FOJO INSTITUTE PUBLISHES REPORT ON ONLINE HARASSMENT

A recent report from the Fojo Institute describes and analyses how online propaganda against journalists across the world – through hate, harassment, threats and fabricated news – undermines independent reporting, sows doubt among the public and makes journalists, in particular female journalists, open for online attacks and physical abuse.

GFMD COMMENDS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE EU REPORT

On 16 January, the European Parliament voted to adopt the annual report on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2017. We commend the EP for its strong focus on media and freedom of expression, and appreciate that the report recognised the provisions for media freedom in the EU’s external funding instruments.

REVIEW: AN INTRODUCTION TO FUNDING JOURNALISM AND MEDIA BY THE ARIADNE NETWORK

The Ariadne Network, which brings European donors and staff together to work in support of human rights, social change, and justice, released a seminal guide in collaboration with the Transparency and Accountability Initiative earlier this year. Written by Sameer Padania, “An Introduction to Funding Journalism and Media,” offers clear and detailed advice to guide those wishing to venture into funding journalism and media projects with the right tools necessary to navigate the funding landscape.

DIGITAL PLATFORMS, REGULATION, AND MEDIA SUSTAINABILITY: A LESSON FOR EUROPE FROM DOWN UNDER

Given the reality of today’s online environment and what it means for conveying accurate, high-quality information, it is important to address underlying mechanisms that have enabled the manipulation of online information spaces. By also addressing how information is created and disseminated from a market viewpoint, not simply a content viewpoint, it paints a more holistic picture of the challenges faced in keeping a citizenry informed.

GFMD AT THE 2018 INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM

GFMD team attended the 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Paris, from 12-14 November. The IGF an event held under the auspices of the United Nations. We have co-organised the second edition of the working group on media development and Internet governance, as well as launched an issue paper that explores intersections between media development and Internet governance.