Media Development

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Following the outbreak of widespread fighting in July 2014, the media environment in Libya has fundamentally changed; Libyan journalists are now more likely to correspond with each other from cafes in Amman, Istanbul, Cairo and Tunis, not from Tripoli and Benghazi. The country is embroiled in a...
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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Freedom of the Press 2015, the latest edition of an annual report published by Freedom House since 1980, found that global press freedom declined in 2014 to its lowest point in more than 10 years. The rate of decline also accelerated drastically, with the global average score suffering its largest...
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to the latest edition of Freedom House’s press freedom survey. The decline was driven in part by major regression in several Middle Eastern states, including Egypt, Libya, and Jordan; marked setbacks in Turkey, Ukraine...
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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An exuberant proliferation of media outlets is emerging in areas controlled by Libya’s rebels. The ability to talk openly, publish, and broadcast without fear is an unprecedented freedom for a society repressed and heavily censored for decades, and one that is being seized with energy and...
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Saturday, January 1, 2011
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Every year organizations such as Reporters Without Borders and Freedom House publish their respective press freedom rankings. They usually cause an outcry, especially from countries low on the list. While politicians hotly defend their media policies, opposition parties and NGOs seize the...
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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Political and Media Transitions in Tunisia is a snapshot of the current media policy and regulatory environment in Tunisia. The research for this paper was carried out in May and June of 2011 by Joan Barata Mir. This, and a companion study on the media and transition challenges in Egypt was...
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Saturday, January 1, 2011
The wave of Arab Spring that started in Tunisia and Egypt arrived to Morocco in 2011 paving the way to unprecedented organized mass-protests all over the country. Among the demands raised by the 20 February Movement protesters was the demand for free and independent media outlets, especially the...
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Sunday, November 1, 2015
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In September 2011, Algeria ended its de facto state monopoly over radio and television. Recent legislation has allowed for several TV channels to become privately owned, although the majorityof these broadcast from abroad. The press enjoys more freedom than radio and TV but is also subject to...
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
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Egypt’s New Constitution of 2014 is central to the process of democratisation and the enhancement of freedom of expression and freedom of the media. However, most of Egypt’s old and restrictive legislation is still in place, which creates an uncertain legal landscape and slows progress. Recent...
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
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The report examines the legal framework within which the media functions in Jordan and its conformity with international and regional norms and principles. It recommends changes to the law to enhance the role of the media in a broader process of social advancement and democratisation. The need for...
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

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