News from Fojo
Over the past week, women and men working in the Somali media sector have come together to discuss gender equality, a subject that is sensitive not only in Somalia but worldwide. The events, organised by the Somali Women Journalists Organisation, address women journalists’ working conditions, ranging from equal pay to sexual harassment. We spoke to one of the participants, freelance journalist Zeinab Abdinoor Mohamed.
“Normally we would argue that journalism is the answer. In the case of Ethiopia, media is also becoming part of the problem. The state of the media in the country is deeply disconcerting,” says…
A website in Bangla, set up to help support, train, and connect investigative journalists, has attracted more than 100,000 page views in 12 months, indicating a growing demand for best-practice help, resources, and guidance.
Amidst virus transmission, police detention, sex-workers in Yangon bet their own lives for survival and some even tested for Covid-19. There is no short-cut to address the issue but rights groups believe legal protection – recognizing sex work as a job or designating red-light district – like neighboring Thailand would decrease a significant number of abuses against prostitutes in the long run.
The role of journalism in keeping people informed, holding power to account and building a sense of community is indispensable to society. This has been made especially clear during the Covid-19 crisis, where journalists have been on the frontlines of the pandemic, keeping the public informed and holding governments to account for how they respond, or fail to respond, to the crisis.
Grzegorz Piechota from INMA gives a review of the main trends in media and shares research data on the effective strategies of digital transition.
How do you prepare for a program proposal for Rwanda, when you have to stay in Sweden because of Corona?
Highly contagious Covid-19 virus second wave believed by health authorities that it ignited from Rakhine State in mid-August stormed off economic sector down in Myanmar and Yangon has become the epicenter of the outbreak.
Phnom Penh–Cambodian journalist Khim Sambo penned an article in late June 2008 for the now-defunct opposition-affiliated newspaper “Khmer Conscience” describing how a senior police chief found himself in a gambling incident in a casino at eastern border town of Bavet.
This article assesses media freedom under the NLD Government by analyzing the situation of legal reform towards existing laws, which are frequently used to persecute journalists; the number of journalists being prosecuted; and the progress towards achieving right to information.