Media Freedom and PD

  • 12th August 2019
  • 609 Views
Media Freedom and PD

 

Freedom of the media around the world has faced a “downward spiral,” writes this year’s “Freedom and the Media” report by watchdog organization Freedom House. From Hungary to Austria to Israel to the United States, government leaders have attempted to manipulate the media environment and vilify journalists⁠—elements of this new, “illiberal toolbox” are symptoms, the report says, of a worldwide decline in democracy.

What does this deteriorating media environment mean for public diplomacy practice?

“Social media are still worth saving,” writes Freedom House Technology and Democracy Research Director Adrian Shahbaz. While the spread of disinformation has created challenges, there is still space for policymakers, technology companies and civil society to come together and bolster the internet as a positive platform for media engagement.

“At a time when the harmful aspects of these platforms are being exposed and debated around the world, the fact that they have also delivered vital benefits should not be forgotten,” the report says. “They have fostered a rise in citizen journalism and activism and allowed independent reporters to continue reaching news consumers in environments where traditional outlets have fallen under government control, and their transnational nature has provided a measure of protection against state censorship.”

Read the full report by Freedom House, “Freedom and the Media 2019: A Downward Spiral,” here.

Original Article

RSS Diplo Portal Belgrade

  • Инструкције о уласку у Грчку власника некретнина из Србије 29th October 2020
    У вези са уласком власника некретнина у Грчкој, у циљу измирења обавеза у вези са њиховим некретнинама, дозвољаваће се улазак до 400 особа сваког месеца, почев од 1. новембра 2020, лицима са сталним настањењем у Републици Србији, уколико поднесу електронски, преко мејл-а Конзуларног одељења Амбасаде Грчке у Београду ([email protected]), захтев за издавање специјалне дозволе за […]
  • Exposition de Niloufar Banisadr « Bleu et rose – Hymen / Voiles au vent » 29th October 2020
    D’abord présenté dans le cadre du festival du Mois de la photo de Belgrade à l’Institut français de Serbie à Belgrade, l’exposition de Niloufar Banisadr se déplace à Leskovac où elle sera présentée au Centre culturel du 3 novembre au 13 novembre. La série photographie « Voiles aux vents » ainsi que la série sur […]

Catalog of Destroyed and Desecrated Churches in Kosovo ( VIDEO )

Scroll Up