Media coverage of vice presidential candidates tends to focus on who can help win the election rather than who is qualified to help govern once in office.
Today’s anchors on politically slanted news programs feed anger and polarization with their wild claims. Their ancestor is a character from ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ – with one big difference.
Israel’s most far-right and religious ruling coalition, which just assumed power, poses a profound threat to the country’s democratic institutions, from the courts to individual rights.
Many people define ‘bias’ as ‘anything that doesn’t agree with me.’ But are the news media really biased?
Australia’s press freedom problems have been acknowledged by both the Morrison and Albanese governments. However, we’re yet to see any actual law reform to support public interest journalism.
Former South African president Zuma is trying to turn the contestation of a court hearing into an all-out war and chill those who pursue justice against him.
The mainstream media are holding their collective noses and supporting Project Veritas after its founder’s home was raided by the FBI. It’s a matter of principle and self-preservation.
Ghanians fear that the country’s security services still bear the hallmarks of bad old practices.
Charges of media bias are nothing new, though they’ve gotten louder since 2016, led by President Trump. But a press free to take a variety of viewpoints was the founders’ intention.
False information about the new coronavirus is a big threat to containing the pandemic but governments must not use ‘fake news’ as an excuse to limit freedom of expression.
The former president’s stranglehold on the press made it very difficult for journalists to do their jobs.
Serious challenges lie ahead for Botswana’s governing party as it celebrates retaining power.
The biggest threats are the concentration of media ownership and attempts to legislate the online media environment.
American politics has gotten more partisan in the last 50 years. One of the reasons: the closing of local newspapers.
The credibility of Zimbabwe’s elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
Not since the bad old days of former President Daniel Moi’s regime has Kenya witnessed such a swift and calculated assault on the media.
Kenya’s government has brought the role of the media into sharp focus after shutting down three main television stations.
The public must prepare to stand up for a free press, and against online censorship and surveillance.
The revelation that PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel financed the Hulk’s lawsuit against Gawker raises important questions in the battle between privacy and a free press.
With the collapse of Al Jazeera America, there may be a case for RT America as a purveyor of progressive, alternative journalism.