Category Archives: Free Speech

Burma’s media: dramas in the transition

By Ye Kaung Myint Maung Burma’s (Myanmar) media industry was crippled by repressive censorship rules of the dictatorship government for more than two decades. So the ruling military’s recent U-turn decision to allow democratic elections and restore civilian government surprised … Continue reading

Posted in BBC, Burma, Censorship, Corruption, Democracy, East Asia, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Human Rights Campaigns, Immigration, International Affaris, Journalism, Laws, Media, Media Framing, Myanmar, News Websites, Violence | Leave a comment

Suspending Political Satire in Egypt

  Bassem Youssef’s popular Egyptian television show ‘El Bernameg’ was recently suspended for mocking the current military installed government in Egypt. Youssef hosts the popular satellite program which is modeled on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  Being one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Al Jazeera, Arab Spring, Censorship, Diplomacy, Egypt, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Globalization, Human Rights, Journalism, Media, Media Repression, Middle East | 1 Comment

Choking Free Expression in Turkey

by Gabby LaVerghetta Turkey’s The Daily Hürriyet reported earlier this month that Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) proposed a set of changes to the Constitution Conciliation Council that would severely limit freedom of the press. The changes would … Continue reading

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Letter from Mexico: Carlos Marín & the Elections

by Rick Rockwell Carlos Marín has become both a symbol and a propaganda tool during Mexico’s elections.  As this is being written, millions of Mexicans are at the polls, voting for a new president.  Although he’s not on the ballot, … Continue reading

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Letter from Honduras: The Villatoro Case

by Rick Rockwell The case of Alfredo Villatoro, the assassinated journalist who headed the news operations at the country’s most popular radio network HRN, has galvanized the journalism community in Honduras.  (For more background on the case, please see:  “Honduras … Continue reading

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