Media Freedom

3rd May 2021 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Matt Field

by Matt Field

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

A price for freedom

Of the many freedoms that make up a democratic and fair society, the importance of freedom of media is one of the most often overlooked. World Press Freedom Day is a chance to remind ourselves of the crucial work being done by independent journalists, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and all over the world, and to […]

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9th December 2020

Kanbar Hossein Bor

by Kanbar Hossein Bor

Coordinator, Global Campaign for Media Freedom

The frontline of defending media freedom

Around the world, media freedom is under attack. In the last decade, over 1000 journalists and media workers have been killed. They face a multitude of challenges, from violence to repressive laws. Yet, their role in our societies could never be more vital. In the battle between facts and falsehoods, journalists play a key role […]

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30th July 2019

Priscila Bellini

Brazilian journalist and a Chevening Scholar

A newsroom of one’s own: why the talk about media freedom should be attentive to gender

Priscila Bellini

Priscila Bellini is a Brazilian journalist and a Chevening Scholar studying Gender, Media and Culture at the London School of Economics and Political Science. What does it mean to report freely on issues of public interest, if we are to be attentive to gender? After all, the stories we cover are, oftentimes, marked by gender. […]

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22nd July 2019

Susi Bascon and Dina Meza

Freedom of Expression as a Fundamental Pillar of Democratic Societies

Left – Susi Bascon, middle – Dina Meza

Dina Meza is an award winning Honduran journalist and defender of freedom of expression. She is the director of human rights organisation ASOPODEHU. Susi Bascon has been the director of the UK section of Peace Brigades International since 1998 an organisation that currently provides live saving support and protection to over 800 Human Rights Defenders […]

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15th July 2019 Dublin, Ireland

Robin Barnett

by Robin Barnett

Former Ambassador to Ireland, Dublin

Media freedom and the protection of female journalists online

Welcome to the first edition of my blog. I intend to use it to share both reflections on important policy issues and some more personal impressions from my experiences here in Dublin and right across the beautiful country of Ireland. Today, however, I would like to focus on the incredibly important topic of media freedom. […]

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5th July 2019

Ijeoma Onyeator

News anchor, Channels Media Group, Nigeria

Improving visibility of female journalists

Ijeoma Onyeator has been a journalist for 17 years. She’s currently a senior anchor for the Channels Media Group in Nigeria, presenting live news and current affairs programmes. In this guest blog for the Foreign Office, she talks about female leadership in newsrooms and how she broke the glass ceiling. Doors of opportunity Being a […]

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25th June 2019

Sheila Nduhukire

Former news anchor & reporter for NTV Uganda

Female reporters must prove themselves twice

Sheila Nduhukire has been a journalist for more than eight years, most recently working as a senior news anchor and reporter for NTV Uganda. She’s currently on a Chevening scholarship at Cardiff University in the UK. In this guest blog for the Foreign Office, she talks about being forced to prove herself as a female […]

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14th June 2019

Mwape Kumwenda

Deputy Managing Editor-Prime Television, Zambia

Journalists now keen on nutrition reporting

In this guest blog for the Foreign Office, journalist Mwape Kumwenda from Zambia talks about nudging farmers towards more diverse crops and turning viewers off junk food. My work centres on community news reporting. I work on diverse issues to do with poverty, agriculture, health, corruption, human rights, press freedom, gender and education with healthy […]

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7th June 2019

Susan Njanji

Southern African regional correspondent, Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Reporting from the frontline

Long-time Southern African regional correspondent Susan Njanji from Zimbabwe was one of very few black African female journalists to cover the genocide in Rwanda. Here she reflects on the challenges that she’s faced when reporting from the frontline as a woman – and why gender should never be a factor in deciding who gets the […]

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28th May 2019

Nathalie Sala

Radio journalist, Fondation Hirondelle

Women are fighting to change perceptions

A church hall full of women farmers eager to debate elections in central Africa. Unlikely? Not if you listen to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Nathalie Sala who works with the Fondation Hirondelle to create the kind of radio programmes that urge women to vote and get more involved in politics in the second largest […]

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