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  • Joint Letter regarding UNESCO’s Access to Information Policy

    17 January 2017
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    We believe that, just as States need to adopt laws to give effect to this right, inter-governmental organisations (IGOs) also need to adopt right to information policies

  • USAID and the future of media assistance and overseas democracy funding

    21 December 2016
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    The post-election Presidential transition in the United States has raised many questions and concerns among the international development community about the future direction of funding for and engagement with overseas media and democracy assistance. Below, David E. Kaplan of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Monroe E. Price of the Annenberg School for Communications, and Tara Susman-Peña of IREX respond to some of these questions and concerns. The following responses do not engage individual organizations.

  • Looking back and greetings for the year ahead from Ayman Mhanna, Executive Director, GFMD

    20 December 2016
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    As we look ahead, 2017 will be a critical year to restore trust in journalism, bring back the facts to story-telling, hold the powerful accountable and, most importantly, reflect the aspirations of citizens all over the world.

  • The 9th ARIJ Conference: A decade of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism

    20 December 2016
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    The 9th ARIJ conference for Arab investigative journalists convened at a Jordan Dead Sea Hotel between 1-3 December 2016. It attracted 400 reporters, editors, university professors from the region and beyond. The event was the largest ever since the inception of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) in 2005 to spread the culture of in-depth reporting in nine Arab states: Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Bahrain, Yemen, Palestine and Tunisia.

  • Call for comments from members on Facebook’s new strategy to fight fake news

    20 December 2016
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    Amidst accusations of inaction over the unchecked dissemination of fake news on its platform, Facebook is piloting a responsive strategy to tackle the problem. On 15 December 2016, Adam Mosseri, Vice-President, Facebook News Feed announced Facebook’s four-point plan. GFMD members are invited to share their thoughts, comments, concerns, and questions about this strategy, a selection of which will be published in the next edition of the newsletter.