Anoo Bhuyan from The Wire speaks to the CEO of BBC Global News Jim Egan on why fake news is on the rise and how to counter it.
In Venezuela, the media has been under immense pressure for years, first under Hugo Chávez and now from the President Maduro administration.
While female newsreaders appear regularly on many Afghan channels, an entire station for women, with mainly young women, is a novelty.
Media critic Jeff Cohen and Paul Jay discuss the critical role Roger Ailes played in creating Fox News, who died yesterday at age 77.
The fundamental threat to communication arises from treating it as a tactical tool for achieving pre-specified ends for those who pay for it – and that’s what needs to be fought.
Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s Nebula Award-winning novel of the same name, the new series, now available for streaming in India, is in equal parts intriguing and overcooked.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
UK newspapers have been fighting between economics and editorial for 70 years.
Illegal mining syndicates and the Naxals share a symbiotic relationship – they both want the isolated, backward districts of Chhattisgarh to stay that way.
A recent UNESCO report reveals that laws protecting journalists and sources globally are not keeping up with the challenges posed by indiscriminate data collection.
Unlike the media in the US, Indian TV channels and newspapers have stopped taking risks, preferring instead to toe the establishment’s line.
Refugee journalists need support, but they bring to the newsrooms the invaluable knowledge of the countries they come from.
Under Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule, Turkey has jailed more than a hundred journalists since the failed coup last year.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Mexico has the sixth worst record in the world for resolving the murders of journalists.
Sonali Samarasinghe, a former journalist and widow of a Sri Lankan journalist killed in 2009, talks about what the UN can do amid the increasing attacks on journalists worldwide.
Female journalists, bloggers and other media actors disproportionally experience gender-related threats on the internet, which impacts their safety and future online activities.
In its report, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented a range of censorship cases and revealed a new complex world of media repression.
The highly publicised treatment in a Mumbai hospital of an Egyptian woman with a rare disorder that caused her to gain weight raises ethical issues for the medical profession, and the media.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
The Sangh’s concerted campaign of anti-Muslim prejudice aims to completely marginalise the community in the public sphere.
Many people in Kashmir see the government ban on social media sites as a sign of the state’s weakness in the face of continuing protests.
Despite the threats they face, journalists in the Global South receive little attention from their fellow colleagues around the world when targeted.
The western media’s focus on momentous events at home has come at the expense of reporting on events unfolding in the global South, which has led to the eclipsing of the famine that’s unfolding in Africa.
A rape survivor deserves justice no matter who the accused is – something the media and the ruling party seem to conveniently ignore.
The Kenya Communication Authority’s new media regulations have raised worries about the government trying to control coverage of the polls.
With fake news proliferating on social media, journalists and news organisations in the US and Europe are collaborating to come up with a counter-strategy.
The aim was to instigate hatred and violence against Muslims in India.
“In such a short span of time,” gushed India Today, “several initiatives have been taken by UP CM Yogi Adityanath for the betterment of state and to end corruption.”
In the world’s most overserved news market, Republic TV has many hurdles to cross once it goes live.
Saffiya Khan’s improbably calm stance – smiling, hands in pockets – in the face of a right extremist’s violent anger prompted Twitter users to dig up pictures of other women and girls rendering male anger impotent with their unfazed attitudes.
The Storm Lake Times won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for its coverage taking on Iowa’s powerful agricultural interests, including the Koch Brothers.
Demonetisation wreaked havoc upon the best quarter for advertisers but ad firms and media houses insist that the blip was a temporary one.
Pepsi was heavily criticised for coopting resistance movements for profit and using Kendall Jenner to evoke Black Lives Matter in its new ad.
Mangalam TV’s controversial story has invited sharp criticism from all quarters, with the state government initiating a judicial probe into the matter.
Journalists’ body alleges that the government and army are focusing on Poonam Agarwal to derail the debate on the controversial ‘sahayak system’.
Anasuya’s article looked at the impact of making educational qualification a requirement for panchayat elections on rural women.
With the Delhi police rubbishing the claims about Najeeb Ahmed made by a national daily, the practice of using anonymous sources to make accusations has come under fire.
Sandhya Ravishankar has been receiving threats and abusive messages ever since she published a four-part exposé on the sand mafia in The Wire.
Before checking the facts, TV channels jumped all over the alleged ‘fatwa’ against the 16-year-old singer.
Ever since the series came out, Sandhya Ravishankar says she has been harassed by online trolls and on the phone, receiving multiple threats of violence.