According to UNESCO, 82 journalists and media workers have been killed globally in 2018 to date. On average, 90% of crimes against journalists go unpunished.
From 25-26 October, the Centre for Law and Democracy and MADA co-organised a consultative meeting in Amman, Jordan, on opportunities for civil society organisations to engage with the League of Arab States.
Our own Navya Hebbar joined right to know (RTK) advocates, journalists, and many others on 27 September in Tunis, Tunisia, for UNESCO’s IPDCtalks conference.
ARTICLE 19 has been monitoring progress on SDG 16.10 since the adoption of the goals in 2015. As of July 2018, at least 123 countries comprising 90% of the world’s population have a right to information law or policy.
The 28th of September each year marks the International Right to Know Day aimed to raise awareness on the right of information and to campaign for open, democratic societies in which there is full citizen empowerment and participation in government.
New IWMF/Troll-Busters survey, “Attacks and Harassment: The Impact on Female Journalists and Their Reporting,” notes that nearly one-third of female respondents consider leaving the profession due to harassment.
GFMD is pleased to announce the launch of our Capacity Building Programme, aimed at building the capacity of regional and local media development and journalism non-profit organisations.
Deadline: 17 September
Apply to attend the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2018 in Berlin. This year the conference will take place on 15–18 October, in the context of the World Health Summit.
Deadline: Ongoing |
Organised by the European Journalism Centre, and powered by the Google News Initiative, the News Impact Academy is a series of workshops offering participants the opportunity to unleash their creativity and learn new ways to face some of the most pressing challenges in the journalism industry.
Deadline: 7 September
The Youth Time International Movement is officially inviting journalists and young media enthusiasts to apply for the Youth Global Forum, which will take place in Paris, France, from 2-6 December 2018.
On July 24, GFMD was formally granted special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). UN consultative status gives access to GFMD and its member organisations to UN processes, cooperation and funding at the local, regional, and global levels.
The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) and the Journalism Studies Center in the University of Andes-Ceper produced a report identifying eight key factors that contribute to understanding the digital audience in Colombia.
Deadline 15 September 2018
The World Journalism Education Council (WJEC) is currently seeking academic paper abstracts on the broader issue of journalism education. Submitters are encouraged to focus their entries on the broader conference theme: “Teaching Journalism During a Disruptive Age.”
Discover why the sharp decline in use of social media for news gives rise to fresh distribution avenues; why low trust in news creates opportunities to develop loyalty with your audiences, and uncover which strategies are delivering sustainable online revenues.
A new report from the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) explores the level and quality of media coverage of governance issues in Senegal. Senegalese journalists and media outlets have a strong interest in issues related to corruption and accountability, yet there are very few investigative stories published.
Women’s voices are essential to the development of societies; correspondingly, gender equality and female empowerment are necessary to finding solutions to the world’s most pressing development challenges.
This will be a critical year for the relationship between publishers and platforms, as companies like Google and Facebook fight a rising tide of criticism about their impact on society – and on journalism. In this report Nic Newman looks ahead at the trends that will shape the news industry in 2018.
The GFMD secretariat led a campaign with 23 of its member organisations to draft a joint letter urging the EU to to ensure stable funding for human rights and democracy globally as well as for journalism and media pluralism in Europe.
emale journalists and bloggers throughout the globe are being inundated with threats of murder, rape, physical violence and graphic imagery via email, commenting sections and across all social media platforms. This publication hopes to clarify the complexity of online abuse of female journalists.
IWMF’s Violence and Harassment Against Women in the News Media report offers the first comprehensive picture of the dangers faced by many women working in news media around the world.