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Week 21: What does MEDIA LITERACY look like?

Media literacy goes beyond access – it includes one’s ability to analyse and critically evaluate information, responsibly produce their own, and ultimately act on the information they consume. According to UNESCO, media literacy goes hand in hand with information literacy and together they empower citizens to not only understand the functions of media and information providers but also to critically evaluate them and make informed decisions. With mis- and disinformation at an all-time high, media literacy can look like an increased perception among the public of misinformation-related manipulation; an increased confidence in spotting misinformation; and a reduced willingness to share misinformation. Media literacy initiatives have been launched by public service media organisations, such as the collaboration between ABC, PBS and CBC/Radio-Canada to create interactive learning materials to provide media literacy skills and promote an engaged citizenry. And at France Télévisions, media literacy has long been a priority, with a media literacy web series; programmes targeting digital and image education; and yearly participation in Education Week. The latter gives teachers and students access to media literacy workshops and debates.

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What next for the BBC after the Bashir scandal?

BBC | The Media Show: The BBC is facing intense scrutiny. Last week’s Dyson Report revealed multiple lies and deception by Martin Bashir – to secure his famous interview with Diana, Princess of Wales in 1995. Now, questions are being asked about the BBC’s entire governance. So what could actually be done?

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BURUNDI: Burundi: Entrenched Repression of Civil Society, Media

HRW: End Abusive Prosecutions; Lift Restrictions on Free Speech.

ETHIOPIA: In Abiy’s Ethiopia, press freedom flourished then fear returned

Reuters: When Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over in 2018 and freed dozens of jailed members of the media as part of a raft of political reforms, journalist Dessu Dulla rushed home from the Netherlands.

GHANA: GBC urged to take advantage of advanced technology and tell its own story

GBC: The Chairman of the National Media Commission, NMC, Mr. Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo, has tasked the public service broadcaster, GBC, to tell its own story to the public and also take advantage of technological advancement for staff upgrading.

MAURITIUS: Analysis of proposed amendments to the Mauritius ICT Act

MISA: Sometime in April 2021, the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) of Mauritius proposed amendments to the ICT Act which were supposedly aimed at ‘regulating the use and addressing the abuse and misuse of social media in Mauritius’.

NIGERIA: Nigerian BBC host Peter Nkanga receives death threats

CPJ: Nigerian authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the death threats received by journalist Peter Nkanga and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today.

SOUTH AFRICA: SABC in carriage fee spat with Sentech

Advanced Television: South Africa’s SABC public broadcaster is in an acrimonious spat with the nation’s transmission company, Sentech.

SOUTH AFRICA: SABC reports profit of R43-million for April 2021

SABC News: The SABC has reported a profit of R43 million for the month of April 2021.

SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa: SANEF is Appalled by the Continued Harassment of SABC Journalists

AllAfrica: The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is appalled by the continued harassment of Lesedi FM journalist Mantsheuwa Mofokeng and other former SABC employees.

TANZANIA: New hope for media as Tanzania government pledges changes

The Citizen: The government is undertaking a raft of measures during the coming financial year in a deliberate move to relieve media stakeholders of the challenges that they have been going through in the past.

ZIMBABWE: The state of the media landscape in Zimbabwe (Opinion)

Media Update: The Zimbabwean media landscape has endured its fair share of hardships over the past year, as the pandemic hindered the print industry and journalists faced legal troubles and censorship. But through it all, there is a country filled with brilliant minds and great potential.

REGIONAL: Covid-19 and the escalating assault on press freedom across Southern Africa

Daily Maverick: With the world’s attention focused on combating Covid-19 governments in southern Africa have taken advantage of the health crisis to escalate censorship, overlook or allow ill-treatment of journalists and impose restrictions to silence free speech. 

BANGLADESH: Bangladesh Journalist’s Arrest Highlights Growing Curbs on Press Freedom

The Diplomat: Investigative reporter Rozina Islam was arrested on charges of espionage many consider dubious.

BANGLADESH: Self-censorship and the media: Where are we heading? (Opinion)

The Daily Star

CHINA: Q&A: If China had a Free Press COVID-19 Pandemic ‘May not Have been so Severe’


HONG KONG: RTHK: How authorities cracked down on Hong Kong’s only public broadcaster

BBC: As the crackdown on dissent continues in Hong Kong with pro-democracy protesters and politicians detained and jailed, there are now fears for the independence of its flagship public service broadcaster and media freedom as a whole.

HONG KONG: Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK): Patrick Li, Director of Broadcasting or political commissar?

RSF: Since assuming office three months ago, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Director of Broadcasting Patrick Li has already censored hundreds of hours of content. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Hong Kong government to dismiss him at once and stop interfering with the public broadcaster’s editorial independence.

HONG KONG: The Gutting of Hong Kong’s Public Broadcaster (Opinion)

The Diplomat: A government takeover of Radio Television Hong Kong has far-reaching implications.

INDIA: India: COVID claims lives of hundreds of journalists

Deutsche Welle: Journalists have paid a heavy price while doing their jobs covering the pandemic in India. But the federal government has yet to recognize them as front-line workers.

INDIA: Kashmiri journalist Aasif Sultan kept in jail for more than 1,000 days

Al Jazeera: The 34-year-old is held under stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and other charges, but family and lawyer say he was targeted for a story he wrote.

INDIA: Online freedom of speech under threat in India (Watch)

Deutsche Welle: In a new social media law the Indian government requires platforms to name a legally accountable representative and to release dissident users data. 

INDIA: Twitter fears for freedom of expression in India

BBC: Twitter has expressed concern over freedom of expression in India, days after police visited its offices.

INDIA: When Covid misinformation comes for the family WhatsApp (Opinion)

Rest of World: As my grandfather’s health deteriorated in India, my family turned to fake news.

MYANMAR: Myanmar: Cease persecution of journalists

Amnesty International: The Myanmar military authorities should immediately drop charges against journalists, said Amnesty International today. This includes those in pre-trial detention, on bail, or those with warrants outstanding on them solely for carrying out their work and the peaceful exercise of their human rights.

MYANMAR: No news on US journalist detained in Myanmar one week on: employer

France 24: The employers of an American journalist detained by Myanmar authorities said Monday they were yet to receive any information on his whereabouts or wellbeing, a week after he was detained.

NEPAL: FF concern over grilling journalists by court over news

Freedom Forum: Freedom Forum has been alarmed over interrogation of journalists by the Supreme Court over news on May 25.

PAKISTAN: Explainer: Is the govt’s proposed media ordinance really ‘media martial law’? (Opinion)

Geo News

PAKISTAN: Journalists, rights bodies condemn move to take TV anchor Hamid Mir ‘off air’

Dawn: Journalist bodies and human rights organisations on Monday condemned the move to take veteran journalist and TV show host Hamid Mir “off air”.

PAKISTAN: Ordinance about creation of new media body opposed

Dawn: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) have rejected the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) Ordinance, 2021.

PAKISTAN: Pakistan: Journalist critical of military attacked at home

Deutsche Welle: Journalist Asad Ali Toor was reportedly attacked by unknown assailants in his apartment. He runs his own YouTube vlog, where he is known to discuss issues not regularly covered by mainstream media in Pakistan.

PAKISTAN: Statement by Jang/Geo Group

Geo: In a protest demonstration by civil society and media rights organisations for a journalist Asad Toor who was beaten up by yet to be identified men, Geo’s senior anchorperson Hamid Mir made a speech that has resulted in a backlash from different segments of society.

PHILIPPINES: CHR to discuss media safety, press freedom mechanism

Manila Standard: Citizens are the ultimate beneficiaries from press freedom and the safety of journalists, as they want verified, transparent, and reliable news and information.

PHILIPPINES: Public support needed for independent news media in PH

Rappler: Media experts said public support is needed to allow news organizations to develop an independent news agenda and pursue critical journalism.

SOUTH KOREA: KBS’ survey results about license fee hike raise eyebrows

KBS: The results of a recent survey by the state-run national public broadcaster, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), showing support for increasing TV license fees, have bewildered many people, because they contradict similar surveys conducted recently.

TURKMENISTAN: Turkmenistan Urged To Stop Threatening, Harassing Families Of Exiled Journalists

RFE/RL: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has joined human rights organizations in urging the authoritarian leadership of Turkmenistan to immediately end the practice of threatening and harassing exiled journalists’ family members and allow all Turkmen journalists living abroad to return to the Central Asian country and work there in safety.

REGIONAL: India’s new digital rules and crackdown surge in Hong Kong, Cambodia, and Myanmar


REGIONAL: IPI’s Cross Border Project Combats Press Freedom Violations in South Asia


AUSTRALIA: ABC does deal with Google and Facebook that could see millions spent on regional news

The Guardian: The ABC has signed letters of intent with both Google and Facebook for payments under the news media bargaining code, the broadcaster’s managing director, David Anderson, has revealed.

AUSTRALIA: ABC and FNMA partnership to support more Indigenous content in Australian media (Press release)

ABC: A new partnership between the ABC and First Nations Media Australia (FNMA) will see both organisations share knowledge and staff to increase the number of Indigenous voices and stories seen and heard in Australian media.

AUSTRALIA: ABC named ‘gold employer’ at Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards (Press Release)

ABC: The ABC has won three Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards, including the coveted title of “Gold Employer” for its achievements in creating a more inclusive place to work and more diverse content for all Australians.

AUSTRALIA: ABC raises $315,000 for NSW flood victims (Press release)


AUSTRALIA: ABC response to statements made today by Christian Porter (Statement)

ABC: The ABC has not said that it regrets the article. As we have stated, the ABC stands by the importance of the article, which reported on matters of significant public interest.

AUSTRALIA: Australian Government releases Green Paper highlighting media reforms

Mediaweek: The proposed reforms are in addition to the 2020-21 Federal Budget.

AUSTRALIA: Christian Porter agrees to discontinue defamation court case against ABC

The Guardian: The two sides have reached agreement after mediation to avoid what would have been a hugely expensive trial.

AUSTRALIA: Journalists in Australia censured for demanding better coverage of Israel and Palestine

The Intercept: At least a dozen journalists were asked to remove their signatures from an open letter criticizing reporting on the region. Some were also told their contracts might not be renewed.

AUSTRALIA: ‘Systemic bias’: ABC under fire from Coalition MPs in wake of Porter case (Paywall)

The Sydney Morning Herald: The ABC has come under fire from Coalition MPs who want federal action against the public broadcaster to stop what they claim is “systemic bias” in the coverage of a rape allegation against Industry Minister Christian Porter.

NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand: Health system hackers release information to media

Deutsche Welle: A group that hacked Waikato’s health system has apparently released private records, documents, and information to media outlets. The media chose not to publish the information, referring the case to the police.

NEW ZEALAND: Responding to Covid-19 (Opportunity)

NZ On Air: Final applications for COVID-19 Relief Additional Funding must be received by Friday 11 June, 5pm in order to be assessed and processed before the FY end.

NEW ZEALAND: RNZ journalists scoop wins at Voyager Media Awards

RNZ: RNZ journalists have won seven Voyager Media Awards tonight, dominating the podcast categories and taking home the Best Team Investigation prize.

REGIONAL: UN adviser highlights media role

The Fiji Times: Challenging corruption needs a whole-of-society commitment and Pacific media have a key role to identify priorities, highlight gaps and support evidence-based solutions, says Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Annika Wythes.

BELARUS: EBU executive board agrees to suspension of Belarus member BTRC (Press Release)

EBU: At a meeting today (28 May) the EBU Executive Board agreed to suspend Belarus Member BTRC.

BELARUS: ‘Belarusian journalists are unsafe and constantly under attack’

Al Jazeera: A legal expert with the Belarusian Association of Journalists discusses her fears for Roman Protasevich, the reporter detained after a forced plane diversion to Minsk.

BELARUS: How plane ‘hijack’ is latest in Belarus’ brutal war against media freedom (Watch)

Channel 4 

BELARUS: Media Freedom Coalition Statement on the Arrest of Roman Protasevich (Statement)

Gov.uk: Members of the Media Freedom Coalition gave a statement on the arrest of Roman Protasevich by the Belarusian authorities.

CZECH REPUBLIC: A pandemic costs ČT 230 thousand a day (Czech – Press release)

České televize: Disinfection of studies, testing, extended sign language interpretation, forced relocations, personnel and material provision of stricter hygienic conditions and other measures directly related to the coronavirus pandemic cost Czech Television 28 million crowns in the first four months of this year.

FINLAND: Sanoma asks EU to limit Yle Areena content 

Yle: The commercial media company was also involved in a complaint that could limit Yle’s rights to publish written content.

FRANCE: The new system of France Télévisions which gives transparent access to news sources and news magazines (Press release – French)

France TV: From Monday May 31, the journalists of France Télévisions will offer viewers and Internet users easy access to the sources used for their reports, their investigations, broadcast in the news and news magazines of France 2, France 3 and franceinfo channel 27 via the franceinfo.fr platform. 

GERMANY: ARD and ZDF are said to have waived funds (German)

Süddeutsche Zeitung: The collecting society Corint accuses public law companies of distorting competition. About a million dollar question.

GERMANY: ARD future dialogue – start of the online platform (Press release – German)

ARD: The ARD future dialogue is entering the next round: Now all citizens of Germany are asked to take part in the discussion about the future of ARD. 

GERMANY: ZDF director election could be unexpectedly exciting (German)

Süddeutsche Zeitung: The election as artistic director at ZDF, it could now be unexpectedly exciting.

HUNGARY: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban grilled over human rights and press freedom (Watch)


ICELAND: The media bill approved (Icelandic) 

Vísir: The bill of Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Education and Culture, on support for the private media was approved by Alþingi today. 

MALTA: PBS asks Abela to launch audit of Eurovision spending over betting claims

Malta Today: An investigation has been launched over concerns raised about the possibility of taxpayer money being spent to boost Destiny’s Eurovision odds with bookmakers.

NETHERLANDS: NPO receives 8.1 from public for public value programmes (Press release – Dutch)

NPO: In 2020, the Dutch public considered the public value of NPO television programs to be ‘very high’ on average. The average public value score was 8.1, according to independent GfK research into the public value of NPO programming.

SLOVENIA: Slovenian Media Denied Funding Say Government Is Punishing Critics

VOA News: When Slovenia distributed its annual 2.6 million euro (US$3.2 million) budget for local media this month, several news outlets that usually receive an allocation found their applications had been denied.

SLOVENIA: Slovenian Ministry Accused of Bias in Awarding Media Funding

Balkan Insight: Unions and watchdogs have charged the Slovenian Culture Ministry with political favouritism in its awards of funding for the media – after it cut off state cash for various well-known critical outlets.

SLOVENIA: EFJ to join MFRR press freedom mission to Slovenia

EFJ: The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) will hold an online mission to Slovenia at the end of May and beginning of June 2021 to assess growing concerns about the deteriorating climate for press and media freedom over the past year. 

SPAIN: Communiqué from the Interactive Media News Council on changes in the RTVE organization chart (Press release – Spanish)


SPAIN: Mamen del Cerro will direct the news of TVE (Spanish)

El País: Until now, the chosen one was news director of RNE. The new organization chart designed by President Pérez Tornero contemplates a cut in senior management positions

SWEDEN: Swedish Radio’s mission in war and in peace (Swedish – 17 May)

Sveriges Radio: Sveriges Radio is an independent media company with the same mission in war as in peace. The role of the company and its employees does not change due to the fact that Swedish Radio is part of the total defense.

UK: BBC Presenter Naga Munchetty Escapes Punishment After Breaking Social Media Rules Over Union Jack Tweets

Deadline: The BBC has ruled that presenter Naga Munchetty broke new social media guidelines after liking a series of tweets about a row involving the union jack flag, but she has escaped punishment after swiftly owning her mistake.

UK: Liliane Landor appointed as Senior Controller of BBC News International Services

Broadband TV News: Liliane Landor has been appointed Senior Controller of BBC News International Services, where she will be the Director of the BBC World Service and oversee BBC Monitoring and BBC Media Action.

UK: Ministers reopen hunt for Ofcom chair after Paul Dacre is rejected

The Guardian: Government starts process from scratch, allowing PM’s favoured candidate second chance at job. 

UK: The BBC has bigger problems than a misbehaving interviewer (Paywall)

The Economist: It is caught between rich American rivals and an unsympathetic government.

UK: We jump through hoops to make BBC programmes fair. Don’t let critic claims otherwise (Opinion)

The Guardian: Martin Bashir was a rogue one-off, says the creator of the Panorama special on the Diana interview.

REGIONAL: Multimedia planning increasingly important for public service (Swedish)

Nordvision: After a year’s break, it was high time for a new Nordic publishing day. With Yle as host, most of Nordvision’s member companies gathered for a digital meeting, where not least the sound content and the importance of multimedia planning was high on the agenda.

ARGENTINA: SEDRONAR and Medios Públicos open a national contest for audiovisual scriptwriters (Press release – Spanish)

Argentina.gob: Until July 16, authors from all over the country will be able to register their unpublished projects in the fiction series and documentary series categories.

ARGENTINA: The Anticorruption Office analyzes an RTA audit on alleged irregularities (Spanish)

Télam: The Anti-Corruption Office received an internal audit from Radio y Televisión Argentina (RTA) that lists a series of irregularities carried out in that organization in the period 2016-2019…

BARBADOS: Media workers to get input from labour office

Barbados Today: The Labour Department is offering assistance to media workers in sensitizing them to their rights amidst complaints from among the fraternity about their terms and conditions of employment.

BOLIVIA: The media must lead transversal change for inclusive communication (Spanish)

Swissinfo: The media must lead a transversal change so that the information and content they produce are more inclusive, with a gender focus and verification as part of their responsibility in the construction of democracy.

BRAZIL: Covid-19 and the State of Media in Brazil

IAWRT: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many journalists and newsrooms across the world. Whether it’s burnout from working extra hours, layoffs, or the fight against fake news and misinformation, this crisis has strongly impacted the journalism industry and affected journalists’ work.

CHILE: TVN announces profits of $ 1,285 million during the first quarter of 2021 (Spanish)

BioBioChile: Televisión Nacional de Chile (TVN) released its financial results for the first quarter of 2021.

COLOMBIA: Colombians ‘save the evidence’ as they denounce social media censorship of protests (Spanish)

Global Voices: Initiatives spring up to capture the reality of government repression.

COLOMBIA: “Journalism in this country is increasingly sad”: Alejandro Riaño (Spanish – Opinion)

Infobae: In addition to being affected by the violence unleashed in the protests, the Bogota comedian questioned the height of the debate handled by some media.

COLOMBIA: Project that could promote censorship of the media and the Internet advances

Infobae: In the name of the protection of children and adolescents, a bill promotes intervening in the content of the media and the internet.

ECUADOR: Support and concern for freedom of expression project in Ecuador (Spanish)

Swissinfo: The draft Organic Law of Free Expression and Communication sent this week by the Executive under study by the National Assembly generates support and concern in Ecuador this Friday.

GUYANA: Government and the media (Opinion)

Stabroek News 

PERU: Supporters of Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo harass, assault 2 journalists covering rally

CPJ: Peruvian authorities must investigate the recent attack on journalists Stefanie Medina and Carlos Brown, and guarantee that the press can cover election events safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

URUGUAY: President of Channel 5 and public radio stations will serve until 2027, if the Media Law project is approved (Spanish)

M24 Radio: If the media bill is approved this year, the president of the body that will direct Channel 5 and public radio stations, a position currently held by Gerardo Sotelo, will hold office until 2027.

IRAN: Iranian authorities arrest journalist without revealing charges

Arab News: The Iranian authorities arrested freelance journalist Najaf Mehdipour last week in his home in the eastern city of Darreh Shahr, in Ilam province, without disclosing the reasons for his arrest. 

ISRAEL: Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists

RSF: Two Palestinian journalists were arrested by Israeli security forces in Jerusalem yesterday and were placed in administrative detention today, bringing the total now held administratively by the Israelis to 13. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Israel’s misuse of administrative detention to hound Palestinian reporters.

ISRAEL: “The camera attracts violence”: Israeli right-wing groups attack local journalists

CPJ: Israel’s May 15 bombing of The Associated Press and Al-Jazeera offices in Gaza made international headlines, as did the death of a Palestinian journalist in an air strike that may have been a deliberate attack on his home. 

OMAN: Oman: Authorities suppress peaceful protests and restrict reporting

Via IFEX: Security forces forcibly disperse protests and detain demonstrators protesting economic conditions in the country, as authorities restrict media reporting on the event.

TURKEY: Press freedom in Turkey: 213 journalists stood trial in the first 4 months of 2021

Bianet: According to the first Freedom of Expression and the Press Agenda report of Expression Interrupted, 20 journalists were sentenced to 57 years, 10 months in prison in total in the first four months of this year.

CANADA: Canadian awards show honouring Black talent to air on CBC

CBC News: The awards celebrate Black achievement in film, television, music, sports and culture.

CANADA: CBC launches new podcast reclaiming Indigenous history (Paywall)

Media in Canada: Telling Our Twisted Histories seeks to educate a broad audience by exploring 11 words twisted by centuries of colonization.

CANADA: CBC/Radio-Canada Taps ETL’S RF Gear for New Broadcast Center

TV Technology: ETL Systems has announced that CBC/Radio-Canada’s new state of the art production center in Montreal has been equipped with ETL Systems’ RF distribution equipment. 

CANADA: Synergies: Building a diverse future for the production industry (Watch)

CBC/Radio-Canada: Over the next three years, many key audiovisual production positions will need to be filled at Radio-Canada. 

CANADA: Want to play a role in CBC Manitoba’s journalism? Join our 1st-ever community advisory board

CBC: More than ever, journalists need people who can help get context and perspective right.

US: A year after unprecedented assaults on US media covering protests, what comes next? (Listen)


US: By joining forces, stations find new potential for boosting revenue, content (Paywall)

Current: When Vermont PBS and Vermont Public Radio formally join forces in July, the merged station will have the largest staff of any media outlet in the state.

US: Joe Biden’s Budget Increases Funding To Public Broadcasting, Arts Agencies

Deadline: Joe Biden’s $6 trillion budget plan, released on Friday, reverses a policy of his predecessor in that increases, rather than decreases, the federal outlay for the arts and public broadcasting.

US: Local newspapers can help reduce polarization with opinion pages that focus on local issues (Opinion)

The Conversation: If you’re confused about opinion journalism and what it is, you’re not alone. Many Americans are. But even so, the editorials, opinion columns and letters to the editor that fill the op-ed pages could help bridge political divides in the U.S. and offer some help to struggling local news outlets.

US: President Biden’s proposed budget includes $475M for CPB (Paywall)

Current: For the first time in five years, the president of the United States has not proposed eliminating funding for CPB.

US: Statement from CPB on President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget Request (Press Release)


US: The coronavirus has closed more than 70 local newsrooms across America. And counting.

Poynter: At first, the pandemic cost newsrooms jobs and communities critical work. Now it’s starting to end entire newsrooms.

US: Why local news should be included in the infrastructure bill (Opinion)

Poynter: Congress should include the proposed $2.4 billion for local news in the bill because local news is, in fact, the civic infrastructure of democracy.

An ongoing infodemic: How people in eight countries access news and information about Coronavirus a year into the pandemic (Report)

Reuters Institute

Global Initiative Helps Newsrooms Boost Climate Change Coverage


How artificial intelligence can help solve journalism’s problems

Journalism.co.uk: Local and investigative journalists use AI-powered tools to save time and money and focus on what they do best: tell stories.

Hybrid Journalism (Listen)

Central European Library: In the closing episode of this series, we will talk about an increasingly popular funding strategy for small, independent media organizations: hybrid business models – where media outlets combine revenues from various sources as a means of financing their journalistic work.  

Journalists are stressed. Research offers tips to help reporters cope.

The Journalist’s Resource: A large body of research shows how journalists’ jobs can pose a risk to their mental health. We searched these studies for tips on preventing and addressing the stress and trauma of reporting the news.

One Free Press Coalition: ’10 most urgent’ list of June 2021

Euractiv: Ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20, the One Free Press Coalition releases its monthly “10 Most Urgent” list with a spotlight on journalists forced to flee their homes or go into exile, as well as threats faced by journalists reporting at borders.

Russia, Iran Leading Disinformation Charge on Facebook

VOA News: Russia and Iran are leading the way when it comes to pushing bad information on one of the world’s most popular social media platforms, and new analysis finds they are getting savvier at evading detection. 

Why many media are not in Tokyo (German)

Deutschlandfunk: The Olympic Games are not only a highlight for athletes. Even among media professionals, the scramble for accreditation is usually great. But this time it’s different. Because there is a strict rule book for journalists on the ground because of the pandemic.

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