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Nidhima Chadha


November 14, 2007

Lydia Cacho: A profile of courage

She is a fearless journalist, she has endured numerous death threats because of her uncompromising professionalism, and her journey to bring out the truth has been the full of roadblocks. Yet, the passion doesn’t seem to die in the courageous Lydia Cacho Ribeiro, a 44-year-old Mexican journalist. Cacho received Courage Award by International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) recently for her heroic spirits and work on domestic violence, organised crime and paedophilia. A correspondent for CIMAC... MORE
October 31, 2007

Argentine president used official advertising for own propaganda

Newly elected Argentine President Cristina Fernández is already a star in Santa Cruz, the southern provincial capital and hometown of her husband and former President Néstor Kirchner. Getting constant media attention, only the death of Pope John Paul II in April 2005 pushed her and Kirchner off the front page of daily El Periódico . All thanks to the huge official advertising revenue the paper has been bestowed upon ever since it was launched in March 2003. El Periódico , the free, 8,000-... MORE
October 31, 2007

Four years later: Egyptian editor's dissapearence ignored by govt and press alike

On a sweltering summer day of August 11, 2003, Reda Helal left his office like any other day, but this time never to reach home. No one knows where he disappeared, nor is anyone bothered to know. Today, Reda Helal, a senior editor at Egypt’s daily Al-Ahram , has been long forgotten. Four years after Helal disappeared in central Cairo, in a special report 'The Forgotten Man', the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has traced the last known movements of Helal. Some Egyptian journalists... MORE
October 31, 2007

Six years down, Swedish journalist still awaits his fate in Eritrean prison

He was an uncompromising journalist, he demanded press freedom in an east African country, and he was imprisoned for six years without any trial. Till today, Dawit Isaak awaits his fate in one of the 314 prison centres scattered throughout Eritrea. An Eritrean with Swedish citizenship, Isaak was arrested in September 2001 in Asmara along with 10 other journalists, including newspaper owners and editors, and 11 political dissidents accused of being Ethiopian traitors and spies. The arrests were... MORE
October 28, 2007

Israeli Arabs have no presence in country's media, new study reveals

A look at Israeli television channels and one can have a fair idea how far Israel lags behind in representing minorities. A regular TV viewer in Israel may never come across an Arab doctor advising on a flu virus, or an Arab lawyer giving tips on labour laws. Thanks to the almost no Arab presence on TV and radio. A recent study by the Israeli Centre for Strategic Communication has revealed some remarkable facts about the presence of Israeli Arabs in the Hebrew-speaking media in Israel between... MORE
October 28, 2007

Niger goverment targets media for covering Tuareg rebellion

The Niger government is taking major repressive steps to stifle news and commentary on the rebellion of nomadic Tuaregs in northern Niger. Live debates and discussions on the issue have been banned along with Radio France Internationale (RFI) and Aïr Info slapped with suspension. Warnings to Liberation , L’Opinion , and L’Evenement have been issued on the same grounds. The bimonthly Aïr Info , the sole newspaper in the central town of Agadez, was suspended on June 29 for three months by Niger's... MORE
October 28, 2007

New legislations would bring more freedom to US media

Two new pieces of legislation in the United States will help protect reporters' sources and promote Internet freedom. The US House of Representatives approved a legislation on October 16 that would bolster reporters' ability to keep their sources confidential in federal court cases. PEN American Centre said it was elated by the overwhelming (398-21) House vote, calling the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 (FFIA) "an essential clarification" of journalists' right to protect sources. A week... MORE
October 28, 2007

Philippines: Most journalists killed were exposing corruption, finds new report

Nearly 90 per cent of the journalists killed in the line of duty during President Gloria Arroyo's rule since 2001 were exposing corruption. The rest were killed for reporting on and criticising illegal gambling and the drug trade in their localities. These are among the findings of the annual report on the state of press freedom released by the Centre for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) on October 11. The CMFR study —“Press Freedom Report 2007” — is the second it has issued since the... MORE
October 28, 2007

Nokia and Reuters join hands for mobile journalism

Reuters and Nokia have joined hands for a project that, they claim, will change the face of journalism worldwide. The two organisations have showcased their first project, a new mobile application, which gives journalists everything they need to file and publish news from the most remote regions of the world. Through an ongoing trial that started this summer, selected Reuters journalists around the world made use of the mobile journalism application in their everyday work to edit, combine and... MORE
October 28, 2007

Somalian media under threat, arrests and killings continue

The Somalian government’s systematic harassment of journalists, its closures of media outlets, and its failure to investigate the killing of eight journalists have deeply damaged independent reporting in Somalia. On October 19, two unknown gunmen shot at close range Bashir Nur Gedi, the acting manager of Shabelle Media radio, outside a cafe in Mogadishu. He was returning home in the Hamar Jadid neighborhood after a week. He and other Radio Shabelle employees were staying in the premises of the... MORE


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