Content tagged: "advocating media rights"
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Philippine news site Rappler recognized as 2018 Free Media Pioneer

23 May. 2018 | Story

Founder says award ‘bolsters our courage and reinforces our hope’ The Philippines-based news website Rappler is the recipient of the 2018 Free Media Pioneer award in recognition of the site’s innovative approach to journalism and audience engagement as well as its determination to hold authorities accountable despite aggressive attacks on its operations. The annual Free...

Women in Media: An IMS reading list for March 8 – the International Women’s Day

06 Mar. 2018 | Story

#MeToo, #TimesUp #SheDecides resonate on a global scale and also mark the media industry's challenges with harassment and gender-balanced reporting. Recent IMS reports highlights challenges in Somalia, Pakistan, Myanmar and Afghanistan.

Situation report on violence against media workers in Afghanistan

11 Jan. 2018 | Story

The year 2017 is considered the deadliest year for journalists and media in the history of Afghanistan, states Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) in its yearly report. The report depicts the status of violence and intimidation against journalists and media workers in 2017. It also underlines other prominent issues and happenings in the realm of...

The battle for freedom of expression online: Where are the journalists?

12 Dec. 2017 | Story

As threats to freedom of expression online continue to grow, journalists need to get more involved in shaping the digital future of our global media ecosystem

Myanmar media development conference to focus on safety

06 Dec. 2017 | Story

2017 has been a vibrant and troubling year for the media sector in Myanmar. This year’s media development conference will have safety of journalists as one of the important discussion points. The discussion will be informed by the new global study recently published by International Media Support

Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya (Arabic version)

22 Nov. 2017 | Publication

This guide examines Libya's legal framework and looks at the protections available in Libya’s domestic law, which laws can be used to restrict expression, the actions of those regulating the media and possible future constitutional developments

Road to influence (Somali version)

31 Oct. 2017 | Publication

This advocacy manual offers insights in how to prepare advocacy strategies through a range of trainings and advisory sessions. The advocacy toolkit has been developed in partnership with Fojo Media Institute and partners. Somali language version.

Road to influence

31 Oct. 2017 | Publication

This advocacy manual offers insights in how to prepare advocacy strategies through a range of trainings and advisory sessions. The advocacy toolkit has been developed in partnership with Fojo Media Institute and partners.

Blog: Azerbaijan #Laundromat: Time to hold Azerbaijan accountable

07 Sep. 2017 | Story

Azerbaijani authorities have been quick to respond to the #Laundromat investigation - but not by launching an investigation into the money-laundering allegations. Instead authorities have blocked #Laundromat websites.

IMS at The Bornholm People’s Political Festival

09 Jun. 2017 | Story

The People’s Political Festival is a unique meeting of citizens, politicians, private sector and civil society set on the island of Bornholm from 15 – 18 June. IMS will be there leading on a number of explosive debates.

IMS condemns conviction of Mehman Huseynov in Azerbaijan

03 Mar. 2017 | Story

IMS denounces an Azerbaijani court decision to sentence the chairman of the country’s leading freedom of expression group, the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) chairman and popular blogger Mehman Huseynov to two years in prison and calls for the country's appeals court to overturn his conviction and release him immediately.

Joint Press release: No Progress on Key Reforms in Azerbaijan

02 Mar. 2017 | Story

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a prominent international coalition, should suspend Azerbaijan’s membership for failing to carry out key reforms, a coalition of 21 groups including Human Rights Watch, ARTICLE 19, and International Media Support said today. The EITI, during its board meeting in Bogota, Colombia, on March 8 and 9, 2017, will review...

“No to Impunity”

02 Nov. 2016 | Story

International Media Support stand together with Yemeni journalist saying “No to Impunity” - the key message several international press freedom groups and Yemeni journalists share on 2 November, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

Free expression groups alarmed by attacks on independent media in Algeria

06 Jul. 2016 | Story

Attacks on independent journalists and human rights defenders have intensified over the past months in Algeria. This includes the arrest of two senior staff at a privately owned TV channel.