Memory Bytes – Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2014
At the onset, let me state that the scale and manner of the Global Media Forum (GMF) took me quite by surprise. And to be honest, I was ignorant of the magnitude of Deutsche Welle. As a consumer of primarily English media (read as BBC, CNN and of late Al Jazeera), […]
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Cambodia: A Turning-point for Freedom of Expression?
This article responds to the Secrets of Transformation multimedia series, a joint project of Bertelsmann Transformation Index and Deutsche Welle. Freedom of expression has deteriorated in Cambodia even though it is guaranteed under international and Cambodian law. Cambodian citizens are regularly targeted, harassed, charged with criminal offenses and subject to politically motivated persecution for speaking […]
The Russian media follows where Fox News leads
This article responds to the Secrets of Transformation multimedia series, a joint project of Bertelsmann Transformation Index and Deutsche Welle. If you Google ‘freedom of speech in Russia” in English you’ll get over 6 million results about everything from the lack of free speech and human rights violations to the Pussy Riot scandal and much […]
Our Urgent Need for Gender Sensitive Reporting
Media craves news that attracts huge audiences and breaking news seems to be an indispensible part of every news channel. Reports having to do with women are always attention-grabbing, whether they be the appointment of the pregnant Marissa Mayer as CEO of Yahoo! in California or the shooting of Malala […]
Rape culture and sexism in Britain: you asked for it, bitch!
When celebrating International Women Day, I think how fortunate I am to have so many rights and liberties. All women in Britain have a right to education, job opportunities, health treatment and the vote, and they can travel, drive vehicles and marry (or not) whoever and whenever they desire. I […]