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GFMD Chairman Meets African Media Development Organisations in Namibia

 
GFMD Chairman Ricardo Corredor is currently in Namibia at the invitation of GFMD member Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Media Africa (FESmedia). Sara-Nathalie Brombart, director of FESmedia, welcomed Ricardo in Windhoek on Monday and has arranged a week of meetings with various members of and potential partners for GFMD.

 
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American Optimists Face the New Reality for Media and Democracy

 
“One of the key reasons for the current situation must surely be that for too long, lessons from other countries have been ignored, while the American media became complacent and often complicit in the degradation of democracy.” Tom King of OCCRP reports on an invitation-only meeting organised by the Institute for the Future (IFTF) in Palo Alto, in partnership with Skoll Foundation and OCCRP, in order to engage with concrete ideas on what the future of media and democracy could be.

 
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Call for Submissions for European Development Days (EDD) 2017

 
The European Development Days (EDD) will be taking place in Brussels from 7-8 June this year. Several members were able to present their projects in a joint GFMD stand at EDD 2016 and we would like to encourage you to join us again this year. Proposals for sessions must be submitted by 17 Feb 2017
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The Trump Presidency and Press Freedom- First 10 Days
 

The 10 days following President Donald Trump’s oath of office have been marked with scathing attacks directed at the press. He has defined himself in a ‘running war’ with the media and accused them of misrepresenting facts while his Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon branded the media as the ‘opposition party’ and Advisor, Kellyanne Conway presented the ‘alternative facts’ version of the White House press briefings. Given the tenuous relationship between the US administration and its media, here is a round-up of the news coverage, responses, and analyses on topic.
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IFJ Launched New ‘by Journalist for Journalist’ Insurance Scheme

 
Brussels, 17 January 2017- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined forces with a major insurance company to unveil a new cost-effective insurance scheme covering all media workers without restriction in any region of the world – including war zones.
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Resources from the Ethical Journalism Network

 
On 10 January 2017, the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) published their latest report Ethics in the News. The report engages with key ethical challenges for the media in the post-truth era and also gives journalists some key tips on ethical survival techniques. Moving beyond the dominant discourse of it being a solely 'western media' crisis, it traverses its myriad ramifications around the world in the form of information warfare between India and Pakistan, hate speech in East Asia, and clamp downs on freedom of expression in Turkey among others. It also highlights the best practices and solutions that help strengthen media professionalism and promote reliability and trust in journalism.
 
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