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Content tagged: "media law reform"
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Taking stock of rights and freedoms in Maghreb

09 Feb. 2018 | Story

Albeit legally protected, rights and freedoms in Maghreb remain challenged. By taking stock of the situation in four countries, a new publication aims to raise awareness on the matter

Freedom of expression in the Maghreb

09 Feb. 2018 | Publication

The report takes stock of rights and freedoms in four Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya) with the aim of raising broader awareness and engagement and informing advocacy campaigns.

Freedom of expression in the Maghreb (Arabic version)

09 Feb. 2018 | Publication

The report takes stock of rights and freedoms in four Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya) with the aim of raising broader awareness and engagement and informing advocacy campaigns.

International NGOs calls for Tunisian government to withdraw draft broadcasting bill that threatens freedom of expression

30 Jan. 2018 | Story

Thirty six NGOs and professional groups protests draft law on the broadcasting regulator as it restricts freedom of expression and independent broadcasting and fails to meet international standards.

Gambian media to play decisive role in democratic transformation

07 Sep. 2017 | Story

After more than 20 years as a dictatorship, The Gambia is now taking its first steps towards democracy. As part of that transformation, a media sector reform process has been launched.

Regional Beirut workshop agrees to cooperate on Right to Information

15 Jun. 2017 | Story

A regional workshop on the right to information with participants from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen has agreed to create a regional network of right to information activists. This commitment was contained in a workshop statement adopted by participants.

The Gambia: The process for media sector reforms has begun

09 Jun. 2017 | Story

After the peaceful transition from dictatorship towards democracy, The Gambia has begun the process of developing a free, responsible and professional media sector.

Inclusive, independent media a priority on Myanmar’s developing media scene

07 Nov. 2016 | Story

In Myanmar, media outlets carry much of the responsibility for keeping alive the gender stereotypes and general gender inequality that pervades Myanmar society.

Ukrainian media: between war and peace

23 Sep. 2015 | Story

While the conflict in Ukraine’s east and the impact of Russia's information warfare on the media receives great attention, the achievements and challenges Ukraine's media sector are largely overlooked

Freedom of expression alliance recommends amendments to Nepal draft constitution

03 Aug. 2015 | Story

Nepal's draft constitution would allow for 'far greater restrictions' on freedom of expression than is permitted under international law.

Specialists take on journalist regulation principles, call for reform

13 Mar. 2015 | Story

A series of principles establish a common stance on journalist regulation across the Middle East and North Africa and call on governments to reform rules.

Myanmar civil society discusses right to information

23 Jan. 2015 | Story

The workshop’s 193 participants heard from international experts and local stakeholders about the benefits of the right to information.

South Sudan signs media bills into law amid press freedom concerns

12 Sep. 2014 | Story

The signing of the bills comes amid widespread violent conflict in the country and ongoing clampdowns on the independent press

Building a solid foundation for media in the Middle East and North Africa

01 May. 2014 | Story

After three years of political transitions, media across the Middle East and North Africa are still left with the immense challenge of reforming past institutions, laws, and minds. But what does it take to build the solid foundations that enable journalists to provide citizens with high-quality news and information?

Toward a media regulatory reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Essays

01 May. 2014 | Publication

After three years of political transitions, media across the Middle East and North Africa are still left with the immense challenge of reforming past institutions, laws, and minds. But what does it take to build the solid foundations that professional, independent media sectors depend on? In a series of three essays, three leading media experts...