Digital News

July 25, 2014 by  

Traditional media has become less relevant to public relations professionals, according to a new survey of European communications specialists. Most respondents said they prefer to convey their message using mobile online channels or via direct contact with their stakeholders, rather than through traditional print newsrooms. The survey, of 2777 PR experts in 42 European countries found that most... read more

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Press Freedom and Censorship

July 4, 2014 by  

The decision by Cairo’s court to sentenced three Al-Jazeera English (AJE) journalists – Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste has shocked journalists around the world. It has raised questions about the independence of the Egyptian courts and confirms that Freedom House was correct to classify the Egypt media as ‘not free’ in its 2014 report. His sentence, and that of his colleagues, has sparked a wide ranging debate on the freedom of the press. Social media has been... read more
Press Freedom and Censorship

June 24, 2014 by  

This article has been updated. Details below. Alexander Sodiqov a Tajik blogger at Global Voices and PhD candidate at the University of Toronto was detained in Tajikistan on June 16, in a case that raises issues of freedom of expression and of academic freedom in the former Soviet country. Human Rights Watch reports that Sodiqov was arrested in... read more

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