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  • Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and “Fake News”, Disinformation and Propaganda

    16 March 2017
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    Leading observers of freedom of expression around the world issue a Joint Declaration on how best to respond to the growing threat of disinformation, fake news, and propaganda".

  • RightsCon Lunch Session on Universal Do-No-Harm Principles and Best Practices for PVE/CVE/CP- How Do We Get There?

    16 March 2017
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    The media development sector, freedom of expression activists, digital rights groups as well as other members of civil society are increasingly feeling pressure from donors and authorities to participate in government efforts to counter violent extremism.

  • Fundraising

    16 March 2017
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    This article contains a round-up of grant opportunities such as the Journalism 360 Challenge and the Knight Prototype Fund along with Bellingcat’s fundraising strategy and the success story of 22 watchdog projects in Africa winning $1 million in funding and technology support.)

  • Global Media Development Agenda and Engagement

    16 March 2017
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    In Fake News Special Rapporteurs issue a Joint Declaration on the Freedom of Expression and “Fake News”, Disinformation and Propaganda with assistance from Article 19 and GFMD member Centre for Law and Democracy; also German publishers are skipping Facebook’s Fake News Initiative. Toby McIntosh, writing for freedominfo.org, identifies four key challenges for global freedom of information including SDG16. In Media Freedom, a 20-day internet blockage in the Indian state of Nagaland marks the 19th such incident in the country since 2015 and the International Emergency Press Freedom Mission to Turkey has issued a joint declaration with recommendations for the Turkish government as well as foreign governments. This article also lists a resource on Mapping Media Freedom which identifies threats, violations and limitations faced by members of the press throughout European Union member states, candidates for entry, and neighbouring countries.

  • Frontiers in Current Media Business and Practice

    16 March 2017
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    With the media industry looking for sustainable business models in an age of convergence and falling revenues, this article summaries key takeaways from successful digital transformations, business models, and innovative media practices aimed at greater audience engagement and commercial sustainability. In Media Business, examples include a cross-country merger to create a nationwide digital local news chain and four international news outlets who are making money off creating truly digitally native content. In Media Practice, examples include an app that counters filter bubbles by offering users the opportunity to read news material across the ideological spectrum and sending them a notification if their reading habits skew to either extreme. Also short-form news video giant NowThis is branching off into long-form programming, original news, and investigative journalism.