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Call for applications for international journalism traineeship

Deadline: 11 January 2019   Journalism Traineeship 18 months trainee salary international broadcaster in 30 languages crossmedia: TV, online and radio six months of seminar blocks internships in Berlin and Bonn placement with DW foreign bureau (Washington, Brussels, Moscow) international multimedia projects well-known media trainers “Intense, exhausting, competitive… and totally worth it!”   We are […] The post Call for applications for international journalism traineeship appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Maltese state official verbally abuses human rights advocate at the United Nations

Representatives of the Maltese government failed to save the life of Daphne Caruana Galizia, they are blocking a public inquiry into her assassination and keep intimidating her family. Now they are verbally abusing international civil society representatives. (photo: ECPMF) The undersigned organisations demand an immediate investigation into the verbal abuse of Sarah Clarke, Advocacy Manager of PEN International at the UN Global Compact on Migration, in Marrakesh, Morocco, by Alessandro Mangion, private secretary to Malta’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Carmelo Abela. The incident occurred at the high level event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Camera crews in the firing line as France’s ’yellow vests’ clash with police

By Jane Whyatt As demonstrators in yellow vests have clashed with police across France a number of photojournalists have been attacked and injured as they tried to cover the protests. CPJ offers safety guidelines for journalists. (photo: Obier, Manif Gilets Jaunes Vesoul 17nov2018, CC BY-SA 4.0) After violence erupted on Saturday 8. December, the European Federation of Journalists and its member organisations, the French journalists’ unions SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT-Journalistes issued a statement. They demand an end to the violence and they encourage all journalists who have been affected to make an official complaint. Quoting a report in Parisien-Aujourd’hui en France, the journalists’…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

A broader understanding of digital skills is needed for a more equal future

As the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) publishes the 10th edition of its flagship Measuring the Information Society Report, one of the report’s contributing authors, LSE’s Dr Ellen Helsper, explains how the understanding of ICT skills should change to better reflect the inequalities in the outcomes that people actually achieve from the use of ICTs. The issue of socio-economic inequalities, both nationally and internationally, is high […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Azerbaijani journalist detained for five months ‘without justification’

By Emil Weber  Award-winning journalist Seymur Mashgul oglu Haziyev was deprived of freedom for nearly five months between 2014 and 2015 without justification, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled on 6. December 2018.  Human Rights Court in Straßbourg (Picture by Trygve W Nodeland via Wikimedia Commons) Haziyev, at the time, was working for a satellite TV program that is critical towards the government and writing for the Azadliq newspaper. He was also a member of the opposition Popular Front Party. He won a “Free Media Award” in 2016 for independent journalism in Eastern Europe issued by the Fritt Ord Foundation and ZEIT-Stiftung.   While…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' in Berlin to boost contents on media freedom and pluralism

An edit-a-thon will take place in Berlin on January 26th to boost the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom in the largest open encyclopedia worldwide

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Investigative journalism in Bulgaria, the challenge is to resist

From his recent arrest during an investigation on corruption in public procurement to the murder of TV host Viktoria Marinova, Bivol's investigative journalist Dimitar Stoyanov gives an overview of the criticizes of information in Bulgaria

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Three strikes and you're out, Malta!

by Jane Whyatt Malta's government must hold a public inquiry into the killing of investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia – or answer to the European Court of Human Rights. That's the expert opinion of lawyers who have investigated the local murder inquiry and found a number of failings Third legal opinion from London legal team ( picture: ECPMF screenshot) On 9th August 2018 Ms Caruana Galizia’s family called on the Prime Minister of Malta to establish a Public Inquiry into whether her assassination could have been avoided.  In their third and final legal opinion, published on 30. November 2018, lawyers from London’s Doughty Street…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Joint Statement: international NGOs condemn continued lack of justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

04.12.2018. Nine international freedom of expression, press freedom, and professional journalists’ organisations condemn the lack of justice for the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia a full year after three arrests were made in connection with the case. Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb that detonated near her home in Bidnija, Malta on 16 October 2017. On 4 December 2017, 10 people were arrested in connection with Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder, of whom three men were charged with murder, the criminal use of explosives, criminal conspiracy, and involvement in organised crime. However, a full year later, the…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Misinformation and critical digital literacy: To trust or not to trust?

As governments, institutions, civil society and industry seek to tackle the challenges posed by misinformation, improving the public’s media literacy and/or digital literacy is often cited as a potential solution. Gianfranco Polizzi, a PhD researcher here at the LSE, discusses how critical digital literacy relates to trust, and how policy conversations should be redirected. I recently attended MisinfoCon in London, organised […]

Source: Media Policy Project