MADAGASCAR, training for journalists using a Gender Perspective

Improving professional ethics of Malagasy journalists © UNDP-A dozen editors-in-chief from the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo, gathered on 20 May in Antsirabe to participate in the second series of exchanges on professional capacities and ethics of the media within the framework of the electoral process in Madagascar. The main objective of the workshop in Antsirabe is to strengthen professional and ethical capacities of journalists from both print and broadcast platforms. The event … [Read more...]

World Press Freedom Day celebrated May 3

ABOUT WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY Celebrated each year on May 3, World Press Freedom Day is a day to stand up for freedom of expression in all media: print, broadcast and online. It’s about the freedom to publish to an audience, and freedom to receive information as well. Freedom of expression is especially important for doing journalism, which generates public interest information, but it is also the right of of everyone. This year’s event places attention on freedom of expression on the … [Read more...]

Iran: Free Journalist Hangameh Shahidi‏

Hengameh Shahidi has been in detention for 2 years, just because she spoke her mind. Tell the government of Iran to free Hengameh » Hengameh is an Iranian journalist and human rights activist. She was arrested in June 2009 following demonstrations in Iran around the contested presidential election. She admitted to participating in the protests as a journalist, and thus was sentences to six years in prison. Hengameh was not "gathering and colluding with intent to harm state security" or … [Read more...]

China Deserves Uncensored Internet‏

Thousands of police patrol the Internet in China- but their job isn't to keep people safe. Instead, they are tasked with censoring content, monitoring dissent and waging of campaign of pro-China propaganda across web forums. And these are just some of the tactics used by the Chinese government to suppress dissent online. Censoring the Internet has serious implications for human rights. That's why we are calling on China to guarantee this right to its citizens » China is in the midst of the … [Read more...]

Emma Ruby-Sachs – Harper's G8-Gate: Canada's Taxpayer Dollars

This week, a leaked report alleged that the Harper Government illegally handed 50 million taxpayer dollars to a single Conservative riding – and then covered it up as G8 summit spending. With Canadians heading to the polls in mere weeks, we need to know the truth about Harper. Sign the petition to call for the release of the report: This week, a leaked report alleged that the Harper Government illegally handed 50 million taxpayer dollars to a single Conservative riding – and then covered it … [Read more...]

Emma Ruby-Sachs – Harper’s G8-Gate: Canada’s Taxpayer Dollars

This week, a leaked report alleged that the Harper Government illegally handed 50 million taxpayer dollars to a single Conservative riding – and then covered it up as G8 summit spending. With Canadians heading to the polls in mere weeks, we need to know the truth about Harper. Sign the petition to call for the release of the report: This week, a leaked report alleged that the Harper Government illegally handed 50 million taxpayer dollars to a single Conservative riding – and then covered it … [Read more...]

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