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Tackling Disinformation

  • DW Akademie

Tackling Disinformation: A Learning Guide offers insights for evaluating media development activities and rethinking approaches to disinformation, alongside practical solutions and expert advice, with a focus on the Global South and Eastern Europe.

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How Russian Media Makers in Exile Are Redefining Radio

  • The Fix
  • Veronica Snoj

Podcast radios are becoming a new media niche in the Russian media landscape challenged by war-reinforced oppression. The Fix talked with Maksim Kurnikov, the head of Ekho Online, which was the first in the Russian media landscape to launch such a service, and Polina Filippova, the producer of podcasts of Radio Sakharov, which has been operating for a year.

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Reporting on Corruption in Venezuela

  • Voice of America
  • Graham Keeley

Uncovering a multimillion-dollar aid scandal in Venezuela took great personal and professional risks for Roberto Deniz, a reporter with investigative media outlet Armando Info. Their revelations made Deniz and his editors targets of the Maduro government and forced the journalist into exile in 2018. Despite everything, Deniz feels the risk was worth it.

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Please Glorify the Government

  • Tagesspiegel
  • Alisher Shahir

The Taliban claim that there is freedom of the press in the country. Even Western Youtubers are allowed to come – if they report positively and adhere to strict conditions.

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Can Journalism Survive the Taliban?

  • The Guardian

The Etilaat Roz was once the most widely circulated newspaper in Kabul, but everything changed in August 2021 when the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan. In this unique video diary, journalist Abbas Rezaie follows the tenacious correspondents as they continue to report the news.

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Exiled Media Toolkit

  • International Journalists‘ Network

In partnership with the Network of Exiled Media Outlets (NEMO) the International Journalists‘ Network compiled an Exiled Media Toolkit, that brings resources to journalists and outlets established or preparing to be in exile, as they report on communities and events in their home countries.

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Exiled Journalism As The Only Chance For Criticism

  • Deutschlandfunk
  • Anne Demmer

Guatemala’s new government has made press freedom a priority. But journalists are skeptical. The „pact of the corrupt“ still has too much influence. And those who report critically on it are therefore staying abroad for the time being.

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“I Watch My Back”

  • BBC World Service
  • Stephanie Hegarty

The number of BBC World Service journalists working in exile is estimated to have nearly doubled, to 310, since 2020. The figures, released for the first time ahead of World Press Freedom Day, reflect press crackdowns in Russia, Afghanistan, and Ethiopia.

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Mental Health Support For Exiled Journalists

  • International Journalists‘ Network
  • Sudeshna Chanda

For journalists living in exile, emotional stress and trauma cannot be discounted. Leaving one’s home is never easy, and the mental toll is more excruciating when forced to flee. Here are three levels of support to consider when looking after your mental health as a journalist in exile.

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Authoritarians Threaten Journalists Around the Globe

  • The Wallstreet Journal
  • Matthew Dalton, Jack Gillum

From Vladimir Putin in Russia to the theocrats in Iran, authoritarian leaders are increasingly shutting down independent media and locking up reporters, with hundreds of journalists now in jail around the globe.

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2023: A Very Bad Year for Press Freedom

  • vox.com
  • Caroline Houck

Journalism has never been a safe profession, but the last couple of years have felt particularly grim. For vox.com Caroline Houck took a closer look on the dangers faced by journalists globally and reveals a disturbing trend of attacks on journalism worldwide.

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The Plight of Guatemalas Exiled Journalists

  • The Latin American Post

The precarious situation of journalists forced to flee Guatemala, despite recent political changes, exposes the broader struggle for press freedom in Latin America, revealing systemic issues that continue to undermine democratic principles and silence critical voices.

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The Main Problems Exiled Journalists are Facing

  • Reuters Institute
  • Laura Dulce Romero

At least 460 journalists left their home countries in 2023. Exiled reporters from Afghanistan, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Ukraine share their challenges in this longread on exiled journalism, Laura Dulce Romero wrote for Reuters Institute. Solutions included!

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Poland Cuts Financing for Exiled Belarusian Media

  • The Kyiv Independen
  • Maria Yeryoma

The International Press Institute has urged Poland’s Foreign Ministry to reconsider its decision to cut the financing of Belsat, a flagship Belarusian-language broadcaster operating within Poland’s public television service (TVP), amid growing concern about the survival of exiled Belarusian media. With the budget slashed, Belsat is not alone in being in a precarious state.

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