have left a total 11 dead in the South American country as of Oct. 21. 

COLOMBIA: Colombian community radio host is killed inside studio in Nariño

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Journalist and radio host Javier Córdoba Chaguendo was shot dead while running a music program on Planeta Stereo in the station’s studio on Oct. 18.

HAITI: Defending Press Freedom | IAPA Condemns Murder Of Journalist In Haiti

Jamaica Gleaner: The murder of a second journalist in Haiti this year, Néhémie Joseph, underscores the violence and risks faced by reporters in that Caribbean country, the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) stated Wednesday in its condemnation of the attack.

HONDURAS: Journalist questions lack of action after filing a complaint for threats (Spanish) 

C-Libre: Journalist Santiago López expressed concern that reports of death threats towards him and his family have not yet had a response from the  Public Ministry, the Technical Agency for Criminal Investigation (ATIC) or the Police Investigation Department (DPI).

MEXICO: The silent extermination of journalists in Mexico (Spanish) 

Diario 16: Numerous journalists working in Mexico ,especially those who deal with issues related to crime or criticize politicians and officials, have been victims of persecution and aggression by both government authorities and criminal groups, according to a recent report by the Human Rights Department. 

NICARAGUA: Radio Corporación journalist flees his home in Somoto because of police and paramilitary harassment. (Spanish) 

La Prensa: Denis José  García, Radio Corporación correspondent in the department of Madriz, fled his home on Tuesday October 15th because of a joint siege of agents of the Orteguista police and armed civilians on motorcycles. 

VENEZUELA: Venezuelan journalist Boris Muñoz wins Cabot Prize and says Latin American journalism is living its best moment

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: The Knight Center spoke with Muñoz about his career and the current state of journalism in Latin America. “Latin American journalism is in one of its best moments. Despite the economic crisis of the big media as a result of the irruption of the internet, few times before had there been such a diverse and high-level journalism throughout the entire region,” he said.

IRAN: Enemies of the State: Four Iranian journalists sentenced to 30 years in prison

Via IFEX: Freedom of expression remains threatened in Iran as journalists continue to face state persecution.

IRAQ: Unidentified gunmen detain Iraqi blogger Shojaa al-Khafaji

CPJ: The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iraqi authorities to disclose whether they have custody of Iraqi blogger Shojaa Fares al-Khafaji and if not, to immediately open an investigation after unidentified armed men took him from his home.

LEBANON: Lebanon PM closes Future TV

Rapid TV News: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has suspended Future TV, the free-to-air channel established by his father Rafiq al-Hariri in 1993, due to ongoing financial troubles.

OMAN: Omani Women’s Day: Digital media offers limitless potential (Opinion)

ZAWYA: Majority of high profile journalists and editors remain males.

SYRIA: Two journalists killed and four injured in explosion in northern Syria

IFJ: Journalists Saad Ahmed, working for Hawar ANHA news agency, and Mohamed Hussein, correspondent for Çira TV, were killed and four others were injured on Sunday 13 October in an explosion in the city of Ras al-Ain, located in northern Syria. 

TURKEY & SYRIA: Turkey, Syria and the war that just gets tougher to report

Al Jazeera: The quagmire in Syria gets worse and the reporting gets even more difficult. Plus blackface in the Arab world.

TURKEY & SYRIA: Turkey/Syria: Media and journalists under attack

PEN International: PEN International strongly condemns attacks against journalists and the ongoing media crackdown following Turkey’s offensive in Northern Syria, and calls on all parties to protect journalists from harm and to uphold the rights to freedom of expression and opinion.

CANADA: #Fakenews is being used to discredit mainstream media coverage of the Canadian election (Opinion)

The Conversation: There are many concerns, discussions and news reports on the possible dissemination of fake news in Canada as the country heads towards the Oct. 21 election, often referenced with the Twitter hashtag #elxn43.

CANADA: How did the CBC prepare for the election night? (French – Watch)


CANADA: Making digital media accessible for all

CBC/Radio-Canada: Radio-Canada posts between 400 and 450 new content items every day across its various platforms. Given that about 22% of Canadians live with a disability, it’s essential that content be accessible to the largest possible audience on all platforms. 

CANADA: Statement from Catherine Tait: “Why your public broadcaster is defending journalism” 

CBC/Radio-Canada: Some principles must be defended. Journalistic independence is one of them.

U.S: From newsroom to newsletter: How local journalists are DIYing important coverage via email

Nieman Lab: Just as blogging allowed a new cadre of journalists to work outside established news organizations in the early 2000s, the email newsletter boom has done the same in local communities. “This is more than 40 hours a week for far less than minimum wage. To be frank, it’s exhausting. I only do it because it’s so important.”

U.S: PBS and The National Association for Media Literacy Education Announce Partnership (Press Release)

PBS:  PBS and The National Association for Media Literacy Education(NAMLE) announced a joint effort to promote the importance of media literacy education. 

U.S: PBS Programming Honors Native Americans and Veterans October-November 2019 (Press Release)

PBS: In recognition of Veterans Day and Native American Heritage Month, PBS programming airing later this fall will honor and celebrate the many contributions made to our country by both Native Americans and veterans, and explore issues impacting the lives of these communities.

U.S: Search for answers continues as Nevada Public Radio pulls back from financial collapse (Paywall)

The Current: Board members and the new interim CEO of Nevada Public Radio are continuing to investigate the financial meltdown revealed last month that almost led to the station’s collapse.

U.S: Six New Public Media Teams Join Project Catapult

PRX: PRX’s podcast training program for public media stations welcomes producers from Tennessee, Kentucky, Wyoming, San Diego, New Orleans, and Washington D.C.

U.S & Mexico: Tracking journalist stoppages at the US border

CJR: Earlier this month, Ben Watson, a news editor for Defense One, an Atlantic Media site, found himself the subject of an uncomfortable interview. He was held up at passport control in Dulles International Airport by a Customs and Border Protection officer, who repeatedly asked him, “You write propaganda, right?” Watson was allowed to pass only after he agreed. 

Apple should do for news in Safari on mobile what Google has done for news in Chrome (Opinion)

Nieman Lab: What kind of an impact would Apple putting headlines, taken from Apple News, on the Safari new tab page have? The spike in traffic to publishers was real and significant.

Can a ‘nobody’ make a popular, financially stable podcast?


Facebook Finds New Disinformation Campaigns and Braces for 2020 Torrent

The New York Times: Facebook said on Monday that it had recently found and taken down four state-backed disinformation campaigns, the latest of dozens that it has identified and removed this year and a sign of how foreign interference online is increasing ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Hazel Baker, head of UGC newsgathering at Reuters, on deepfakes, misinformation and verification (Q&A)

Journalism.co.uk: At Newsrewired next month, we will hear from industry experts about the latest techniques that are adopted to produce misleading and false content, equip you with the tools and advice to tackle misinformation, and best practice for verifying user-generated content online.

Journalist resigns in protest as Al Jazeera pulls oligarch investigation

The Guardian: In a fog of accusations, fake emails and death threats, the decision has prompted questions about broadcaster’s independence

Netflix steps up viewer data sharing (Paywall)

Broadcast: SVoD becoming ‘more consistent’ in giving producers information on who’s watching

Public cloud services are evolving

IBC365: Public cloud services are evolving and so is the adoption of cloud services across major broadcasters and TV production companies. 

There are 210 active fact-checkers in 68 countries, says the Duke Reporters’ Lab

Poynter Institute: The Duke Reporters’ Lab has just updated its fact-checking census and revealed there are at least 210 fact-checking platforms currently working in 68 countries. This nearly quintuples the number offered by the first edition of the same census, released five years ago in 2014.

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