The government of Nepal should revise several pieces of draft legislation that threaten to undermine the right to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch.
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News media is taking hits from all sides, underscoring bitter partisan divide and fierce war over “official story” coming from President Trump’s Washington.
In countries where a free press was just beginning to emerge rising authoritarianism, social media cannibalization of audience is threatening its reversal.
New York Times is fighting to maintain a middle course while being beset by criticism on all sides it suffered some self-inflicted wounds in the process.
President Trump repeatedly took aim at media coverage of him during his meeting with the Group of Seven (G-7) countries in France over the weekend
Maine Press Herald, has this editorial asking the legislature to pass the bill that would provide for ranked choice voting in the presidential primary.
Persecution of the Gafatar religious movement in Indonesia has been rife. Sadly, journalists are contributing to this through their reporting of a story.
Democracy scholars Russell Muirhead and Nancy Rosenblum call it “conspiracy without the theory” and unpack the concept in their book A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy.
Erosion in public confidence in the media could embolden African leaders with autocratic tendencies, says Jeff Conroy-Krutz.
Confrontation between Chinese students in Australian and New Zealand Universities over Hong Kong has a negative impact on free speech for these US allies.