Police in the Algerian city of Tamanrasset arrested journalist Rabah Karèche April 18 after he replied to a summons for questioning.
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.
Indian online news sites are on edge after the state issued news rules in February that put them under oversight and censorship.
Science misinformation is difficult to detect. However, a solution can be found in humor according to a new scientific study.
Journalist Ahmet Altan was released from custody on April 14 after the European Court of Human Rights ruled in his favor (ECtHR).
Direct contact between citizens and representatives plus occasional engagement during elections could re-energize democracy.
Russian students have risen to prominence, becoming political subjects in their own minds as well as in the minds of the public.
Journalists will be unable to contact sources, fact-check, or file stories until after an event has occurred if internet access is blocked.
China’s cyber regulator set up a hotline to monitor online comments that are disparaging of the ruling Communist Party and its history.
Jordan’s unfolding events have revealed not only a political crisis, but also a deepening crisis of intelligence and journalism.
The purchase of a metropolitan daily newspaper is one area where billionaires can still be praised as civic-minded saviors.