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World Press Freedom Day: Commemoration in Difficult Times

2015 was a difficult year. Press freedom declined to its lowest level in 12 years, according to Freedom House’s annual Freedom of the Press report. And, protection for journalists and media practitioners are either partial or non-existent in 85 percent of countries in the world... more


Will 2016 one day be seen as a historic turning point for the centuries-old cause of freedom of information around the world?

Quite possibly: if journalists and civil society activists keep up the pressure on governments to keep the promises they all just made in the UN’s new global development goals... more


GFMD honors former Director Bettina Peters with Lifetime achievement award

On 3rd May 2016, the GFMD Chairman Leon Willems and former Chairwoman Joyce Barnathan honored GFMD’s founding Director Bettina Peters for her contribution to‪ #mediadev with a Lifetime Achievement Award at World Press Freedom Day UNESCO conference in Helsinki. Aidan White, her partner, accepted this honor on Bettina's behalf... more


Why Curbing corruption won't succeed without independant media

BBC Media Action has published a new Policy paper that you can read here


Registration for the Aegean Summit in Athens is now open

The Aegean Summit in Athens on June 30-July 1 is the inaugural annual forum on new and independent media in the Mediterranean & MENA. Themes to be covered are new business models, cross-border and cross-platform collaborations, progressive editorial narratives, the role of independent media and connecting the region through media with 20+ speakers from Athens, Istanbul, Beirut, Cairo, Amman, Tehran, Tunis and Rome.  Early-bird registration is now open

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