Media - Thu Jan 15 2009
Gaza: IFJ plans investigation into violations of press rights
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has announced that it plans to organise a wide ranging investigation into Israeli actions against media during the current conflict in Gaza.
World Peace and Security /Media - Thu Aug 14 2008
Media criticise Gaza death ruling
Reuters news agency says the Israeli army has made reporting in Gaza "almost impossible" after it cleared a tank crew that killed one of its cameramen.
Human Rights /Gender /Media - Wed Aug 13 2008
Ransacking of longtime women's news agency
The devastation and disorder of a burglary and violent vandalism at the women’s news agency CIMAC (Women’s Communication & Information) offices in Mexico City last weekend suggest that it was more than a common break-in.
Human Rights /Media - Mon Jun 30 2008
Israelis assault award winning IPS journalist
Mohammed Omer, the Gaza correspondent of IPS, and joint winner of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, was strip-searched at gunpoint, assaulted and abused by Israeli security officials at the Allenby border crossing between Jordan and the West Bank.
Gender /Media - Mon Jun 09 2008
Women-media: Stuck at the starting gate
It seems that women's access to universities and newsrooms is more or less equal, but at some point, their progress stops. Do women "opt out" or are they "pushed out"?
Media /Information and Communication Technologies - Wed Jun 04 2008
China's all-seeing eye
Naomi Klein explores China's booming surveillance and security industry, its appeal to Chinese authorities and its significance to the growing culture of surveillance around the world.
Human Rights /Media - Tue May 20 2008
NGO appeals for sedition charges against Malaysian cyber-activists to be dropped
Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), a FORUM-ASIA member, has issued an urgent appeal condemning the sedition charges against two Malaysian human rights defenders, Raja Petra Kamruddin and Syed Akbar Ali.
Media - Thu Apr 10 2008
Is Google keeping the gate In America?
Blogspot has notified Case Wagenvoord, who writes a dissenting blog, that the blog "has been identified as a potential spam blog".
Media - Wed Apr 09 2008
Australia: aboriginal radio holds its own
When the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (BIMA) applied for a community radio license 15 years ago they had to compete with a Christian group which argued that there were more Christians than aborigines in Brisbane and thus merited a license first.
Human Rights /Media - Mon Mar 31 2008
Atlanta Declaration and Plan of Action
Participants in a global conference on the right of access to public information released the Atlanta Declaration and Plan of Action to advance access to information as a fundamental human right.