Tag: global view

by Margaret Looney

When Marguerite Sullivan started the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) in 2007, she said she faced skepticism as to whether the U.S.-based organization could help advance media development worldwide. But since its launch, CIMA, which is part of the National Endowment for Democracy, has been helping independent news outlets and foundations navigate the ever-shifting media landscape […] more »

by Rachele Kanigel

In a rural province of Cambodia, a broadcast journalism student from California State University, Fullerton prepares a news report about an American medical missionary group that’s come to the village to provide medical and dental treatment. But the student, Joseph McHale, doesn’t just stand in front of the camera offering a dispassionate, objective account of […] more »

by Amy Hong

After the death of Hugo Chavez was announced this week, individuals across the globe — from everyday Venezuelans to Barack Obama to Billy Bragg — took to the Twitterverse to comment on the late Latin American leader’s passing. Some mourned his death, while others expressed vehement support or outright rejection of his political ideologies. This […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

PENANG — “Reactionary group leader sentenced to life in jail” ran the headlines in Vietnam’s government-linked press earlier this week. Such coverage sheds light on how the media works in the one-party state where online writing has filled a void. In state-run mainstream media, topics such as power struggles within the ruling Communist Party and […] more »

by Marlowe Hood

Here’s my quandary: If I deliver, as promised, a warts-and-all account of how Agence France Presse’s Twitter-based application the e-diplomacy hub came to be, I risk irritating our developer, getting rapped on the knuckles by my CEO, and provoking the good folks at Twitter who, make no mistake, can pull the plug on our ambitious […] more »

by Mourad Teyeb

The following is an opinion piece by Tunisian freelance contributor Mourad Teyeb: The elections of October 23, 2011, were by all means historic for Tunisia and the whole Arab region. It was for the first time in their history that Tunisians had a democratically elected Parliament, made of a variety of political parties and views. […] more »

by Elina Makri

As the financial crisis came to reign over Greece, big-name print newspapers began shutting their doors. News sites struggled to find resources. Journalists went unpaid. Print ad revenues continued to drop. TV channels slashed their budgets. Still, Greek people want news; their country is on the world agenda. So Greek journalists and media professionals have […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

BANGKOK — Less than a week after a new cybercrime law came into force in the Philippines, the country’s Supreme Court today ruled to suspend implementation, pending review to decide if the law undermines civil liberties. The suspension comes after a public outcry mounted against some of the provisions of the law, which aims to […] more »

by Stephen J. A. Ward

Here are some questions to test your view about the importance of media ethics. In developing countries, where news media struggle to survive, how relevant is talk of ethics? When economic and political problems stagger news media, is it worthwhile to talk principles and ideal aims? Here are two views. Hard-nosed, realist view: Ethics comes […] more »