Amber Alerts, explained: When are they issued, and why?

15 January 2017, 10:10 pm

An Amber Alert is a partnership between law enforcement agencies and media outlets to broadcast an urgent public appeal for information in certain cases of child abduction. An Amber Alert is a partnership between law enforcement agencies and media outlets ...... Read More »

FROM THE PUBLIC EDITOR'S DESK : Maybe TZ could do with another media law

15 January 2017, 10:08 pm

There is at least one more urgent law required: Prevention of Banning of Media Outlets by President Act, 2017. One may say this is being funny. It is not. This country is replete with laws on media. The most recent is the litigious Media Services Act ...... Read More »

Baghdad media outlets open offices in Erbil, seeking press freedom

15 January 2017, 10:07 pm

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region--Following increasing pressure on journalists in Baghdad, some local and regional journalists are relocating to the Kurdistan Region. Some of them have permanently shut down their offices in Iraq and have now opened offices in Erbil.... Read More »

Tanzania: Maybe Tanzania Could Do With Another Media Law

15 January 2017, 9:49 pm

There is at least one more urgent law required: Prevention of Banning of Media Outlets by President Act, 2017. One may say this is being funny. It is not. This country is replete with laws on media. The most recent is the litigious Media Services Act ...... Read More »

Medium, and The Reason You Can’t Stand the News Anymore.

15 January 2017, 9:39 pm

It is too soon to say exactly what this will look like. At its inception, Medium likely thought what many well-intentioned startups and news outlets do. It realized that trust in news media has never been lower. That the confusion around legitimate news ...... Read More »

Death Rattle of Mainstream Media: Multiple Corporate Outlets Now Labeling Each Other “ Fake News ”

15 January 2017, 6:32 pm

Thanks to CNN and BuzzFeed, a war now rages among corporate media outlets, a true study in irony, as the New York Times and Guardian hurl accusations the two outlets are guilty of publishing Fake News — the same Fake News all of the aforementioned have ...... Read More »

Nominations Open for 2017 Free Media Awards! Supporting Independent Role of Journalists and Media Outlets

15 January 2017, 5:58 pm

The Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius hereby invite nominations of journalists, bloggers, internet media and newspapers for the “2017 Free Media Awards”. The prizes provide support for journalists and media outlets ...... Read More »

“Kompromat,” media ethics and the law: What happens if a Russian scandal video of Donald Trump does surface?

15 January 2017, 3:03 am

A media organization would merely need to get hold of the tape that supposedly exists and publish it online. Both of those steps, of course, are easier said than done. In the Internet age, scandalous sex tapes rarely stay secret long; that this one has ...... Read More »

Liberal media outlets mobilize for Trump presidency

12 January 2017, 3:04 pm

President-elect Donald Trump's unrelenting attacks on the press have demoralized an industry already beset by financial uncertainty and widespread public disapproval. But Trump has also proven to be a galvanizing force and an economic boon for many left-of ...... Read More »

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