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BURKINA FASO & MALI: African, international news outlets appeal for press freedom in Mali and Burkina Faso

France 24: FRANCE 24 and its sister radio RFI have joined a group of 30 African and international news organisations and monitors in an appeal for press freedom in Mali and Burkina Faso. 

BURUNDI: Burundi Court Upholds Journalist’s Conviction

HRW: Authorities Should End Cynical Assault on Media, Civil Society

CAMEROON: Gunmen kill journalist in restive northwest Cameroon, says union

News24: Gunmen shot dead a journalist late on Sunday in Bamenda, a city in Cameroon’s troubled northwest region, the local journalists’ union said, in at least the third killing of a media worker in the country this year.

CAMEROON: The Threats to Journalists and the Absence of Press Freedom

Africa.com: Journalists in Cameroon face threats and danger in their line of work, with some being killed for their investigative reporting. As Cameroon joins the globe to commemorate the World Press Freedom day,some journalists have called on the government to ensure their freedom of expression is granted.

EGYPT: RSF welcomes release of two Egyptian journalists

RSF: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes this week’s release of two Egyptian journalists – a newspaper editor and a producer with the Qatari TV news broadcaster Al Jazeera – but points out that Egypt continues to hold 20 other journalists.

GHANA: Ghana’s level of free press reflects state of democracy 

Ghana Business News: Mr Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director, Media Foundation for Africa (MFWA), says the level of press freedom in Ghana is a reflection of the country’s state of democracy.

LIBERIA: The Impact of Quality Decision: Showcasing Brilliant Media Icons Who Are Changemakers in Liberia 

Front Page Africa:  A quality decision that is so impactful is a likeable write-up that showcases a few brilliant media icons or personalities that are making result-driven decisions that are having positive impacts at their various places of assignment in Liberian society.

MOROCCO: Morocco needs laws to protect journalists, rights group says

Middle East Monitor: Laws are needed to ensure freedom of the press, expression and publication in Morocco, the head of the Organisation for the Freedom of Media and Expression said yesterday, sounding the alarm about the challenges journalists face while completing their work in the country.

NAMIBIA: Challenges persist despite Africa’s top press freedom rank

Africa Times: Namibia’s journalists are proud of their ranking in this year’s World Press Freedom Index, with the highest rating of any African country and 22 in the world overall. 

SOMALIA: Why Somalia is one of the hardest places in the world to be a journalist

The New Humanitarian: ‘Women detainees held in a next-door cell whispered about the rapes they had experienced and passed me written notes with contact details of their families.’

SUDAN: Sudan fighting: BBC reporter’s perilous journey to leave Khartoum

BBC: BBC Arabic reporter Mohamed Osman has lived in Sudan for his entire life. When fighting broke out between rival military factions last month, he initially stayed to report on the conflict but in the end it became too dangerous. He reflects on the difficult decision to leave his homeland and make the perilous overland journey to Egypt.

TANZANIA: Media Owners Urged to Invest in Technology

All Africa: MEDIA owners in Tanzania have been called upon to invest in digital technology, innovation and adopt relevant business models to increase revenues.

TUNISIA: Tunisian journalists union say president is No 1 enemy of press freedom

Reuters: Tunisia’s main journalists’ union accused President Kais Saied on Wednesday of becoming the number one enemy of press freedom since he seized almost all powers in 2021, a move that the opposition described as a coup.

UGANDA: Ethics return to the media’s roundtable

Monitor: This has been an important week for journalism for many reasons but especially because the World Press Freedom Day (May 3) fell in the week. It was the 30th year the world was marking the day.

UGANDA: Journalist Atuhaire Wins EU Human Rights Defenders Award

The Observer: Freelance investigative journalist cum-lawyer Agatha Atuhaire has won this year’s European Union (EU) Human Rights Defenders Award.

ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe First Lady Blocking Journalists from Covering Her Events

VOA:  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says Zimbabwe’s First Lady should not stop media practitioners from covering her events like what happened a few days ago when her handlers blocked reporters from taking photos while she was participating in a state function.

REGIONAL: Drone Journalism Holds Great Potential to Improve Safety of Journalists in Africa’s Volatile Situations

IPS News: In a departure from the past, where journalists in Kenya have freely covered anti-government protests unharmed, a series of events that unfolded in March 2023 have heightened fears of the re-emergence of brutal physical attacks on journalists.

REGIONAL: East/Southern Africa: journalists in Rwanda among those in region suffering repression

Amnesty International: In Ethiopia, at least 29 journalists and media workers arrested last year. Journalists in Rwanda face surveillance, harassment, intimidation and prosecution 

REGIONAL: Press Freedom: Is Africa a ‘laboratory of disinformation’?

The Africa Report: On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, professionals in the sector note a deterioration in the working conditions of journalists, particularly in West African countries, and not only those experiencing a security crisis.

AFGHANISTAN: UN denounces Taliban intimidation, attacks on Afghan media

AP: The Taliban’s intimidation, threats and attacks on Afghan journalists are unacceptable, the U.N. said Wednesday, as it expressed concern for the future of the country’s media.


Fair Planet: Hamida Zahra Madadi is one of hundreds of female Afghan journalists now living in exile to escape persecution by the Taliban.

BANGLADESH: End Crackdown Against Journalists and Critics

HRW: The increasing attacks in Bangladesh on journalists and others exercising their right to freely criticize government policies and practices, is alarming, eight independent organizations said today on World Press Freedom Day. 

HONG KONG: Media Experts: Reporting in Hong Kong Becoming Increasingly Difficult 

VOA: Hong Kong registered a slight improvement in media freedom rankings out this week, though experts underscore the environment remains restrictive for journalism.

INDIA: All India Radio Is Only ‘Akashvani’ Now. Experts Weigh In With A Note Of Caution

NDTV: Image guru Dilip Cherian said the insistence on the use of Akashvani instead of All India Radio is in line with the often-witnessed push for Bharatiyata (Indian-ness).

INDIA: Let All India Radio co-exist with Akashvani (Editorial) 

The Indian Express: Names, with due respect to the Bard, matter. Often, they are more than just labels — by what a thing is called, its peculiarities are defined…

MALAYSIA: What the youth think of RTM (30 April) 

Malaysia Now: As a child, Intan Suraya often sat with her parents in front of the television, watching singers perform classic songs on RTM and TV1. 

PAKISTAN: This is Radio Pakistan of Bahawalpur

Minute Mirror: Renowned broadcaster, poet and writer Sajjad Ahmed Bari, who was recently promoted to the position of station director in Radio Pakistan Bahawalpur, has said that Radio Pakistan Bahawalpur has been providing its listeners with music, poetry, drama and entertainment for more than half a century.


Mediacorp: Young audiences will be over the moon to know that from today, a colourful catalogue of children’s programmes, such as the wildly popular Emmy-nominated animation series Oddbods, and many more, will be available on Mediacorp’s digital platform mewatch and free-to-air TV channel okto on 5. 

SOUTH KOREA: How YouTube became a force for free speech in South Korea

CNN: YouTube’s most watched daily live program in South Korea might surprise you. It is not about K-pop, it is not a K-drama, and has nothing to do with BlackPink.

SRI LANKA: A tour of Asia’s oldest radio station, which introduced Sri Lanka and India to Elvis Presley, is a journey through broadcast history

South China Morning Post: The black and white photograph shows Britain’s Queen Elizabeth inside an Asian radio studio in 1954. She has a side parting, her hair tied back in a bun.

TAIWAN: The light of Taiwan! Local VR works are favored by international awards International award-winning directors gather at the “World PTV Exhibition” to showcase the beauty of digital creation art (Press release – Chinese) 

PTS: The “Special Session” of the annual meeting of “INPUT 2023” will be titled “Rising Immersive XR Power: Meet Taiwanese Talents” , invited new media artist Huang Xinjian, director Chen Xinyi of “The Man Who Can’t Leave”, Wang Dengyu, director of “Red Tail”, and Zhang Wenjie, director of “A Peep into the Mysteries of Life”, to share Taiwan’s successful experience and immersive experience, which won the best immersive experience in Venice. 

AUSTRALIA: Australian monarchists accuse ABC of ‘despicable’ coverage of King Charles’s coronation

The Guardian: Australian monarchists have accused the ABC of “despicable” coverage of King Charles’s coronation and have pledged to lodge an official complaint claiming the broadcaster’s coverage was “biased” against the British royal family.

AUSTRALIA: Voice debate exposes a broken Australian media

Independent Australia: Mainstream media coverage of the Voice to Parliament debate has highlighted the problem of bias and manipulation leaving an unfair media playing field.

AUSTRALIA & CHINA: Australian journalist nears 1,000 days in detention in China on state secrets charge

Reuters: Politicians, business people and friends of Australian journalist Cheng Lei, who will reach 1,000 days of detention in Beijing on Wednesday, called for a faster resolution of her case as diplomatic ties between the trade partners stabilise.

FIJI: Pio to review restrictive laws affecting media freedom

The Fiji Times: Home Affairs Minister Pio Tikoduadua says he will “probably need” to look into whether the Public Order Act and the seditious provisions in the Crimes Act are an obstruction to freedom of expression for journalists and media houses in Fiji.

FIJI & PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Comparing media law in Fiji and Papa New Guinea

Post Courier: Soon after a coup in Fiji in 2006, the Fijian media sector faced a number of restrictions. At times, there were military censors in newsrooms. 

NEW ZEALAND: A constitutional conundrum – or simply a king-size spectacle?

RNZ: The Coronation this weekend was an historic event that anointed a new head of state for us for the first time in 70 years – and also a made-for-media spectacle that captivated broadcasters.

BELARUS: Journalist Raman Pratasevich sentenced to eight years in prison

IPI: On 3 May, Raman Pratasevich, former editor of the Telegram opposition news channel Nexta, was given an eight year prison sentence by a Belarusian court in Minsk. He was arrested back in 2021. The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) join their affiliate, the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), in condemning this blatant attack on press freedom and in calling for him to be released immediately.

BELGIUM: From the Netherlands to Croatia: EDUbox goes international

VRT: Within the European ‘EDUmake’ project, the successful VRT format EDUbox is being adopted by partners in Croatia and the Netherlands.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Czech Television has another representative in the European Broadcasting Union. Program director Milan Fridrich was elected to the Television Committee (Press Release)

Ceska Televize: Czech Television program director Milan Fridrich was elected a member of the TV Committee of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU TV Committee) at the summit in Warsaw. Like the other twelve members of the committee, Fridrich was elected for a two-year term.

GREECE: Greece Rips Reporters Dead Last EU Media Freedom Rankings Again

Athens-News.GR: ATHENS – Greece’s ranking – ahead – by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as having the worst media freedom record in the European Union brought an immediate broadside of complaint from the New Democracy government.

GREECE: MFRR partners welcome first arrests over 2021 assassination of journalist Giorgos Karaivaz

ECPMF: The undersigned partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) welcome the arrests announced last Friday of two suspects in connection with the 2021 assassination of crime reporter Giorgos Karaivaz in Greece. The two men, brothers aged 40 and 48, are now in custody and awaiting a hearing today, May 3rd.

HUNGARY: Rightwingers praise free speech at CPAC Hungary – then eject Guardian journalist

The Guardian: Kari Lake speaks at Budapest meeting of US Republicans and European allies aimed at cementing rightwing ties

ICELAND: Klarsprog – a Nordic conference on clear speech and communication in times of crisis (Press release – Icelandic)

RUV: A Nordic conference on clear presentation of language and language use in times of trouble will be held live on RÚV.is on 11-12. may Fourteen speakers from all over the Nordic countries will give presentations. Admission is free and open to all.

ITALY: Carlo Fuortes has resigned from the leadership of Rai. What happens now? (Italian) 

Gazzetta: The Ministry of Economy will have to make a new name to present to the board of directors of the public company

ITALY: Rai, Fuortes resigns after the ad hoc rule of the government: “There are no longer the conditions to continue”. He will not go to San Carlo. FdI: “Leave because the company is in crisis” (Italian)

La Repubblica: The CEO of Viale Mazzini communicated the decision to the Minister of Economy. Last Thursday the CDM approved the new age limit for administrators of opera houses (70 years), which involves Lissner at the Naples theater.

LATVIA & RUSSIA: How Russian journalists in Latvia navigate life in exile

Reuters Institute: In May 2022 we spoke to five Russian reporters based in Latvia. One year on, they are facing a distrustful public and stricter immigration laws

NORWAY: They give us 17 May on NRK (Press Release)

NRK: In the best NRK tradition, there will be live broadcasts from the farthest south of the country to the highest north on 17 May.

RUSSIA: The Independent Journalists Risking Their Freedom to Keep Reporting From Russia

WSJ: Even before the arrest of Evan Gershkovich, journalism was dangerous. The few independent Russian reporters speak about their work and the risks they face.

SLOVAKIA: IPI launches report on media capture in Slovakia: A story of fragile pluralism, media resilience and the struggle against corruption

IPI: The International Press Institute (IPI) today published the new report ‘Media Capture in Slovakia: A story of fragile pluralism, media resilience and the struggle against corruption’. 

SPAIN: Spain gives Vivendi approval to raise stake in media group Prisa

Saltwire: Spanish media company Prisa said on Friday its second-largest shareholder Vivendi, had obtained the Spanish government’s go-ahead to raise its stake in the publisher of the El Pais newspaper.

SPAIN: Spanish Journalist’s Supporters Denounce Spy Claims 

VOA: Supporters of a Spanish journalist accused of spying for Moscow have condemned a Russian media outlet for publishing what it said were leaked allegations of espionage in the case against the reporter.

UK: Channel 4 launches UK media industry’s first post-production development programme (Press Release)

Channel 4: In a UK first, Channel 4 has launched a programme to improve off-screen diversity in the broadcast industry’s post-production sector.

REGIONAL: Euronews: public-interest journalism in jeopardy

Social Europe: Workers and their unions are today sounding the alarm for media independence at the heart of Europe.

REGIONAL: European Parliament inquiry accepts spyware but wants better control

Moonshot: Spyware have been used to secretly monitor politicians, journalists and civil rights activists. A European Parliament committee accepts the use of spyware but says it must be controlled better. The Parliament’s spyware inquiry committee wants a Tech Lab as an independent research institute to investigate surveillance and provide legal and technological support. 

REGIONAL: How will the Media Freedom Act deal with journalism on social media?

Article 19: The European Commission’s proposal for the new European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) is a welcome and ambitious attempt to regulate and protect the media sector across the European Union. Yet, some of its provisions raise challenges.

REGIONAL: Jovanović and Saviano on legal actions to silence journalists

Article 19: We are at a precarious moment that may determine whether the vicious circle of targeting investigative reporters across Europe with abusive legal actions can be broken. Chilling testimonies from journalists clearly show that we urgently need a strong EU anti-SLAPP Directive that would guarantee robust protection mechanism for those who are being threatened for reporting in the public interest.


EBU: On 9 May, an overwhelming majority of MEPs adopted an own-initiative report on the implementation of the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) .

ARGENTINA: Public media on alert: the right promises to silence voices (Spanish)

Tiempo Argentina: In another electoral year, the public media are once again the target of the candidates who are running for the parties that represent the neoliberal right.

ARGENTINA: They highlight the “social importance of public media” in strengthening democracy (Spanish)

Télam: The presidents of RTA and the National News Agency Télam, Rosario Lufrano and Bernarda Llorente, the general manager of Public Content, Jésica Tritten and the Public Defender, Miriam Lewin, spoke on this topic at the Book Fair.

BELIZE: Belize, Suriname journalists to participate in flagship journalism exchange in US

Caribbean Life: In recognizing the vital role a free press plays in a free and democratic society, the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announced on Wednesday – World Press Freedom Day – that emerging journalists from Belize and Suriname will be among more than 200 from over 100 countries and territories who will participate in the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, the department’s premier journalism exchange this year.

BRAZIL: A Brazilian ‘Ministry of Truth’ is in the making (Opinion)

Al Jazeera: President Lula’s government is proving to be a threat to Brazil’s democratic future.

BRAZIL: Artists and journalists defend content remuneration for big techs (Portuguese) 

Agência Brasil: Among the discussions of Bill 2630/2020, known as the Fake News PL, which is being processed in the Chamber of Deputies, is the payment of copyright for content shared on major internet platforms. 

COLOMBIA: FLIP: Colombia lives “setbacks and restrictions” to practice journalism (Spanish) 

DW: The Foundation for the Freedom of the Press (FLIP) warned that in Colombia there is an “environment of setbacks and restrictions to practice journalism” in violence against the press that has been “constant” since 2018.

CUBA: Ortega Jails a Journalist from Channel 10 in Bluefields

Havana Times: Police officers detained the journalist along with her children, ages six and eleven, while they were travelling on a public bus.

ECUADOR: Threats from organized crime and government inaction in Ecuador prompt exile of journalists

LatAm Journalism Review: The departure of two journalists from Ecuador after receiving death threats because of their feature stories is the most recent evidence of the deteriorating security situation for media professionals to do their work in the country. 

EL SALVADOR: Oscar Martinez: ‘Journalism is indispensable’

DW: Editor-in-Chief Oscar Martinez combats violence and corruption in El Salvador with investigative journalism. Deutsche Welle has awarded him the Freedom of Speech Award 2023.

EL SALVADOR: ‘We left El Salvador so we could continue in El Salvador’: How El Faro decided to move its management to Costa Rica

LatAm Journalism Review: After 25 years, El Salvador’s most acclaimed newspaper has for the past month no longer been legally based in the country. 

JAMAICA: Government rejects attacks on media workers

Jamaica Observer: The Andrew Holness-led government says it strongly condemns any attempt to intimidate, threaten, or harm journalists and media workers while they carry out their duties.

JAMAICA: Speaking truth, defending credibility, advancing democracy – Pt I (Opinion)

Jamaica Gleaner: The following is the first part of excerpts from the presentation made by Patrick Prendergast, campus director, The University of the West Indies – Western Jamaica campus, during the RJRGLEANER Communications Group’s Inaugural J.A. Lester Spaulding Lecture, held on World Press Freedom Day, May 3.

MEXICO: Investigation of top Mexican resort town wins reporting prize

France 24: Mexico City (AFP) – An investigation about the hidden side of the Caribbean resort town of Cancun on Wednesday won a prize honoring two journalists murdered in Mexico, one of the world’s deadliest countries for the press.

PARAGUAY: SPP questions attacks on journalists in demonstrations (Spanish)

La Nacion: The general secretary of the Union of Journalists of Paraguay (SPP), Santiago Ortiz, lamented this Thursday the attacks suffered throughout the country by press workers during the demonstrations carried out by the followers of Paraguayo Cubas, former candidate for the Presidency of the Republic.

REGIONAL: Press freedom: the risky exercise of reporting in Latin America

France 24: Thirty years have passed since the decision of the United Nations General Assembly to proclaim World Press Freedom Day, and Latin America continues to lead in this matter: different countries in the region are the scene of persecution of journalists, threats, murders, accusations and censorship, among other aspects. In this edition of Una Semana en el Mundo we take stock of the state of press freedom, especially among Latin American nations.

IRAN: The journalists imprisoned for reporting the death that shook Iran

BBC: Mahsa Amini’s name made headlines around the world when she died in custody last September, sparking waves of protests in Iran. But not many people have heard of Niloufar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi.

IRAQ: Inside the 20-Year Fight for a Free Press in Iraq (Listen) 

WNYC: This week marks 20 years since the “Mission Accomplished” Speech given by then-president George W. Bush. The speech became a symbol of triumph in the U.S., but it didn’t reflect the reality Iraqis were experiencing on the ground. 

ISRAEL: Israeli military failing to investigate journalists’ deaths – report

BBC: Israeli forces have killed at least 20 journalists since 2001 in cases showing a pattern of “inadequate responses that evade accountability”, a watchdog says.

TURKEY: Journalists face detentions, violence ahead of election

IPI: The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, journalists and media executives for press freedom, condemns the latest wave of assaults and detentions of journalists across Turkey. 

CANADA: Liberals face backlash over policy to trace journalists’ sources before publication online

The Globe and Mail: The Liberals faced a backlash Monday over a policy the party approved at its national convention that critics said could force journalists to reveal confidential sources.

CANADA: Meta has team working to block news on Facebook, Instagram from Canadian users

CTV News: Tech giant Meta has learned from the mistakes it made blocking online news from Facebook in Australia, when it accidentally limited access to emergency services pages, a company representative said Monday.

CANADA: Regulatory, Telecom & Media News – Industry groups laud passage of Bill C-11

Broadcast Dialogue: The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), and Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) are among the industry groups lauding the passage of Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, in the Senate, ahead of a long policy journey yet to come.

CANADA: The threats to press freedom in Canada and the world (Editorial)

CBC News: Last week marked the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 to reinforce the intrinsic relationship of a free press to all other human rights.

US: Associated Press, New York Times win Pulitzers for Ukraine coverage

Reuters: The Associated Press won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, including the distinguished public service award, for its coverage of the war in Ukraine, while the New York Times (NYT.N) earned the international reporting honor for its stories about the Russian invasion.

US: Beyond translation: How WNIJ created content specifically for the Latinx community

Current: “‘If you build it, they will come’ isn’t really a strong strategy in an era of competing algorithms and news consumption silos,” said News Director Jenna Dooley.

US: California bill advances, requiring Big Tech to pay for news

AP News: Big Tech companies such as Google and Meta might soon have to pay media outlets for posting and using their news content under a proposed California measure attempting to save local journalism.

US: Fox isn’t in the apology business. That could cost it a ton of money

NPR: Fox News’ abrupt firing of star Tucker Carlson has caused such an uproar over the past two weeks that it has obscured profound questions about its corporate board and its controlling owners, the Murdochs.

US: Oklahoma governor blocks funding to PBS station over LGBT+ characters

The Independent: Oklahoma’s governor is joining the messaging war against gay, lesbian and transgender Americans with an announcement on Monday that he would veto a bill set to fund the state’s PBS station through 2026.

US: Press group calls for Israeli accountability in media deaths

ABC News: An international press-freedom group says the Israeli military has systematically evaded accountability in the deaths of 20 journalists over the past two decades

US: The voices of NPR: How four women of color see their roles as hosts

Nieman Lab: Juana Summers is struck by “an incredible sense of responsibility.” She took over one of the host chairs at “All Things Considered” in June 2022 after many years as a political correspondent for NPR. Now almost a year into her new role, she sees herself as a guide to making the news program — and NPR in general — a place where people can feel represented.

US: With Hulu partnership, PBS doubles down on efforts to reach streamers

Current: The deal with Hulu continues PBS’ efforts to make its programs accessible to people who don’t watch broadcast television.

A Test of the News

CJR: We find ourselves in a perilous moment. Democracy is under withering assault.

Act now to protect our democracies from disinformation

EBU: Audiences need to know they can turn to their public service broadcaster for accurate, impartial, and well-researched news and information. In over 90% of European markets, public service media news is consistently the most trusted. That trust is hard-won, and not taken for granted. 

Artificial intelligence is remixing journalism into a “soup” of language

The Economist: The rise of the robot reporter implies profound changes to the nature of the news

Can AI help local newsrooms streamline their newsletters? ARLnow tests the waters

Nieman Lab: Scott Brodbeck, the founder of Virginia-based media company Local News Now, had wanted to launch an additional newsletter for a while. 

How US nonprofit The Marshall Project uses Reddit to reach underserved audiences

Reuters Institute: Audience director Ashley Dye explains how this outlet, whose main focus is reporting on criminal justice, is using this social media platform

Journalists and organizations demand guarantees of access to information (Spanish)

La Verdad: More than 180 journalists and activists, as well as 76 civil society organizations, the media – including La Verdad – and collectives, called on the head of the Executive Branch, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and the Senate of the Republic to guarantee access to public information as a human right. 

 Nearly 50 news websites are ‘AI-generated’, a study says. Would I be able to tell?

The Guardian: Breaking news from celebritiesdeaths.com: the president is dead. At least that’s what the highly reliable website informed its readers last month, under the no-nonsense headline “Biden dead. Harris acting president, address 9am ET”. 

Philanthropy supporting journalism

Moonshot: The importance of philanthropic donors for quality journalism is stressed by the CEO of Associated Press – one of the big international news agencies. Her blog post comes at a time when media struggles with financing as advertising revenue is falling while difficult economic times make it difficult to persuade users to pay subscription fees.

The Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism – Call for submission of entries 

Eureporter: On 3 May, the World Press Freedom Day, the European Parliament officially launched the call for submissions for entries to the Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism.

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