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BURKINA FASO & MALI: Media rights organisations meet over safety of journalists situation in Burkina Faso, Mali

MFWA: On August 5, 2022, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and its national partner organisations in West Africa will host a meeting to deliberate on the safety of journalists situation in Burkina Faso and Mali. 

EGYPT: Despite series of presidential pardons, Egypt still holding 21 journalists

RSF: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the release of five journalists in recent months in Egypt but points out that the entire country is an open prison for media personnel and that 21 journalists are still jailed, including Alaa Abdel Fattah, who completed his fourth month on hunger strike yesterday. 

ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia among worst jailers of journalists – rights group

Africa News: Ethiopia has been cited as one of the worst jailers of journalists in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

GHANA: Call for Application: Digital Literacy and Skills Training Workshop for Women (Opportunity)

MFWA: Are you a woman in Ghana who wants to employ digital tools to enhance your business? Or are you already using digital platforms in your work and wish to learn more to improve it? If yes, here’s an opportunity for you.

GHANA: Professor Amin Alhassan advocates review of Ghana’s media policy and regulatory system

GBC: Director-General (DG) of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Professor Amin Alhassan, is advocating for a review of Ghana’s Media Policy and Regulatory System.

KENYA: Kenyan journalists on their fears ahead of elections

The East African: Kenyans are preparing to head to the polls August 9 for a national election that is predicted to be tightly contested. Deputy President William Ruto is vying for the presidency against the main contender Raila Odinga, a veteran opposition figure who nonetheless has the backing of the current President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

KENYA: Kenyan media battle for audiences in the coverage of the 2022 general election

The Standard: It is all systems go for media houses in Kenya as we prepare to cover the 2022 general election. After months of planning and intense preparation, the battle is now about who delivers factual, and accurate information in real-time, in formats that audiences can easily consume. 

LIBERIA: Liberian journalists frustrated with implementation of Freedom of Information law (1 August)


MALI: Rights Reforms Crucial for Civilian Rule

Human Rights Watch: Mali’s authorities should act to uphold fundamental freedoms and the rule of law during the new two-year timetable for transitioning to civilian rule, Human Rights Watch said today. 

NIGERIA: Nigeria should withdraw arbitrary fines on broadcasters for airing BBC documentaries

IPI: Four Nigerian media outlets hit with fines over programmes covering insecurity in the country.

SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone politician shoves journalist Abdulai Gbla in parliament

CPJ: On June 28, 2022, Abdul Muniru Lansana, a member of Sierra Leone’s parliament, pushed Abdulai Gbla, CEO of the privately owned broadcaster Gbla TV Online, as the journalist filmed legislators at the country’s parliament building in Freetown, the capital, according to Gbla, who spoke to CPJ by phone, and a report by the Media Foundation for West Africa, a regional press freedom group.

SOUTH AFRICA: SABC And E.tv Want Regulatory Intervention On Sentech’s “Price Gouging”

Broadcast Media Africa: The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and free-to-air broadcaster, e.TV have accused Sentech of excessive pricing and anticompetitive behaviour.

SOUTH AFRICA: SABC fights to recoup R20m from business couple

News24: The SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has strengthened its bid to compel executives of Gupta-linked Asante Sana Consulting to repay nearly R20 million for contracts the company solicited outside proper tender processes between 2013 and 2016.

ZIMBABWE: Arrest of Zimbabwe Journalists ‘Out of Sync’ With Press Freedom Norms

VOA News: Zimbabwe has charged two journalists under its cybercrime law in a move media advocates say runs counter to global trends to support and promote press freedom.

REGIONAL: Imprisonment of media professionals in sub-Saharan Africa: Muthoki Mumo (Watch)

SABC: The Committee to Protect Journalists counts Ethiopia among the worst jailers of media professionals in sub-Saharan Africa. The press freedom group says dozens of journalists have been arrested in the country since 2020. 

AFGHANISTAN: Missing Journalists Safe in Kabul

VOA News: Two journalists who went missing while on assignment in Afghanistan were released Friday.

AFGHANISTAN: The state of journalism in Afghanistan today

IJNet: Journalists in Afghanistan for two decades provided the public with vital news and information across a range of independent newspapers, radio stations and TV networks — a media ecosystem that they worked hard to build and strengthen. When the Taliban returned to power in 2021, everything changed in a matter of days.

AFGHANISTAN & CANADA: Meet the man bringing independent journalism back to Afghanistan (Listen)

CBC/Radio-Canada: Amu TV promises to deliver independent journalism – something that’s increasingly imperiled in Afghanistan today. And it’s being led by veteran Afghan journalist Lotfullah Najafizada, whose home base is now here in Canada. 

CAMBODIA: Press freedom increasingly under threat in Cambodia – UN human rights report

UN News: Amid growing restrictions on civic space and press freedoms in Cambodia, journalists are being increasingly subjected to various forms of harassment, pressure, and violence, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR).

HONG KONG: Hong Kong appoints new head of public broadcaster RTHK

HKFP: Eddie Cheung, who has no experience in the media and is currently based in Brussels as the Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union, will take up the position in October.

KYRGYZSTAN: Kyrgyz authorities block news website Res Publica under controversial false news law

CPJ: Kyrgyzstan authorities should immediately restore access to independent news website Res Publica and repeal a recently enacted false information law that severely threatens press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday.

MYANMAR: Journalists detained and imprisoned for protest coverage

IFJ: Working journalists in Myanmar continue to face growing security and safety threats, with one journalist imprisoned and another detained on July 29 and 30 respectively for covering ongoing insurgencies in the country. 

NEPAL: FF expresses solidarity to concerns over Transitional Justice Act’s Amendment Bill

Freedom Forum: Freedom Forum has been alarmed over the Bill tabled by the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs at the Parliament for amendment of Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons; and Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, 2014, on July 12, 2022.

PAKISTAN: Director-General condemns killing of journalist Ishtiaq Sodharo in Pakistan (Press release)

UNESCO: Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO, has called for an investigation into the killing of local journalist Ishtiaq Sodharo in Khairpur, part of Pakistan’s Sindh province on 1 July.

PAKISTAN: Pakistan Suspends TV Channel Critical of Government

VOA News: Authorities in Pakistan suspended a mainstream television channel Monday in what critics denounced as an illegal move to stifle media freedom in the country.

SRI LANKA: Heightened Crackdown on Dissent

Human Rights Watch: End Arbitrary Arrests, Harassment of Protesters, Activists, Journalists.

TAIWAN & CHINA: China steps up cyberattacks, disinformation campaigns targeting Taiwan

Radio Free Asia: Cyber attacks and a Chinese disinformation campaign targeting the democratic island of Taiwan throw the spotlight on Beijing’s use of hybrid warfare in the wake of Pelosi’s visit, a Taiwanese military official said on Monday.

THAILAND: Thai PBS received 97.24 points, AA level from the 2022 ITA assessment. (Press release – Thai)

Thai PBS: Thai PBS – as Thailand’s first non-profit public media organization – received the results of the Integrity and Transparency Assessment of Government Agencies (ITA) for the year 2022 at the AA level with a score of 97.24 … which is an assessment showing that Thai PBS strives and strives to develop transparent and verifiable operations, which are the core principles of Thai PBS. 

REGIONAL: Internet blocks won’t solve Southeast Asia’s fake-news problem

Nikkei Asia: Region’s governments should support media literacy and fact-checking groups. 

AUSTRALIA: ABC Chair Ita Buttrose: Address at the ABC 90th Anniversary Gala Dinner (Speech)


AUSTRALIA: ABC news boss to work in Parramatta after staff relocation

Sydney Morning Herald: ABC news boss Justin Stevens will split his time between the national broadcaster’s inner-city headquarters and its newly formed Parramatta office when about 300 staff relocate at the end of 2023.

AUSTRALIA: Only ‘ideology or fear’ would push a government to attack ABC, Anthony Albanese says

The Guardian: Only a government ruled by ideology or fear would attack the ABC, Anthony Albanese has said at the 90th birthday celebration of the public broadcaster in Sydney.

AUSTRALIA: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese calls for greater ABC voice in the Pacific to protect national security

ABC: The Prime Minister says it is a matter of national security that the ABC makes more content that projects Australian values and interests to the Indo-Pacific region.

AUSTRALIA: Tuning out of Triple J: why Australia’s youth station is losing its young listeners

The Guardian: A survey shows the station is losing its mandated audience – but the full story is more complicated than it seems.

FIJI: Scrap or reform Fiji’s media law, says new elections report

Asia Pacific Report: “We need to scrap or reform the Media Industry Development Act.” This is one of the key recommendations in the National Media Reporting of the 2018 Fijian General Elections Report.

FIJI: Television Cross Carriage of Designated Event Act passed (29 July)

FBC: Local television stations will now not be entitled to share the content of national interest with their competitors.

NEW ZEALAND: Marathon race for CEO at new TVNZ-RNZ merger media entity (Paywall)

NZ Herald: The appointment of the country’s most powerful media boss is likely to be a drawn-out affair, with the architects of the merged RNZ and TVNZ now mulling appointing an interim chief executive…

NEW ZEALAND: Mediawatch: Mounting fake news prompts calls for action in NZ

Asia Pacific Report: Two New Zealand government agencies have revealed mounting concern about the intensity and the impact of online misinformation — and prompted loud calls for government action.

NEW ZEALAND: News publishers close in on collective bargaining green light with Google, Meta

Stuff: The Commerce Commission has in a preliminary decision found the News Publishers Association of New Zealand (NPA) should be able to collectively bargain with Google and Meta.

SAMOA: Samoan authorities use defamation laws against critics as press freedom rankings drop

CIVICUS Monitor: In recent months, there have been cases of defamation charges reported, including against the opposition leader, an Australian based Samoan radio station, and a radio presenter. Press freedom rankings for Samoa have dropped as access to state information has become more challenging to obtain.

SOLOMON ISLAND: Backlash after Solomons’ govt reins in public broadcaster

RNZ: The Solomon Islands’ government has prompted anger by ordering the censorship of the national broadcaster. The government of Manasseh Sogavare has forbidden it from publishing material critical of the government, which will vet all stories before broadcast.

ALBANIA: Albania’s Rama Savages Media Reporting on Child’s Death at Sea

Balkan Insight: Prime Minister Edi Rama lashed out at local media after an off-duty police officer accidentally killed a child with his boat at sea, likening them to animals.

AUSTRIA: ORF boss Weißmann: “ORF will certainly not become Netflix” (German) (30 July)

oe24: ORF General Weißmann is not planning any more money, although soon everyone will be paying the ORF fee. “A household levy is certainly an option that you can count on,” he says.  

AUSTRIA: “One party can rule the ORF” (German – Paywall)

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Leonhard Dobusch is a member of the ZDF board of directors and sees the distance from the state better secured there. The economist hopes that a household levy will now also come in Austria – but not so quickly.

BELARUS: After two years of persecution in Belarus, endangered journalists adapt to survive

RSF: In the two years since Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed reelection in August 2020, Belarusian journalists have had to adapt the way they work in order to avoid being silenced. To find out more, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) interviewed some of those who fled abroad.

BELARUS & POLAND: EFJ and BAJ call for the overturn of journalist Iryna Slaunikava’s sentence

EFJ: On 3 August, the regional court in Homel, Belarus, sentenced journalist Iryna Slaunikava to 5 years in prison in a closed trial. 

BELGIUM: Everything is going up except freelance rates

EJF: Freelance rates in Belgium have been stagnating for three years, according to a survey conducted in May and June 2022 by the Belgian Association of Professional Journalists (AJP).

DENMARK: Can the downturn be turned into an upturn? DR is looking for solutions to the climate crisis (Press release – Danish)

DR: In the series ‘Den Grønne Optur’, Anna Lin goes around Europe with DR’s climate correspondent, Thøger Kirk, and examines some of the major solutions that will help slow down the climate crisis.

FRANCE: What now for France’s public service broadcasters after TV licence axed?

The Local: Questions remain over the future of France’s public service broadcasters after bill abolishing annual €138 licence fee leaves future funding plans for the broadcasters vague.

GERMANY: ARD chairman Tom Buhrow: “It is and will remain a joint task” (German – Press release)

ARD: Westdeutscher Rundfunk will take over the management of ARD by the end of the year. The directors of the broadcaster network agreed on this yesterday, as rbb director Patricia Schlesinger gave up the ARD chair with immediate effect.

GERMANY: Head of German public broadcaster quits over sleaze allegations

The Local: A prominent German journalist on Thursday resigned as chair of the board of Germany’s ARD broadcaster after being accused of awarding controversial consultancy contracts and misusing public funds. 

GREECE: Abusive lawsuits against journalists amid political tension in Greece

RSF: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned for Greece’s journalists in the wake of the abusive lawsuits that the Greek prime minister’s nephew brought against two media outlets amid tension resulting from an admission by the National Intelligence Service (EYP) that it spied on journalists and opposition politicians.

IRELAND: RTÉ reaches new heights as latest JNLR radio listenership figures released (Press release – 28 July)

RTÉ: RTÉ has today released the latest JNLR figures. RTÉ Radio 1 holds 17 of the Top 20 Most-Listened-To Programmes in Ireland (Adults 15+ grid below) and continues to be the only station in Ireland with a weekly reach of over +1 million at 1,388,000 (-6,000 BoB).

ITALY: Director of Tg1 “Even greater balance and impartiality in the election campaign” (Italian)


MALTA: Government attacks The Shift with legal Groundhog Day

The Shift: Forty separate branches of the government are attacking another branch of the government in order to attack a news outlet, and you have the pleasure of paying for it.

MALTA: Joint statement in support of The Shift News as it faces a freedom of information battle with the government of Malta

RSF: We, the undersigned free expression, press freedom, and journalists’ organisations, express support for The Shift News as it faces an all-out legal battle against 40 freedom of information (FOI) lawsuits brought by 40 government entities in Malta.

POLAND: Elections to PiS’ controversial regulator underscore media capture challenges

IPI: Latest appointments to National Media Council illustrate challenges of safeguarding independence of public service broadcasters.

POLAND: Challenging Polska Press takeover pivotal for media freedom

ARTICLE 19: ARTICLE 19 Europe and partner press freedom organisations wrote a letter to the Polish Ombudsman regarding the acquisition of regional newspaper publisher Polska Press by Poland’s state-controlled oil company PKN Orlen. In the letter, we stress how crucial lodging an appeal to contest the Warsaw Regional Court’s decision is for media pluralism in Poland.

RUSSIA: First step towards the liquidation of the journalists’ union

EFJ: This morning, August 3, 2022, the Tagansky District Court of Moscow found the Journalists and Media Workers’ Union (JMWU), an EFJ affiliate in Russia, guilty of allegedly “discrediting the Russian armed forces” (Code of administrative offenses of the Russian Federation). 

RUSSIA: IFJ and EFJ condemn “stop list” banning European journalists

IFJ: After a series of British journalists, Russia has banned, on Monday morning, the Danish public television correspondent in Moscow, Matilde Kimer. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) call for the reversal of these decisions.

SERBIA: Regulator explains Serbian TV licence awards

Broadband TV News: Serbia’s Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media (REM) has provided a detailed explanation as to why it awarded four national terrestrial TV licences to existing broadcasters.

SERBIA: Threats Cast Chill Over Serbia’s Media

VOA News: Investigative journalists receive threats, warnings over their reporting.

SLOVAKIA: All change at Slovakia’s RTVS

Broadband TV News: Lubos Machaj has officially assumed the role of the general director of the Slovak public broadcaster RTVS for a term of five years.

SPAIN: The president of RTVE orders a “more progressive” version of ‘La Hora de La 1’ (Spanish)

El Confidencial Digital: RTVE is experiencing a time of change . The senior managers of public television have been working in recent months on different options to improve audiences and present the best possible content offer.

SWEDEN: Lots of journalism – SVT is charging for a hot electoral spurt (Press release – Swedish)

SVT: Just over a month to go until election day and the heat is heating up in party politics. SVT’s election effort has been going on all year and on August 18 the temperature will rise further when the party leader hearings start.

UK: BBC Midlands moving to new broadcast centre in Birmingham (Press release)

BBC: The BBC has unveiled plans to move its main Birmingham base to the new creative quarter in Digbeth from 2026.

UK: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games breaks BBC Sport record as it’s streamed over 57 million times (Press release) 

BBC: This was over six times the amount of streams seen in previous years, with a total of 9m for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and 8.2m for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

UK: ‘Talk about an OG’: BBC ditches classified football results on Radio 5 live

The Guardian: The BBC has marked the end of an era by discontinuing its classified football results service on 5 live, ending a British radio institution that has been broadcast since the 1950s.

GENERAL: “It includes many things that states may not like” – Jourová on EU’s upcoming Media Freedom Act (Listen)

Radio Prague International: The European Commission will present its proposal for the new European Media Freedom Act in September, Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová has told Czech Radio. 

ARGENTINA: Osvaldo Santoro: “The public media must generate critical consumers” (Listen – Spanish)

Radio Nacional: Osvaldo Santoro is an Argentine actor and writer; He is currently the Vice President of Radio y Televisión Argentina SE. He analysed the role of the media today.

ARGENTINA: Rosario Lufrano freezes the income of personnel on Public TV and National Radio (Spanish) 

Clarín: The measure arose from the Decree of two weeks ago that freezes the hiring of personnel in the State, together with a project of the macrismo to extend to public companies the prohibition of entry of employees ordered by the Government.

BRAZIL: ‘It’s unprecedented and necessary’, say journalists about the inclusion of trans agendas in Brazil, in Abraji’s programming (Portuguese) 

UOL: Gender issues and debates focused on diversity also had space at the 17th Congress of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji).

BRAZIL: Media entities in Brazil launch pro-democracy manifesto (Portuguese) 

DW: Employers’ associations ANJ, Aner and Abert publish a text expressing confidence in the elections and in the Electoral Justice, which are under continuous attacks by President Jair Bolsonaro.

CHILE: NTV celebrates a successful first anniversary and announces new programs (Press release – Spanish)

TVN: TVN’s family cultural signal celebrates its first year on the air, ranking as the most watched among children’s and cultural signals.

GUATEMALA: Guatemalan journalist critical of president charged with four felonies

France 24:  Guatemalan prosecutors on Monday charged journalist Jose Ruben Zamora with crimes including money laundering and blackmail.

GUATEMALA: Guatemala’s Corrupt Officials Train Their Sights on the Press (Opinion) 

The New York Times: When I last saw José Rubén Zamora, the owner and director of Guatemala’s leading investigative newspaper, elPeriódico, in early June, he told me he suspected that the government was cooking up a case against him. 

MEXICO: Mexican journalist killed in bar shooting — 13th this year

Al Jazeera: Three people, including a prominent local journalist, have been shot dead inside a bar in central Mexico, marking the 13th murder of a media worker this year as violence against Mexican journalists escalates.

NICARAGUA: International Condemnation of Media Closures in Nicaragua

Havana Times: The Inter American Press Association called on the international community not to abandon pressures for freedom of the press and democracy in Nicaragua.

REGIONAL: How Latin American Journalists Are Using Collaborations To Get Around Censorship Laws

Nieman Reports: Violence shook El Salvador’s streets yet again in late March. With 87 random murders, the country’s gangs sent a message to the administration of President Nayib Bukele in response to what they saw as a betrayal. 

REGIONAL: Latin American public media authorities will discuss joint actions against false information (Spanish)

Télam: The virtual meeting promoted by the Board of Directors of the TAL Network (Latin American Television) seeks to take a first joint step at the regional level to fight against the infodemic and the so-called “fake news”.

IRAN: UN raises ‘grave concern’ with Iran over harassment of BBC News Persian staff

BBC: The communication was sent by four UN specialist experts, who work on arbitrary detention, freedom of speech, violence against women and Iran.

IRAQ: Iraqi journalists targeted while covering protests (2 August)

RSF: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Iraqi authorities and public to avoid trampling on journalistic freedoms after reporters were targeted while trying to cover the storming of the Iraqi parliament by supporters of Iraq’s biggest opposition movement.

ISRAEL: Israeli authorities order 4-month detention of Palestinian journalist Amer Abu Arafa, block TRT reporter Majdoleen Hassouna from leaving West Bank

CPJ: Israeli authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Amer Abu Arafa and allow reporters to travel freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday.

PALESTINE: MADA: Decline in the number of media freedoms violations down to 27 during July

MADA Center: July has witnessed a relative decline in the number of violations committed against media freedoms in Palestine compared to those committed during May and June when a rise was recorded (64 and 44 respectively).

SYRIA: Media watchdog urges immediate release of reporter in northern Syria

Arab News: The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned Kurdish forces for detaining journalist Barzan Ferman in northern Syria, and also urged them to reverse their suspension of the Rudaw Media Network’s licence.

CANADA: Canada’s Online News Act shows how other countries are learning from Australia’s news bill

Nieman Lab: While governments around the world have begun to more actively engage in the journalism policy space in recent years, few efforts have garnered as much attention as Australia’s media bargaining code.

CANADA: Canadian Indie Producers Body CMPA Calls On Minister To Reject ‘Troubling’ CBC/Radio-Canada License Renewal Decision

Deadline: The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) is calling on the country’s government to reject a regulator decision to renew pubcaster CBC/Radio-Canada’s licence for another five years and reassess its content before approval.

CANADA: Under the White Gaze of Today’s Media

The Tyee: When I entered journalism seven years ago, it seemed like an optimistic time for diversity and inclusion. Newsrooms were keen to show that they served all people by hiring new writers and publishing more coverage of underrepresented groups.

US: Is catastrophic news coverage fit for human consumption?

KCRW: Dire news reports about COVID and monkeypox, the war in Ukraine, school shootings, threats to democracy and abortion access, plus the climate emergency are driving away audiences.

US: Republicans have long feuded with the mainstream media. Now many are shutting them out

NPR: I went to Wisconsin in June to report on how abortion rights are affecting the Senate and governor primaries – the idea was to do one story on the Democrats and one on the Republicans. 

US: Reuters US Reporters Are Striking for First Time in Decades

Bloomberg: Thomson Reuters Corp. journalists in the US launched a daylong strike Thursday, the first walkout in decades among the media company’s long-unionized staff.

US: With boot camp, Public Media Women in Leadership seeks to prepare participants for rising careers in system (Paywall) 

Current: Amy Wielunski may not be unique in her love of public broadcasting. Like countless others working in the system, she grew up in a self-described “public media family” that filled evenings with All Things Considered and weekend rides with Car Talk. 

9 Watchdog Reporters and Lessons Learned from Their Mistakes

GIJN: If there is one type of lesson that journalists never forget, it is the kind that follows a strategic reporting mistake that stalls an otherwise promising investigation. 

Building the world’s largest sport stadium: How technology keeps the Tour de France on the road

SportsPro: The role of the media in the creation and the ongoing success of the Tour de France is significant.

​​“Climate emergency is the great coverage of the century,” says Sônia Bridi (Portuguese) 

Abraji: The world, as we know it today, has its days numbered, and it is up to journalists and scientists to take this information to the population with precision and seriousness. Climate change is already directly impacting people’s lives. 

“Connected TV”: Could it be the future of ‘cable and satellite’? (Spanish)

Prensario Internacional: Technically known as vMVPD (Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distribution), or Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distribution, the possibility of receiving television content with only an Internet connection (without subscription to cable, satellite or Streaming OTT) is gaining popularity all over the world. 

Focus on your listeners: how to build a content model for successful podcasting

Reuters Institute: Since the advent of podcasting in 2004, the industry has grown exponentially. As the amount of… well, everything increases in the podcast industry, the quality of the content you produce will play a central role in determining whether you succeed in standing out in a crowded market place. 

“Newsroom leaders need to have the mental health skillset on top of all the others”

Journalism.co.uk: Headlines Network has been igniting conversations around mental health in journalism for the last year. It has found that young journalists are often behind pushes for better mental health support, but that managers need extra help to meet these needs

Polarising, sensational media coverage of transgender athletes should end – our research shows a way forward

The Conversation: The participation of trans athletes in elite sports does not have to be an ‘either-or’ debate. More nuanced reporting of a complex issue is possible.

We should fear TikTok’s influence on news media

The New Statesman: The social media platform is now the fastest growing news source for adults. The potential consequences are disturbing.

Why journalists and social organizations work together… (Portuguese)

Poder360: Since 2017, journalists from 8 newsrooms in 5 African countries have partnered with CfA (Code for Africa), a network of civic democracy and data journalism labs, to create sensors.

Why The Conversation is committed to non-partisan journalism

The Conversation: The world of journalism has been transformed by the internet over the past two decades and many shibboleths have been discarded.

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