Content tagged: "media law reform"
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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...

Middle East expert group calls for reform of criminal restrictions on content

29 Apr. 2014 | Story

Despite gains since 2011, media environments in the Middle East and North Africa remain some of the world's most troubled. A group of experts from across the region are calling for reforms of criminal restrictions on media content.

Propping up professional journalism in times of transition

06 Feb. 2014 | Story

Stimulating meaningful debate; conveying complex information and opposing opinions; uncovering corruption and abuse of power. Journalists have no shortage of professional obligations. But can they really be expected to live up to them in the face of violent, political transition?

Memorandum of Understanding signed between Myanmar Ministry of Information and IMS

29 Nov. 2013 | Story

The Ministry of Information in Myanmar and International Media Support (IMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 23 November

Journalist unions in Myanmar in joint campaign for press freedom

03 Sep. 2013 | Story

For the first time, Myanmar Journalists Network (MJN), Myanmar Journalists Union (MJU) and Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA), join forces in a campaign for new media laws that support press freedom

Journalists’ safety sidelined as elections loom in Honduras

09 Aug. 2013 | Story

Human rights and media support activists in Honduras are pushing for passage of a bill that would provide security mechanisms for journalists in one of Latin America’s most violent countries