After election loss, Donald Trump attacks Fox News

Still whining over his election loss to Joe Biden, outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Fox News attacked on Thursday, saying the network ratings have "completely collapsed."".@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime even WORSE," Trump tweeted."Very...

Outrage as Nigeria imposes fines on television stations for their coverage of peaceful protests

The decision by the Nigerian government to impose fines on at least three television stations for their coverage of peaceful protests has triggered outrage.In a statement on Monday, Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) “condemned the unconstitutional and...

WHO and Wikimedia Foundation partner for trusted COVID-19 information

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that administers Wikipedia, announced on Thursday a collaboration to expand the public’s access to the latest and most reliable information about COVID-19. The collaboration will make trusted, public health...

Sixty-five organizations call for immediate release of Iwacu journalists in Burundi

Sixty-five organizations on Thursday called for the immediate and unconditional release of Iwacu journalists in Burundi, exactly a year after they were convicted on charges against state security.The Iwacu journalists Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana and Térence Mpozenzi were simply...

Trump admin designates more Chinese media outlets as ‘foreign missions’

The Trump administration on Wednesday designated more Chinese media outlets as foreign missions.In a statement, the State Department said the U.S. operations of Yicai Global, Jiefang Daily, Xinmin Evening News, Social Sciences in China Press, Beijing Review, and...

UN Secretary-General urges everyone to ‘#PledgetoPause before sharing online’ to fight misinformation

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will launch a groundbreaking global online action on Wednesday October 21, calling on people around the world to #PledgetoPause before they share content online. The activation is part of a wider behavior change campaign that aims...

Three journalists who work at the White House test positive for COVID-19

At least three journalists who work at the White House have tested positive for COVID-19, just hours after President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Senior Trump adviser Hope Hicks, and several others tested positive for the virus on...

Countries urged to take stronger action to stop spread of harmful information amid COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialized agencies and partners on Wednesday called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread of false information...

President Ramaphosa calls on South Africans to save media industry in crisis amid coronavirus economic turmoil

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday called on South Africans to support and save the media industry amid the coronavirus economic turmoil.The South African leader lauded the media for helping the country contain COVID-19, adding that it is time for...

Outrage as media house is petrol-bombed in Mozambique

The ongoing assault against journalism in Mozambique took a shocking new turn on 23 August when a media house was petrol-bombed, Amnesty International said on Monday, as it released a new briefing documenting attacks on press freedom and freedom...

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