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New study sheds light on media habits in Myanmar

New study sheds light on media habits in Myanmar

A new study “Myanmar’s media from an audience perspective” provides insights into people’s media habits and understanding of news and information. The study conducted by IMS-Fojo, finds that people …

IMS at the Danish Youth Democracy Festival

IMS at the Danish Youth Democracy Festival

On 6-8 September, 36.000 young Danes gather at Valby Parken in Copenhagen at the yearly the Youth Democracy Festival to discuss democratic engagement.

Zimbabwe’s elusive quest for legitimacy and the albatross of electoral politics

Zimbabwe’s elusive quest for legitimacy and the albatross of electoral politics

Instead of images of a united nation looking positively to the future, images of dead protesters with bullet holes in …

Arabian Nights Film Festival, 18 August – 10 September in Copenhagen

Arabian Nights Film Festival, 18 August – 10 September in Copenhagen

IMS has helped to ensure a special focus on Syria in this year’s Arabian Nights Film Festival taking place in Copenhagen …

US/EU should press Tajikistan to free journalist

US/EU should press Tajikistan to free journalist

Diplomats and representatives of international organisations should press Tajik authorities to unconditionally set aside the conviction against Khayrullo Mirsaidov, a respected journalist convicted on …

Hope and fear as Zimbabwe votes for change on 30 July

Hope and fear as Zimbabwe votes for change on 30 July

Ahead of Zimbabwe’s watershed elections on 30 July 2018 for a new President and members of Parliament, citizens are using newfound freedoms to express their opinions in …

First half of 2018 bloodiest period ever for Afghan journalists

First half of 2018 bloodiest period ever for Afghan journalists

“We are extremely concerned,” said AJSC Director Najib Sharifi as he shared the Afghan Journalists Safety Commitee’s new report showing an alarming increase in the numbers of …

Reuters journalists charged under colonial-era law a setback for media in Myanmar

Reuters journalists charged under colonial-era law a setback for media in Myanmar

The decision of the judge to charge two Reuters journalists in Myanmar under a colonial-era law is a major blow to the …

Meet Somalia’s frontline media workers

Meet Somalia’s frontline media workers

In one of the world’s most difficult environments for media workers, a number of Somali media workers have committed themselves to furthering journalistic practices, the voices of marginalized people and …

Time to boost journalists’ safety in Nepal

Time to boost journalists’ safety in Nepal

Nepal’s human rights commission and the country’s federation of journalists expedite process of setting up an independent mechanism for protecting journalists and media freedoms