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The U.S. Agency for Global Media invites you to participate in its third annual USAGM Press Freedom Film Festival from April 29 – June 3, 2022
Autocratic governments increasingly seek to intimidate the news media into silence. Russia, for example, moved quickly to shut down factual news coverage. Nicaragua’s crackdown chases many journalists into exile.
Independent journalists in Russia have long been targets of selectively implemented laws designed at curtailing free media. However, after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, journalists further were constricted with a new law on spreading “false information about Russia’s special military operation”, and subsequent banning of many independent outlets. Under the new restrictions, Russian independent journalism is under serious threat to survival.
The Committee to Protect Journalists and Article 19 present a CSW66 parallel event, “Online battlefields: Experiences of Iranian women journalists”
On the morning of February 24th, 2022, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, with military incursions from the north, south, and east. Not only were the lives of Ukrainian soldiers at risk defending their country, but the lives of all Ukrainians. At the forefront of the conflict, Ukrainian journalists are imperiled reporting crucial information minute by minute, as the war continues. In this new and dangerous environment, journalists must adapt their work to stay safe.
Do publicly funded media and broadcast organizations still have a place in democracies? What challenges do independent, public service media face in a world where democracy is “under siege?”
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, German Marshall Fund of the United States, and Transatlantic Democracy Working Group invite you to an
The U.S. Agency for Global Media today recognized excellence in journalism in the 2021 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards ceremony. This year marks 20 years for the USAGM Burke awards program.
Disinformation and propaganda are spreading like wildfire all across the globe. Asian countries are not immune to manipulation, which can all too often lead to violence. According to the Freedom House report, The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: “… false claims and hateful propaganda helped to incite jarring outbreaks of violence against ethnic and religious minorities in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh. One of the steepest declines in internet freedom occurred in Sri Lanka, where authorities shut down social media platforms after rumors and disinformation sparked vigilante violence that predominantly targeted the Muslim minority”