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The Menace Of Fake News

The Menace Of Fake News

Last April, the office of the Indian Cabinet Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Ms. Smriti Irani, issued a directive. It lay down new guidelines punishing journalists for publishing fake news. Understandably, there was fierce and widespread criticism from the journalists. “These norms are an attempt to intimidate and muzzle the free press in an election […]

Spies & Journalists, the Thin Line Tightened between Media and Security

Spies & Journalists, the Thin Line Tightened between Media and Security

“23-year-old Zubeida is one of 1,500 Egyptians who vanished from the streets in what human rights campaigners call enforced disappearances. Zubeida’s mother spoke to Orla Guerin (BBC correspondent in Cairo) about the torture her daughter was subjected to at the hands of the police”. This was what BBC Newsnight tweeted mid-February, to reveal what they […]

Singapore COUNTRY REPORT: Professional Ethics Still a Media Imperative

Singapore COUNTRY REPORT: Professional Ethics Still a Media Imperative

In the internet age, some people brush aside the need for conventional full-time journalists or media organizations to give us our daily news. “That is already passe,” said a former reporter colleague of mine, surprised to hear that Asia Journalist Association (AJA) accept mainly working journalists. “Nowadays, a journalist is anyone who posts online—the bloggers […]

The Cosmo Modern Citizen as a Man of Media

The Cosmo Modern Citizen as a Man of Media

The “Red Danger” is not limited to a certain political ear. While this referred to the fear of Communism in the late 40s and 50s, the “Red Danger” was challenged in the United States by the Republican Senator Joseph P. McCarthy of Wisconsin who spent almost five years trying to expose communists and other left-wing […]

China stresses media collaboration with South Korea

China stresses media collaboration with South Korea

By Ma Fei, Chen Shangwen from People’s Daily Despite divergences in stances and perspectives, Chinese and South Korean media should boost collaborations through mutual trust and dispelling doubts, Liu Qibao, head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, said on Sunday at a high-level media dialogue. Hailing the intensified Sino-South Korean media and […]

“Turkustan is ready to cooperate with South Korea”

“Turkustan is ready to cooperate with South Korea”

Azerbaijan is one of the most dynamic countries among former Soviet republics in the areas of economy, politics, culture and media activities. There is especially an uptrend in the media. The Turkustan Weekly is an exclusive publication for the media of Azerbaijan with several language options and cooperation with different countries. Mr. Aqil Camal who […]

The future of printed media in UAE

The future of printed media in UAE

Media in the Middle East has witnessed an extraordinary change over the past five years. The Middle East has become increasingly involved in world events and trade. Not only has it outdone its own accomplishments but has also placed itself on the global map of commercial success. Arab media is a collective outcome of efforts […]

Encouraging disabled people through photography

Encouraging disabled people through photography

Disabled people, naturally, face problems adjusting in the society. Most of the times, they live an isolated life if they are unable to perform daily-life functions. An non-profit international social enterprise EyeContactNow, established in Estonia, supports and encourages disabled people to share their stories and life through visual media. EyeContactNow promotes social integration and entrepreneurship of […]

Iranian newspaper condemns media censorship

Iranian newspaper condemns media censorship

Iran’s “Ettelaat” newspaper has objected to the state’s ban on publishing the name or images of the former reformist president, Mohammad Khatami. As the managing editor of the state-run newspaper, Seyed Mahmoud Doaei, wrote a front-page editorial in the form of a public letter addressed to President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday 9th December stating that the ban is […]

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