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The Power of Peer Support

  • PEN America
  • Susan E. McGregor, Viktorya Vilk, Jeje Mohamed

Online abuse stifles freedom of expression, undermines equity and inclusion, and threatens livelihoods. In the United States and around the world, it has become a major occupational hazard, affecting everyone from scientists and academics to election officials and journalists.

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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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Addressing the Collateral Damage of News Avoidance

  • Digital Content Next
  • Chris M. Sutcliffe

The proportion of people avoiding news content is alarmingly high. That has implications for news organizations seeking to grow, engage, and inform audiences. That, in turn, limits the ability of those titles to hold power to account.

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Insights from the Council of Europe’s Safety Platform

  • International Press Institute

The newly published “Press Freedom in Europe: Time to turn the Tide” report highlights the persistent use of spyware technology to surveil media actors, jeopardising both media freedom and the digital security of journalists.

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Governments Engage in Transnational Repression

  • Freedom House

More than 20 percent of the world’s national governments have reached beyond their borders since 2014 to forcibly silence exiled political activists, journalists, former regime insiders, and members of ethnic or religious minorities.

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Belarusian Journalists Coping with Trauma

  • International Journalists’ Network
  • Adaria Sugonyako

Belarusian independent journalists have been through a lot since 2020. Many journalists have been forced into exile. A lot of media workers today are in need of mental health support. Belarusian Journalists share their experiences coping with trauma.

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Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions 2024

  • Reuters Institute
  • Nic Newman

In 2024, AI’s disruption intensifies globally. As content creation and distribution undergo transformation while more than 40 critical elections are due in 2024 and wars continue to rage in Europe and the Middle East, journalists must reassess their role.

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Jailed Journalist Numbers Near Record High

  • Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Arlene Getz

The CPJ’s 2023 prison census highlights China, Myanmar, Belarus, Russia, Vietnam, Iran and Israel as leading jailers, with 320 journalists globally. This report exposes harsh realities, emphasizing the urgent need for global attention to protect press freedom.

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The Russian Media Landscape: Propaganda and Exile

  • Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
  • Tamina Kutscher

A comprehensive overview of the Russian media landscape and how it has changed since the start of the Russian war of aggression on the whole of Ukraine – in ten questions and answers.

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