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News about media freedom and development issues.

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Free legal guide for user-generated content

The team at n0tice.com has published guidelines designed to help publishers and broadcasters stay safe when managing content submitted by users.

Journalism that informs, engages and empowers

Over the last few years I have been fortunate to work with some wonderful journalists at various regional TV and radio stations in Vietnam. As this phase of the project draws to a close, it’s time to reflect.

Shantiram Acharya picture courtesy of the Bhutan News Service

Bhutan journalist released after seven years

Reporter Shanti Ram Acharya has walked free after seven years in a Bhutanese prison vowing to continue his work as a journalist.

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Ethical dilemma scenarios for journalists

Is there an ethical dilemma that you have faced in your journalism career which you could write about for Media Helping Media in order to help others?

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A little means a lot to developing media

Western funders should take a reality check when setting objectives for media interventions. Success should be measured on the ground and by local values.

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Can a news digest really be complete?

It’s brave of Yahoo to claim that its News Digest service is a “comprehensive and complete” “definitive summary” of “important need to know” news – as opposed to “want to know” news. I’ve been testing it.

The Kigali conference - image courtesy of the Ethical Journalism Network

Media guidance for dealing with hate speech

The Ethical Journalism Network has published guidelines which it hopes will help journalists deal with hate speech in news stories.

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Valuable indicators of global media consumption

News organisations, looking for data to support a business case for delivering content to users on multiple digital devices and on social media, might find research, published earlier this year, helpful.

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The grassroots call for media assistance

What can be done to help budding journalists in remote locations gain access to the knowledge needed to make them efficient and effective reporters covering areas that are sometimes neglected?

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The ‘over’ and ‘more than’ debate

The bulk of my early journalistic training was through peer group humiliation. Any mistakes were announced publicly for all to hear. And they were lessons learnt for life.