Category: Journalism

Cuba Cuts Internet, Surveils Calls of Journalists, Report Finds

Madrid — There was a time when activists and journalists who wanted to evade the ever-listening ear of the Cuban government spoke in code or had to meet in European embassies. The arrival of internet and encrypted messaging services offered some respite. But as quickly as technological advances made communicating and reporting on Cuba’s government easier, Havana found ways to…

‘Science’ in Service of Agenda

Starting in the mid-20th century, companies began distorting and manipulating science to favor specific commercial interests. Big tobacco is both the developer and the poster child of this strategy. When strong evidence that smoking caused lung cancer emerged in the 1950s, the tobacco industry began a campaign to obscure this fact. The Unmaking of Science The tobacco industry scientific disinformation…

Russia puts prominent Russian-US journalist Masha Gessen on wanted list for criminal charges

TALLINN: Russian police have put prominent Russian-American journalist and author Masha Gessen on a wanted list after opening a criminal case against them on charges of spreading false information about the Russian army. It is the latest step in an unrelenting crackdown against dissent in Russiathat has intensified since the Kremlin invaded Ukraine more than 21 months ago, on Feb.24,…

Abu Dhabi state-backed fund moves to take control of Daily Telegraph

An Abu Dhabi state-backed vehicle has moved closer to taking full control of The Daily Telegraph just hours after the launch of a regulatory probe that prevents it from removing key journalists from their posts. Sky News has learnt that RedBird IMI has given the newspaper’s board and the government notice of its intention to activate a call option that…

Culture Secretary to prohibit removal of key Telegraph staff during probe

The government is to prohibit the removal or transfer of key Daily Telegraph journalists during a public interest probe into the newspaper’s prospective takeover by a state-backed Abu Dhabi investor. Sky News has learnt that Lucy Frazer, the culture secretary, is preparing to make an interim enforcement order (IEO) that will impose a set of restrictions on the Daily and…

Watch: Mexico Journalists Warn Violence Can ‘Curtail Freedom of Expression’

With data showing Mexico as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists outside a war zone, and with the country’s long record of impunity for perpetrators, the country’s media look to one another for safety. VOA’s Jessica Jerreat has the story. VOA footage by Vicente Calderon, Nelson Vignolles. Cristina Caicedo Smit contributed.

Al Jazeera journalist’s family killed in Israeli airstrike

According to Al Jazeera, their Gaza bureau chief, Wael Al Dahdouh, tragically lost his wife, son, daughter, and grandson in an Israeli airstrike that occurred on Wednesday. The explosion targeted a residence in the Nuseirat refugee camp, located in central Gaza, where the family sought refuge following their displacement. “Members of the family of our colleague Wael Al Dahdouh, including…

At least 24 journalists have been killed in the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza

At least 24 journalists are among the more than 6,000 people who have been killed in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, according to the latest tally released Wednesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists. In addition to the steep toll the fighting has meant for civilians in the region, the conflict in Gaza has resulted in the deadliest…

How Slain Colombian Journalist May Be Proved Right on Corruption Claims

Two investigative journalism organizations have unearthed evidence they say validates corruption claims made by a Colombian reporter who released a chilling video predicting his own death at the hands of those he exposed. “If you want to kill me, kill me. But I’ll tell you straight up: You won’t silence me.” These were the words of Rafael Moreno during a…

U.S. journalist detained in Russia after visiting for family emergency

Russia has detained an editor at U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) for failing to register as a foreign agent while visiting for a family emergency, the broadcaster said. Russia has tightened its control over information and the media since the start of the nearly 20-month-long Ukraine war, forcing the closure of the last significant independent news outlets and designating many…

Doctors Without Borders: Hospitals are overwhelmed in ‘catastrophic situation’ in Gaza

Now the Israeli government has decided to completely cut off water and electricity supplies, and the phone network has been badly damaged. This morning, we were unable to reach our teams in Gaza by phone. Inevitably, this all makes it extremely difficult to coordinate rescue operations and access the injured. In Gaza today, people are terrified. I speak very regularly…

Journalist Killed in Attack Aimed at Police Near Northern Mexico Border

MEXICO CITY — A journalist who ran a community Facebook news page was killed in the northern Mexico border town of San Luis Rio Colorado on Monday, when he was apparently caught in the crossfire of an attack aimed at police.Jesús Gutiérrez ran Notiface Prensa Digital De San Luis, a Facebook page that included recommendations for local businesses as well…

BBC ‘disinformation’ correspondent busted spreading disinfo on her own bio

  The BBC’s Marianna Spring specializes in branding average citizens as conspiracy theorists and potential terrorists for questioning official claims. When caught lying about her own professional record to advance her ambitions, she says she thought her deceit “wouldn’t be a big deal.” On September 6th, The New European reported that BBC’s “specialist disinformation correspondent” Marianna Spring lied on her résumé…

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev calls out BBC over Julian Assange

Mediastan (2013) Documentary Film by Wikileaks

This film, produced by Wikileaks itself, documents the organization’s attempts at obtaining the collaboration of media outlets around the world as they plan the responsible publication of their cables. Contrary to the depiction of Wikileaks’ actions in the Hollywood film released the same year (a box office failure), Mediastan provideds a concrete, transparent look at the mechanism of control that…

The CIA’s Plan to Kill Julian Assange