Media in fragile contexts

Articles on media and journalists operating in fragile contexts, crisis and emergencies.


For the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), the first 100 days of the new government saw a continuing decline in free speech, and the group documented 17 cases of press freedom violations. These include two media killings, four cyber libel incidents, two arrests for cyber libel, one libel charge, one case of surveillance and harassment, two cases of “red-tagging,” one denial of coverage, one physical assault, one death threat, and two instances of online harassment.


Right now, there is countrywide, ongoing unrest in Iran, spurred by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while she was in the custody of the “morality police,” a security force in Iran concerned with enforcing hijab use and other strict forms of expression. The regime’s answer to the protests? A violent crackdown, internet censorship, cellular blackouts and deliberate occlusion of information and journalism.

“There are no journalists on the ground. No journalists are allowed to work in these situations. Unless you are working for the regime,” said Farhad Souzanchi, editor-in-chief of FactNameh, an Iranian fact-checking organization."

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