Slain journalist Ben Khalifa, captured Libya’s turmoil as ferocious militias fight for control as well as humanitarian tragedy of waves of people fleeing.
Journalism and Free Speech articles on Democracy Chronicles
A basic necessity in a democratic society, is journalism and free speech play a central role in creating a system of checks and balance, and in distributing power equally between governments, businesses, individuals, and other social entities. Access to verifiable information gathered by independent media sources, which adhere to journalistic standards, can also be of service to ordinary citizens, by empowering them with the tools they need in order to participate in the political process. Also see our articles on Civil Rights.
A new academic paper from University of California, Santa Barbara is quite unique in that the product is a mobile app for political dissidents.
Egypt TV host Mohammed el-Gheiti was found guilty of encouraging immorality over an August 2018 segment in which his guest speaker described his profession.
A Duke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks on screen.
Nicaragua’s oldest and most-widely read newspaper published its Friday edition with a blank front page in protest against Ortega government.
Zimbabwe on Friday faced “total internet shutdown,” after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase.
Turkish authorities detained and then deported Dutch journalist, her newspaper said Thursday — the latest foreign reporter to be ousted from the country.
An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike.
It is very welcome that Pakistan is reviewing its rules and systems for regulating the media, which is vital according to the Centre for Law and Democracy.
Gdansk mayor, Pawel Adamowicz death in Poland sparks anger against hate speech with many calling for stronger actions against those who threaten others.