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Call for the Logan Nonfiction Program

Deadline: 15 October, 2019   The Logan Nonfiction Program offers two fellowship classes per year — one in the fall (October-December) and one in the spring (February-April). The Program welcomes between 10-20 nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists, podcasters and multimedia creators per class. Fellows are provided lodging, meals, workspace, professional guidance and community.   Fellowships range […] The post Call for the Logan Nonfiction Program appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Zao’s deepfake face-swapping app shows uploading your photos is riskier than ever

Billions of images are uploaded to the internet every day, but many people aren’t fully aware of how their pictures can be used or abused by others. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law at the University of Essex, explains the risks of uploading your photos to apps or websites, and the rather ambiguous legal situation.   The latest photo app craze can make you […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Montenegro: Joint call on the authorities to acquit journalist sentenced to 18 months in prison

OBCT and the undersigned organizations call on the Montenegrin authorities to acquit investigative journalist Jovo Martinović, convicted for marijuana smuggling and criminal association and sentenced to 18 months in prison despite overwhelming evidence that his only links with organized crime were those of a reporter

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Montenegro: Joint call on authorities to acquit Jovo Martinovic

The ECPMF and the undersigned organisations call on the Montenegrin authorities to acquit investigative journalist Jovo Martinović, convicted for marijuana smuggling and criminal association and sentenced to 18 months in prison despite overwhelming evidence that his only links with organised crime were those of a reporter. A specialist in covering organised crime for such leading international media as The Economist, Financial Times, NPR, BBC and a winner of the 2018 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism, Jovo Martinović was convicted to a 18-month prison sentence by the Montenegro high court on January 15, 2019 on charges of drug…

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

Economic and communication policies in Argentina: deregulation and concentration of media 2015-2019

The media policy landscape in Argentina is fast-changing. Here, Martín Becerra and Guillermo Mastrini, researchers at the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and professors at Universidad Nacional de Quilmes and UBA, assess developments implemented by recent presidents. Discussion about the media in Argentina tends to blur the explosive impact of the traditional media sector’s global economic crisis with particularities […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Joint letter: UN Human Rights Council Should Address Turkey Crackdown against Journalists

The ECPMF joined other journalists and human rights organisations in sending a joint letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council member and observer states to raise the ongoing crisis for freedom of expression in Turkey. 03 September 2019 Re: To Human Rights Council Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, to raise the ongoing crisis for freedom of expression in Turkey Excellencies, Ahead of the 42nd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), we, the undersigned human rights and journalists’ organisations, call on your delegation to speak out and address the Turkish government’s repressive campaign…

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

Call for Resilience Journalism Fellowship

Deadline: 18 September, 2019   The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY announces its next Resilience Journalism Fellowship, to be held from October 26th to November 1st, 2019. This program will be held primarily in New York’s six-million-acre park, the Adirondacks. This unique location will offer a special first-hand look at resilience issues facing […] The post Call for Resilience Journalism Fellowship appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Call for German-Dutch Journalists’ Bursary

Deadline: 30 September, 2019   The Internationale Journalisten-Programme (IJP) organizes the German-Dutch Journalists’ Bursary. The program will send six Dutch and six German journalists to work for six to eight weeks in Dutch or German newsrooms of their choice while also researching stories for their home organization.   The fellowship will begin late February 2020, followed by an introductory seminar in Den […] The post Call for German-Dutch Journalists’ Bursary appeared first on European Youth Press.

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The Global Alliance for Responsible Media: a silver bullet for tackling online harms?

Policy makers in the UK and elsewhere are grappling with how to address the spread of ‘harmful’ content online. Bertie Vidgen, a Research Associate at the Alan Turing Institute whose research focuses on detecting, analysing, and countering online hate speech in both news and social media, looks at an industry efforts to tackle problematic content and practices online and assesses whether it […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Censored author speaks out after publishers pulled his critical book about the British Army

By Jane Whyatt and Simon Akam Journalist Simon Akam, who spent a year in the British Army before attending university, was commissioned to research and write a critical book about the evolution of the Army post 9/11. When the publisher refused to release the book, Akam suspected censorship by the British defence establishment. Author Simon Akam. Photo:private The book was commissioned by Penguin Random House UK imprint William Heinemann. They asked him to research and write, in their words, an “explosive, intimate, authoritative“ account of Army life. Even though Akam had recorded interviews on the record with hundreds of former Army personnel, publishers…

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