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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.
China strongly censors speech. With developments in technology, Chinese citizens are finding ways to circumvent these limitations.
Much attention has been dedicated to the spread of disinformation, but little focus has been placed on state-sponsored disinformation.
Following a state of emergency to fight against gangs, El Salvador has taken another serious step in undermining press freedoms.
Jon Meacham recently visited Penn State for a wide-ranging conversation on the war in Ukraine, polarization polarization, and the media landscape.
Four journalists of student-run internet platform DOXA were recently condemned to prison by Russian authorities. CPJ released a statement.
IFES’s Mourasiloun aims to promote democracy in Tunisia. It identified 24 Mourasiloun from citizen and professional media outlets.
Vietnamese authorities have increased their attacks on civil freedoms, focusing on journalists and media outlets in particular.
Sunday, Sri Lanka enforced a temporary social media ban nationwide to quell public unrest sparked by unprecedented economic hardship.
Journalists in Kyrgyzstan are experiencing attacks on their freedoms, with dozens facing criminal accusations in the Central Asian country.