A growing number of billionaires globally are combining their political and financial goals with control of significant media outlets.
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.
It’s no secret that there’s a partisan divide in the media, but thus far, solutions to bridge that divide have been few and far between.
Fact-checker Muhammed Zubair’s arrest represents a new low for press freedom in India that has seen a sharp decline in civil liberties.
Russia’s relentless assault on basic freedoms, notably press freedom, has led to hundred new laws limiting press access there.
Democracy does not have a singular definition, which is one of the things that makes it so interesting to me — and undoubtedly to many of you.
A persistent tendency has emerged in the erosion of Indian democracy. The nation’s journalistic liberties are deteriorating alarmingly.
The warrant of arrest for Tsitsi came after she failed to appear in court over charges of inciting violence. Her lawyer said she was ill.
Full disclosure: I’m a liberal Democrat. So, I won’t be sending in my vote-by-mail ballot for Ron DeSantis in November. Nor will I vote for him in 2024.
Although there are signs, tyrants can hide repressive rule behind the façade of democracy. Journalists can be trained to identify autocracy.
A new research calls on media bodies to give timely coverage of the growth of authoritarian movements in the US and worldwide.