Repressive measures are being used against Turkish journalists, with the regime going after any editor or journalist for having insulted Erdogan.
Among UNESCO’s objectives is to promote free, independent, and pluralistic media in order to enhance freedom of expression and information around the world.
Trump and his supporters have repeatedly used the term “fake news” to cast doubt on media reports critical of his administration.
Over the past 17 years, 111 journalists have been killed in Mexico.
Scores of journalists gathered to condemn the recent spate of killing, threats and violence directed at the press.
Orouba Barakat, an opponent of the ruling Baath party, and her only child, journalist Halla Barakat, were found dead with stab wounds to their neck.
Prosecutors are seeking up to 43 years in jail for the newspaper staff, who stand accused of targeting Erdogan through “asymmetric war methods.”
If the intensity of state propaganda over the last few years is anything to go by, Erdogan and AKP have moved well beyond considerations of “soft power”.
The Cambodia Daily printed only a few thousand copies a day but had a reputation for breaking news about sensitive topics such as corruption, waste, environmental issues and land rights.
The military decided to “forgive and drop charges” against the media in an effort to “work together for the interest of the citizens and the country,” it said in a statement.
Trump has often criticised the media, which Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said amounts to an attack on the freedom of the press and could provoke violence against reporters.
In the past, English language newspapers have been left alone by the government, but a sudden demand for tax payments directed at the Cambodian Daily indicates that the situation has changed.
In a move widely perceived as an attack on free speech, Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to 43 years in jail for journalists for targeting Erdogan through “asymmetric war methods”.
“We have an alliance between the Mexican government and the Trump administration against the Mexican people… We’re being massacred and spied on systematically in Mexico.”
In the second episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh discusses the need for independent media with Vinod Sharma of the Hindustan Times and Nalini Singh from Nepal 1 TV.
The editor of the banned ‘Kashmir Reader’ says he was not even served advance notice about the closure.