People see bias in the stories that favor the other party, but they tend not to see bias in stories favoring their own party.
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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.
Kenya’s second president, Daniel arap Moi, now deceased.
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The former president's stranglehold on the press made it very difficult for journalists to do their jobs.
The newly elected President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi.
Serious challenges lie ahead for Botswana's governing party as it celebrates retaining power.
The Ugandan government is one of many on the continent that’s overseen the erosion of media freedom.
The biggest threats are the concentration of media ownership and attempts to legislate the online media environment.
Local newspapers keep readers’ interest on local politics.
American politics has gotten more partisan in the last 50 years. One of the reasons: the closing of local newspapers.
Zanu-PF supporters at a peace rally in Harare.
The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
Kenya’s press must fight to protect its 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.
Three of Kenya’s leading broadcasters remained shut for a week. Two have since been allowed back on air.
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.
Have Thiel and Hogan created a guide to beating the press in their lawsuit against Denton (far right)?
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.
Many viewers can’t look past the fact RT America is being funded by a country that severely limits press freedom on its own soil.
With the collapse of Al Jazeera America, there may be a case for RT America as a purveyor of progressive, alternative journalism.
Press freedom in peril.
Two incidents have stressed the fragility of free speech in Britain in the face of police use of anti-terror legislation to seize materials from journalists and academics. The Independent has reported…