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”
Burma faces a humanitarian crisis amid an information blackout. Since the military junta’s takeover, local media has endured a relentless crackdown despite a desperate need for reliable news. Join us for a virtual conversation on journalism’s role and Burma’s uncertain future as part of Radio Free Asia’s 25th-anniversary event series.
Please join the German Marshall Fund of the United States and RFE/RL on August 13 for a timely virtual discussion on Belarus and recognition of the one-year anniversary of the ongoing crisis still facing Belarusians at the hands of authoritarian Aliaksandr Lukashenka and his regime.
The U.S. Agency for Global Media and the National Democratic Institute invite you to join a virtual discussion on
Free elections are the cornerstone of democracy, yet quite often candidates, political parties, and interest groups use disinformation strategies to sway the results one way or another. Misleading information and outright lies are common in election cycles across the globe. Voters in Europe, Asia, and Africa find it hard to get accurate information before they go to the election booth.