Martínez was ambushed just after noon at his residence in Tijuana, a coastal city just across the border from San Diego in California.
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 Turkish court Saturday ordered well-known journalist Sedef Kabas to be jailed pending trial on a charge of insulting President Erdogan.
Tennis fans at the Australian Open were asked by tournament security to remove T-shirts bearing the words “Where is Peng Shuai?”
Penn State’s Jim Piazza returns to the show this week to discuss a new study on why the loser’s consent is a critical part of a healthy democracy.
Fascists use misinformation to achieve power. Democracy requires replacing misinformation by real information using critical thinking.
After two independent media outlets shut down in Hong Kong in recent weeks, journalists speak of witnessing the end of an era.
Internet blackouts, social media shutdowns, and bandwidth-throttling by governments cost the global economy $5.5 billion in 2021.
After Russia sending troops to Kazakhstan to help quell dissent, Belarus is jailing its own citizens for supporting the protests.
The Taliban overran and took over Afghanistan following US pull-out. Freedoms rapidly declined thereafter, including press freedoms.
New legislation in Iran would ban VPNs and restrict access to Instagram, choking the country’s burgeoning e-commerce sector.