Everyone agrees on the importance of critically consuming media. On World Press Freedom Day 2017, a DW Akademie panel looked at ways of teaching people to do this amid rampant fake news, hate speech and filter bubbles.
Intense discussions on fundamental questions regarding power structures and Internet policies were at the core of this year's Stockholm Internet Forum. Take a look at some of the key takeaways.
Journalists depend on contacts for conducting research, but these sources can be vulnerable to state reprisals. The Ugandan Hub for Investigative Media offers five tips for protecting contacts in the digital age.
In the run-up to World Press Freedom Day, the latest media freedom reports paint a bleak picture. Here are the critical points from a media development perspective.
As fighting fake news becomes a global priority, questions remain about what exactly fake news is, what can be done to stop it and how to do so without curbing free speech.
A DW Akademie publication presents the organization's suggestion for new indicators to measure media viability around the world. The criteria were developed as an amendment to UNESCO's Media Development Indicators.
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DW Akademie’s long-term projects financed by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) are subject to independent evaluation. Here you can find the executive summaries of the evaluation reports.
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Journalists working in Eastern Europe and Russia face the double digital security threats of targeted surveillance and hacking attacks by cybercriminals.
You want to know how to verify user generated content or need help handling hate speech? These guidelines set out policies to ensure radio stations use social media productively and avoid pitfalls.
Advancing freedom of expression: Projects from the Global South
Meet a lawyer who grew up in a refugee camp after escaping the massacre of Mayan communities by the Guatemalan state. Today he trusts only independent media for information.
Ugandan university student, Fortunate Nagawa, is a consummate media consumer who loves celebrity gossip, music and hard news.
The Internet and the media in Myanmar were once among the most restricted in the world. A young Myanmar gives his opinion of how the now flourishing media landscape could be better.
Find out how a woman who suffered domestic violence in Guatemala uses media to inform herself about her rights and share this information with others, as part of #mediadev's international series on people using media.
Read about the daily routine of a Palestinian widow who spends much of her time listening to radio and watching TV. It's part of our #mediadev series on people consuming media around the world.
Find out how radio helped a blinded stonemason become a farmer and why he loves radio so much, as part of a #mediadev series on how people around the world view and use media.
While TV is the most popular media in Cambodia, Facebook is rapidly catching up. Read about why one Cambodian gets most of her news from Facebook in our latest #mediadev portrait of people around the world using media.
A street newspaper seller in Myanmar gives his personal view of this country's flourishing newspaper scene, as part of a #mediadev series on what people around the world think of media.
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