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GFMD Briefing: Media Development at 12th Internet Governance Forum

From fake news and content policy, to the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) and the growth of cryptocurrencies, new issues are constantly emerging that challenge existing thought and practice vis-à-vis digital publishing and platform responsibility. Indeed, as the digital policy landscape continues to change and evolve, so will the media development community’s strategies need to adapt in order to continue to promote the creation, dissemination, and uptake of professional, high-quality information.
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#StandWithRappler: Philippines Revokes License of Award-Wining News Outlet

The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revoked the operating licence of leading digital news outlet Rappler, over allegations it breached ownership rules when it accepted money from foreign organisations.
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OHCHR Calls for Contributions to Report on Mechanisms for the Safety of Journalists

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is requesting contributions to a new report focused "on the effectiveness of international and regional mechanisms for the protection, investigation and prosecution of attacks against journalists”. This report is a request by the ground-breaking Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution 33/2 on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity.
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World Press Freedom Day 2018 Academic Conference: Call for Papers on the Safety of Journalists

For World Press Freedom Day 2018, UNESCO and the School of Information and Communication Studies at the University of Ghana are jointly organising a conference on 3 May 2018 on the Safety of Journalists, for which a call for papers has been published. Abstracts for both the Academic Conference and the Policy lab can be submitted until 15 February 2018.
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Myanmar: Launch of Digital Security Guide for Journalists by CLD

The Digital Security Guide for Journalists in Myanmar was produced by Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD). The Guide is a simple, accessible tool to help journalists protect their communications and digital devices against hacking, surveillance and other forms of digital harassment. It was prepared by the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) in collaboration with International Media Support (IMS), FOJO Media Institute and the Myanmar Press Council (MPC).
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BBC MA Shining a Light on Girl's Education in South Sudan

BBC Media Action project ‘Our School’ – a girl’s education programme in South Sudan funded by DFID through the Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) project. The programme is produced by a team of local producers and broadcasts in nine languages.
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Talking Investigative Journalism with GIJN

GIJN's YouTube channel is featuring a compact set of crash seminars — From the Experts: Tips and Tools for Investigations — it is a series of one-on-one interviews with groundbreaking investigative journalists around the world.
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Revealing Corruption Remains Challenge for Balkan Media

During 2017, BIRN conducted a regional study that examined how the media report on organised crime and corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia. Organised crime and corruption are among the key challenges facing the societies of the Western Balkans, with corruption in particular being a key grievance for ordinary citizens and voters. As in any democracy, the media play a crucial role when it comes to informing the public on these subjects and shaping public debates.
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Startups for News Report

The Global Editors Network have recently selected 30 startups for news which can improve and accelerate the work of a newsroom.  The mission of Startups for News is to help the network to navigate the jungle of startups leading news organizations to identify straight away those that can produce, distribute, and monetise quality journalism. 
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Digital Media Europe event by WAN-IFRA, 10 - 11 Apr 2018

The 6th Internet Freedom Forum in Abuja, Nigeria, from 24th to 26th April 2018

ECJ to rule on whether Facebook needs to hunt for hate speech by TechCrunch

Paradigm Initiative Releases 2017 Digital Rights in Africa Report

Twitter to inform users of content they saw from Russian trolls

EFJ and ECPMF embark on fact-finding mission to the Baltics

Transparency International is excited to announce the launch of the Knowledge Hub, a dedicated online space for corruption research

"Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviour, Amplifying Voice: What Works?"Is the theme of the 2018 Social and Behavior Change Communication  Summit in Bali

USAID Digital Development Forum: The Next 10 Years
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