Increasing repression on journalists has “chilled” the media in Egypt. There are concerns over the recent arrest of the brother of a prominent journalist.
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While some believe cybersecurity and the coronavirus are the top concern in upcoming polls, election experts think it is disinformation.
Cuban journalist Camila Acosta has learned from experience the tools in Cuba’s repressive play book. She has endured multiple instances of targeted abuse.
Deep-fakes have changed the global information landscape, requiring more caution in how we treat information. They also inflict damage on democracy.
New report alleges Trump said he would not go visit a cemetery where America’s World War I heroes are buried because to him these soldiers were ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’.
In protests against Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko, Europe’s last dictator, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has been a prominent figure. VOA interviewed her.
Belarus has continued its repression of pro-democracy protests. Some 17 journalists covering the protests have seen their accreditations revoked.
Rising Zimbabwean political satirist has critiqued the government of Mnangagwa. This comes as the regime is cracking down on growing dissent.
Key experts have schooled he US Congress on where to expect the biggest threat to election this year. They pointed out disinformation in particular.
Gareth Jones, a British journalist, exposed Stalin’s genocidal Ukraine famine. Kyiv Council recognised him, naming a street in the capital after him.