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Week 46: What does RESPONSIVENESS look like?

For public broadcasters, being responsive to the diverse informational, educational, and entertainment needs of the public is intrinsic to their public media mandate. Responsiveness not only considers the social, cultural, and economic needs of audiences but also other factors such as technological and accessibility needs. Responsive PSM also meet not only short-term or unexpected needs – such as with a crisis or emergency – but they also plan long-term, sustainable initiatives, like investing in digital innovation and more diverse content. PSM also need to be responsive to market changes, such as by establishing a streaming service to remain competitive. Responsiveness can therefore range from European public media’s flood responses, NBC making COVID-19 information available in local languages, or SBS’s language services review, a process that ensures the broadcaster’s language services are reflective of today’s Australia. Importantly, as PSM function not only for society but within it, responsiveness must also occur within their organisations. For instance, CBC/Radio-Canada recently set carbon footprint requirements for original productions following COP26 and, following the killing of George Floyd in 2020, also undertook several initiatives aimed at diversity and inclusion. Ultimately, responsiveness is a balancing act of numerous considerations but, when done right, it lends to greater distinctiveness, audience engagement, viability, relevance, and value.

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ABC Australia: For the very young to the young at heart, and for everyone in between, in 2022 there really is something for all Australians to connect with on ABC and ABC iview. Showcasing world-class drama, exciting kids content, engaging documentaries, entertaining comedies and reality with a difference – audiences rejoice! The ABC has you covered. Next year, the ABC will also be celebrating our 90th birthday. So, celebrate 2022 with us, your ABC.

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Why are women experts missing from the news media in Ghana?

Reuters Institute: In this episode of our podcast, we explore how well women’s voices are represented in the Ghanaian news media compared to those of men, using findings from a research project led by a prominent broadcaster and former Journalist Fellow at the Reuters Institute. We look at the reasons behind the unequal representation and treatment of female and male experts and what could be done to address these discrepancies.

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ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia Imposes New Restrictions on Sharing Information on War

VOA News: War-hit Ethiopia has announced new rules against sharing information on battlefield outcomes in the war against Tigrayan rebels, a move that could bring sanctions against journalists. 

GAMBIA: Freedom of expression in The Gambia: a quiet transition from the doldrums of notoriety to the doorsteps of celebrity

MFWA: As the Gambia goes to the polls on December 4, 2021, the MFWA’s Senior Programme Officer for Freedom of Expression, Muheeb Saeed, throws light on the remarkable progress that the country has made in the freedom of expression space over the past five post-Yahyah Jammeh years.

GAMBIA: GRTS Acquires a New Set of Transmitters, Other Equipment

Via AllAfrica: The Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) has acquired a new set of transmitters for both radio and television. The equipment has already been delivered to the GRTS offices.

NAMIBIA: NBC appears before parliamentary standing committee to explain financial standing and adverse audit reports (Watch)

NBC: There have been gradual improvements in the financial and overall administration of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation’s (NBC) affairs.

NIGERIA: Experts discuss role of Nigerian media in ensuring public accountability

Premium Times: The experts spoke at a media dialogue and award ceremony hosted by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) in Abuja.

NIGERIA: Nigerian journalism remains vibrant, despite challenges (Blog)

IPI: IPI Board interview: Raheem Adedoyin on the crisis of funding for independent journalism in Nigeria and the need to support independent journalism in Africa.

SOMALIA: European Parliament wants Somalia to repeal ‘restrictive’ media law

The East African: The European Parliament on Thursday said Somalia’s legal environment for the media is restrictive and offers opportunities for rogue elements to harass journalists.

SOUTH AFRICA: SABC Lays Complaint Against ANC Heavyweight After Election Fight

Media Monitoring Africa: Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird spoke to Newzroom Afrika about the allegations raised by the ANC.

SOUTH AFRICA: SABC rejects Mbalula’s claim that the public broadcaster is to blame for ANC’s poor performance

SABC: The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has rejected allegations by African National Congress’ (ANC) head of elections Fikile Mbabula that the public broadcaster’s coverage of the local government elections was to blame for low voter turnout and the ANC’s poor performance in several municipalities and metros.

SOUTH AFRICA: SANEF calls for transparent process in SABC’s disciplinary process against GE of News

SABC: The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is calling on the SABC to ensure a fair and transparent disciplinary process against its GE of News Phathiswa Magopeni.

SUDAN: Internet shutdowns: Sudan’s censorship tool of choice

Index on Censorship: The African state regularly blocks access to the web when protests flare up and the recent military coup is no different.

ZAMBIA: ZBC Stations Go Black Due To Power Outages At Broadcasting Centre

Broadcast Media Africa: The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation announced that radio and television transmission are down on Monday, 29 November, following a power outage at its Pockets Hill Broadcasting Centre.

REGIONAL: “Journalist unions in Africa are undergoing very challenging times”

IFJ: The Director of the Namibia Media Trust (NMT) Zoe Titus said that journalist unions in Africa are undergoing very challenging times since declining membership has resulted in reduced bargaining power and scope.

AFGHANISTAN: Afghan women speak up against new Taliban media guidelines

Al Jazeera: Afghan journalists and activists have expressed concern over a new “religious guideline” issued by Taliban rulers, saying the move is yet another form of control over women.

AFGHANISTAN: Switched off: Afghan media struggle to survive under Taliban rule

The Guardian: More than 250 newspapers, radio and TV stations have closed in first 100 days of militants’ rule

BANGLADESH: Digital Security Act Silencing Dissenting Voices – Analysis (23 November)

Eurasia Review: On November 13, 2021, Police pressed charges against Rafiqul Islam Madani aka ‘Shishu Bokta, in a case filed with the Motijheel Police Station under the Digital Security Act (DSA).

BANGLADESH: Survey: Locally-made Television dominating country’s market

Dhaka Tribune: The study said the size of Bangladesh television in 2020 reached $636 million and is expected to grow to $687 million in 2021. 

CAMBODIA: Europe Should Denounce Rights Abuses at ASEM Summit

HRW: Cambodia’s once vibrant independent media scene has become a ghost of itself under government harassment. 

CHINA: Inside China’s Brash, New Approach to State Media

VOA News: Earlier this month, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency posted a glowing profile of Xi Jinping, the country’s top leader, who is laying the groundwork to indefinitely extend his rule.

CHINA & HONG KONG: Public, media barred from observing ballot counts at special Hong Kong-mainland border voting stations

HKFP: Three voting stations will be set up at border control points between Hong Kong and mainland China at the Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau and Heung Yuen Wai Boundary control points on election day to accommodate voters staying on the other side of the border. 

HONG KONG: Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK does not have the right to freedom of expression, High Court rules

SCMP: Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK does not as a government department have the right to freedom of expression, according to a court which also found fault in a watchdog’s decision to warn the station about its portrayal of police in a controversial satire.

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam vows to ‘plug loopholes’ in internet regulation, and ‘supervise and manage the media’

HKFP: Hong Kong’s leader has vowed to “proactively plug loopholes” in the city’s internet regulation to ensure “fake news” circulating online does not “harm society.”

HONG KONG: How Press Freedom in Hong Kong Suffocates Under China

FairPlanet: Emboldened by the National Security Law, the authorities in Hong Kong are increasingly cracking down on media outlets and journalists criticising the government.

JAPAN: Co-opted and Compliant Media in Japan: NHK (Event) 

Portland State University: NHK is a quasi-government media giant, a bloated bureaucracy that often punches below its weight because it is overly deferential to the government. 

MYANMAR: In Myanmar, Reporting Becomes More Difficult ‘Month by Month’

VOA News: Nearly 10 months into Myanmar’s military coup, the country’s media is striving to keep reporting while navigating arrests and harassment from the junta.

PAKISTAN: Govt ads should not be used as tool to curb press freedom, say media bodies

Geo: Expressing their concerns over the recent statements of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry relating to the government advertising, the media bodies said that the ads should never be used as a tool to curb the freedom of the press.

PAKISTAN: ‘Pakistan most dangerous country for journalists’

The International News: Provincial Minister for Information & Labour Saeed Ghani has said Pakistan has become the most dangerous country for journalists.

PHILIPPINES: IPI Board: Let Maria Ressa travel to Oslo, drop all charges (Statement)

IPI: Leading editors from 22 countries underscore global solidarity with Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

THAILAND: Don’t miss it!! Unlimited free courses from Thai PBS Registration will begin on 1 December (Resource – Thai)

Thai PBS: When the Covid-19 situation [is] still circling around us, adaptation is therefore important for everyone to learn and deal with these changes. 

THAILAND: Thai Reporter Injured by Rubber Bullet Demands Police Accountability

VOA News: For more than a year, Thailand’s political unrest has continued, with activists pushing for government and monarchy reforms.

THAILAND: Thailand’s new curbs further harm press freedom

UCA News: Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has told media outlets to stop reporting on pro-democracy activists calling for reform of the monarchy.

UZBEKISTAN & KAZAKHSTAN: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan tighten the screws on media freedom

Global Voices: Bans, spying, and censorship have become daily obstacles to journalism. 

AUSTRALIA: How ABCQueer hopes to help young LGBTQIA+ people feel less alone

ABC Australia: Mon Schafter: As a proud queer person and the Content Lead of ABCQueer, this week’s news that the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and WorldPride will be broadcast on the ABC from 2022-2024 is one of the most exciting moments of my career.

AUSTRALIA: Independent Review of ABC Complaint Handling Public Consultation Paper (Press release)

ABC Australia: The ABC has released a Public Consultation Paper and details of the submission process for the Independent Review of the ABC’s editorial self-regulatory system and complaints handling.

AUSTRALIA: ‘Not conceding defeat’: Senator Bragg still wants public hearing on ABC, SBS complaints

The Sydney Morning Herald: Liberal senator Andrew Bragg will look at alternative ways for the public to speak to government about their concerns with the ABC’s complaints handling system after his attempts to instigate a Senate inquiry were derailed.

AUSTRALIA: Outgoing ABC News boss Gaven Morris reflects on achievements, pressure from powerful people and the future of newsgathering

ABC Australia: It’s one of the toughest and most scrutinised jobs in Australian media, leading a team of 1,250 people around the country, producing a huge variety of news and current affairs content across ABC radio, television and digital platforms. 

AUSTRALIA: Politicians should stay out of ABC complaint system overhaul (Comment)

The Sydney Morning Herald: This week, the Morrison government pushed the future of the ABC into the political fray. It is a well-trodden path for conservatives but one that has time and again backfired, and reliably it did again.

AUSTRALIA: SBS launches new podcast celebrating the “Ugly Ducklings” of Italian Cuisine

SBS: SBS has today launched its first ever bilingual podcast series – The Ugly Ducklings of Italian Cuisine (Scarrafoni in cucina) in English and Italian – celebrating the most delicious, non-Instagrammable Italian dishes that might never have come across your plate.

AUSTRALIA: Why 18 Australian news minnows (and a billionaire’s charity) are clubbing together for big tech negotiations

Press Gazette: When the Australian government introduced its news media bargaining code earlier this year, it represented a world-first opportunity for publishers to negotiate cash-for-content deals with Google and Facebook.  

NEW ZEALAND: New collective bid to make tech titans pay for NZ news (Listen)

RNZ: An umbrella group representing locally-owned news media wants to bargain for “fair payment” for their journalism available on Facebook and Google’s global services.  Australian news media have struck substantial – but confidential – deals with the tech titans there under a new bargaining code. 

NEW ZEALAND & US: American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand


SOLOMON ISLANDS: Pacific Freedom Forum condemns mistreatment of Solomon Islands media during protests

IFEX: Ongoing protests in the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara, has led to the mistreatment/harassment of media covering the issue at hand. The Pacific Freedom Forum is urging authorities and protesters to respect the media who are working to inform the public about the unfortunate events taking place in the city.

REGIONAL: Media advocates tell of struggle for ‘survival and truth’ at Asia-Pacific forum

Asia Pacific Report: Journalists and journalism are waging a global struggle for survival and for “truth” against fake news and alternative facts, say two Asia-Pacific media commentators.

BELARUS & POLAND: The battle for the narrative at the border of Poland and Belarus


CROATIA: What drives Croatian courts to censor the media?

FairPlanet: Increasingly, courts in Croatia censor media outlets even before journalists’ reports are published. 

DENMARK: DR is behind a major analysis of the media use of the blind and partially sighted (Press release – Danish)

DR: Survey from DR Accessibility must, among other things, be used to provide the best digital accessibility offers to the group, where they are.

FINLAND: Yle offers articles from public service media across Europe

Yle News: European public service media companies are part of a co-ordinated effort to exchange text-based content and thereby increase understanding between Europeans. 

FRANCE: France: Four journalists shot at in Martinique, no injuries

EFJ: Four French journalists covering the protests against the Covid-19 rules and civil unrest in Martinique have been fired upon three times.

FRANCE: Media concentration: Senate commission of inquiry begins hearings next week (French)

Public Sénat: The president of the senatorial commission of inquiry on the concentration of the media, the centrist Laurent Lafon, specified on Public Senate that the hearings would take place in the months of December, January and February, to make way for the drafting of the report in March 2022.

GREECE: MFRR to hold press freedom mission to Greece

IPI: IPI to join consortium of media freedom organisations in fact-finding mission.

IRELAND: RTÉ’s financial position monitored ‘very closely’ – Government official

RTÉ: A senior Government official has said that, during the pandemic, RTÉ demonstrated the importance of public service broadcasting in maintaining a healthy democracy.

MALTA: Carmelo Abela fails to answer questions about PBS bankruptcy, claims of state-control

The Shift News: Minister Carmelo Abela has failed to respond to questions from The Shift about research which described public broadcasting as ‘state-controlled media’. 

NETHERLANDS: Online channels NPO Zappelin extra and NPO News will disappear (Dutch)

Spreekbuis.nl: From 15 December 2021, it will be even clearer for all NPO viewers where they can find all the extra offer from the public broadcasters.

POLAND: “Attack on independence”: Trouble at the Polish daily “Gazeta Wyborcza” (German)

Deutschlandfunk: The “Gazeta Wyborcza” is considered to be the most important voice among the Polish media that is critical of the government. Now the owner, a media group, has fired the newspaper’s editor. The editors are outraged. And others also warn of the consequences for the country.

SERBIA: Serbia’s War on Free Media is Moving to ‘Street Level’

Balkan Insight: The regime is delegating the task of intimidating the rare defenders of democracy in Serbia to right-wing hooligans and gangs like the People’s Patrols.

SLOVAKIA: New sports channel for Slovakia

Broadband TV News: The Slovak public broadcaster RTVS will launch a new sports channel on December 20.

SLOVENIA: PPN22: Program innovations and changes in 2022 (Slovenian)

RTV SLO: The program-production plan for next year has been approved. Numerous novelties, changes and content-rich projects are promised, which will bring RTV Slovenia programs even closer to viewers, listeners and readers.

SLOVENIA: RTV Slovenija News Staff Protest 2022 Production Plan

Total Slovenia News: Journalists of the news programme of the television arm of RTV Slovenija protested on Thursday against the relevant draft programme and production plan for 2022, calling on the programming council of the public broadcaster to reject it and adjust it so that it “appropriately implements the mission of RTV”. 

SLOVENIA: Slovenia: MEPs discuss threats to media freedom and democracy

European Parliament: On Wednesday, MEPs debated the state of EU values ​​in Slovenia, focusing on whether the rule of law and media freedom are under threat. 

SWEDEN: 250 hours of local journalism every day (Blog – Swedish)

Sveriges Radio: We are and will be the media company that best reflects and with a high presence in all the realities that are Sweden, therefore we continue to invest in local content and more pop-up newsrooms, writes Olov Carlsson, assistant program director with responsibility for content production. 

SWEDEN: An algorithm to promote unique public service journalism

EBU: Giving prominence to journalism of great public service value is at the heart of a cross- functional project to create a news algorithm from scratch. 

SWEDEN: Projects make podcasts and on-demand radio more accessible (Blog – Swedish | English text)

Sveriges Radio: A team from Radio Sweden has participated in an international project in which they used the AI ​​technology to make the pods and on-demand radio more accessible and searchable for more people to get pleasure from Swedish Radio’s rich variety of pods.

SWEDEN: The minority offer is also a matter for the majority audience (Blog – Swedish)

SVT: SVT’s range of national minority languages ​​and sign languages ​​is currently in the middle of a development step. Or rather in the middle of several different steps.

UK: BBC Chair Richard Sharp: Staff Feeling “Beleaguered” Following Funding/Job Cuts, Crises And “Persistent Attacks From The Press”

Deadline: Significant funding and job cuts, multiple crises and “persistent attacks from the press” have left BBC staff feeling “beleaguered,” according to BBC Chair Richard Sharp.

UK: BBC ‘must do more to convince viewers of its impartiality’ (Paywall)

The Times: Audiences across Britain “consistently” say that they believe BBC News is not impartial enough, while regulators have warned that the broadcaster needs to be more transparent about its ways of working.

UK: BBC Set To Reach 500 Million Viewers Globally In 2022

Forbes: The BBC achieved an average weekly audience rating of 489 million through 2020-2021 and is currently on track to reach – and most likely surpass – its 2022 target of 500 million, coinciding with the corporation’s 100th anniversary year.  

UK: UK’s House of Lords criticizes government approach to Channel 4 privatization debate

Realscreen: The UK parliament’s House of Lords, in a newly released report, has criticized the Tory government regarding its approach to launching a consultation on the future of pubcaster Channel 4, and has also weighed in on the UK’s terms of trade between independent producers and broadcasters in the process. 

REGIONAL: A press center for 16 European news agencies, including the STA, is being set up in Brussels (Slovenian)

STA Agency: The European Commission today announced the creation of a European Press Center in Brussels, in which sixteen European news agencies, including the Slovenian Press Agency (STA), will participate. The project, which aims to strengthen the European Information Space, will also be funded by European funds.

REGIONAL: EU To Unveil New Media Freedom Act Next Year

Balkan Insight: The European Commission said officials have begun working on new legislation that will aim to arrest the worrying trends of growing political interference and rise in takeovers by large media groups of smaller rivals.

REGIONAL: Unique and close – public service takes the fight for the young (Swedish)

Nordvision: “Less lesson – more fun”. This sums up the feeling that the young drama series will give of two DR employees who are very much involved in capturing the young viewers. 

ARGENTINA: Tensions escalate between the ruling party and the press (Spanish)

VOA News: Journalistic entities in Argentina express concern about attacks in recent weeks against freedom of the press.

BOLIVIA: The Bolivian Government denounces a damage of 1.2 million dollars in the public media (Spanish)

EFE: The Bolivian Government identified an economic damage of more than 1.2 million dollars in the state media after assessing this Wednesday the results of an audit for the events during the 2019 political crisis and the decisions made in the management of the interim Government in 2020.

BRAZIL: EBC signs partnership with Rádio Educativa do Paraná (Press release – Portuguese)

AgênciaBrasil: Partnership with TV Paraná Turismo was renewed for another 10 years.

BRAZIL: EBC workers decide to go on strike from 26 November (Portuguese)

Poder360: Employees of the EBC (Empresa Brasil de Comunicação) decided to go on strike for an indefinite period as of next Friday (26.Nov.2021). The decision was taken at an assembly held on Tuesday (23.Nov.2021).

BRAZIL: Public network TV Brasil should reach all Brazilian states by election year 2022 (Paywall)

The Rio Times: The president of EBC highlighted the progress of the broadcaster, which went from 27th place in 2017 to 6th place in 2021. “Today we are at the same level of reach [of audience] of the large communication groups,” said Valente.

CUBA: Cuban Journalists Say Facebook Curbs Ability to Work

VOA: Facebook has been accused of blocking independent journalists in Cuba from sharing posts as opposition groups have called for protests to continue against the island’s communist government.

GUATEMALA: Guatemalan Journalists Protest Attacks on Media

HRW: Government’s Harassment Threatens Freedom of Expression.

MEXICO & SPAIN: RTVE signs a cooperation agreement with the Public Broadcasting System of the Mexican State (Spanish)

RTVE: RTVE has signed an agreement with the Public Broadcasting System of the Mexican State (SPR ) of the United Mexican States to develop cooperation projects in broadcasting and digital platforms.

NICARAGUA: Undertones: Nicaragua’s “sham” elections have cold shower effect on media

Global Voices: The Nicaraguan government aims to control the narrative.

PERU: Journalists suffered various forms of harassment and attacks in recent weeks (Spanish)

IFJ: Two reporters from the newspaper La República and one from the weekly Hildebrandt in their 13 years were the targets of harassment and threats after publishing articles critical of far-right groups opposed to the current government, and who have already had similar attitudes against other press workers.

JORDAN: Empowering female journalists in Jordan (Blog)

IPI: Board member interview: Newly elected IPI Executive Board member Etaf Roudan speaks to IPI about press freedom challenges in Jordan, and how she’s working to support fellow women reporters.

LEBANON & THE NETHERLANDS: The Netherlands joins UNESCO’s Li Beirut initiative to support the media in upcoming Lebanese elections (Press release)

UNESCO: The Government of Netherlands and UNESCO signed today a funding agreement in support of the media for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Lebanon, under UNESCO’s flagship initiative Li Beirut.

QATAR & NORWAY: Norwegian journalists reporting on World Cup workers arrested in Qatar

The Guardian: Two Norwegian journalists investigating conditions for migrant workers in Qatar ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup were arrested and detained for 36 hours as they tried to leave the country, Norwegian media have reported. 

REGIONAL: Keeping accountability journalism strong (Blog)

IPI: IPI Board interview: New IPI Executive Board member Walid Batrawi chats to IPI about the importance of freedom of expression and support for journalists in the Middle East.

CANADA: Bill C-10: How to regulate streaming services? (French)


CANADA: CBC/Radio-Canada’s Second 2021–2022 Quarterly Report Now Available Online (Press release)


CANADA: Facebook and Google continue to gobble up digital advertising dollars, new reports shows

News Media Canada: According to the Canadian Media Concentration Research Project, online advertising spend rose from $8.8 billion to $9.7 billion over the past year. Of that growth, about 80 per cent went to Google and Facebook.

CANADA: ‘Historic’ report slams Canadian newsrooms for overwhelming whiteness

Toronto Star: A new landmark study shows most Canadian newsrooms remain overwhelmingly white even as immigration continues to redefine this country’s demographics, resulting in much public lament over the lack of diversity in the media.

CANADA: Indigenous journalists essential in amplifying the stories of Indigenous people (Opinion)

Toronto Star 

CANADA: Parliament must give Canadians the CBC they deserve (Opinion – Paywall)

The Hill Times: Canada’s public service broadcaster shouldn’t be driven by an existential funding crisis and an endless fight for survival. It should be driven by its duty to serve the Canadian public.

CANADA: Press freedoms in Canada are under attack again

The Discourse: RCMP arrest two journalists on Wet’suwet’en territory, months after B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of journalists’ right to report.

US: Get a sneak peek at upcoming public media podcasts (Paywall)

Current: In the coming months, podcast listeners can look forward to new shows about procrastination, the history of K-pop, and entrepreneurial pop culture icons

US: How Journalists and Academics are Tackling the ‘Misinformation’ Wars (Paywall) 

The New York Times: Journalists and academics are developing a new language for truth. The results are not always clearer.

US: Station leader calls for more coordinated podcast strategy with NPR (Paywall)

Current: Paul Maassen, GM of WWNO in New Orleans, believes that it’s critical for NPR and member stations to coordinate their podcast strategies as competition in the medium grows.

Check out this new guide on how AI can support your journalism

Journalism.co.uk: The team behind the JournalismAI project at LSE has created a resource that covers just about every question journalists may have about artificial intelligence and its place in the newsroom.

How Strategic Lawsuits Are Used to Silence Journalism

VOA News: Lengthy and expensive lawsuits aimed at draining a journalist’s time and resources are a threat to investigative journalism, media analysts say.

How the COVID pandemic changed digital journalism

The Conversation: The media landscape has shifted since the COVID crisis, with new challenges, different restrictions and innovative storytelling approaches emerging.

Journalism isn’t who you are. It’s what you do.

Poynter: Making journalism part of our identities justifies the passion and purpose that brought us to the profession. It also makes us supremely exploitable.

On Omicron, uncertainty, vaccine equity, and the media

CJR: LATE LAST WEEK, the world started to hear about a new coronavirus variant that had already started to worry scientists: B.1.1.529, which was first detected in southern Africa earlier this month.

Panel wrap-up: Press freedom and the threat to encryption

IPI: Global threats to encryption and many other press-freedom-related issues were on the table at the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s annual Trust Conference on November 17 to 18. 

Political misinformation, and a matter of scale

CJR: In October of last year, during the runup to the presidential election, the New York Post dropped what looked like a bombshell story. 

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