The Silencing of Gaza–Media Dev News
Journalists are being killed at an unprecedented rate in Israel’s war on Gaza. When a Gazan journalist dies, there is no one to replace them. In addition to the loss of human life, Israel is de facto robbing the world of trustworthy, professional journalism from inside Gaza during one of the deadliest wars in recent history.
Slovakia: New PM rages against media while Culture Minister plans future of public service media
IPI | November 14, 2023
Robert Fico and his Smer party have returned to power in Slovakia. The politician who was forced to resign as prime minister after the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak in 2018 is back at the head of a new governing coalition creating deep unease among Slovakia’s journalists about the future for media freedoms and public service journalism.
“What comes first, being a journalist or being a citizen?”
NiemanReports | November 20, 2023
Both in journalism school and at the BBC, where impartiality is one of the key editorial values, I have been taught to strive for balanced, objective reporting. But nothing prepared me for having to effectively make a choice between my identity as a journalist and my identity as a Ukrainian.
How Polish publisher OKO.press earned over half a million euros from readers’ tax donations
The Fix | November 16, 2023
In a quite hostile environment, independent outlet OKO.press particularly stands out, using the law to ensure a regular income from the taxes of its readers