15 journalists were slayed this year in Mexico, a perilous situation again showcased by a near-miss attack this week on a prominent reporter.
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.
Venezuela used to be one of the most progressive democracies in Latin America, today there is no room for opinions that differ from those of the government.
Disinformation and…aggression targeting electoral officials in the information environment is a global problem and threat to democracy.
When the day’s real-life headlines are regularly compared with the Onion’s, how…do you parody the world when reality has jumped the shark?
The Alliance for Securing Democracy at GMF tracked and catalogued 227 TikTok accounts created and used by US major party candidates this November.
Investigative journalist Wang Zhi’an once exposed corruption, land seizures, and medical malpractice, with millions of viewers and a powerful platform.
The account of one of the last pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong with online payment processor, PayPal, has been terminated.
Today, America’s comedians have assumed the mantle of public intellectuals. Whether or not one agrees with them.
Nic Cheeseman had this information in Democracy in Africa: Watch the recent roundtable on the role and impact of misinformation in Kenya’s general elections, a joint event between Strathmore University and Democracy in Africa held on 27 September 2022. Find more information on the speakers and the roundtable here.
Cartooning for Peace (CFP), Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI),…deplore the harassment of cartoonist Opptertus Fwema.