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July 24, 2014

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CPJ condemns harsh prison sentences for journalists in Egypt

On June 23, 2014, three journalists from Al-Jazeera were sentenced to long term prison sentences on charges pertaining to terrorism. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the Egyptian government for these charges, and a spokesperson called these sentences “a disturbing sign for the future of the Egyptian press.” The CPJ also reveal that they have repeatedly insisted on the freedom of 14 currently imprisoned journalists in Egypt. CPJ research reports that at least 65 journalists have been detained since former President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown in a military coup.



5 Burmese Journalists Sentenced to 10 Years Hard Labour

On July 10th, 2014, The Burmese government sentenced Unity Journal’s CEO, Tin Hsan, 52, and journalists Lu Maw Naing, 28; Sithu Soe, 22; The Yazar Oo, 28, and Aung Thura, 25, to 10 years hard labour for reporting that a military facility in the country was manufacturing chemical weapons.

The move was condemned by a variety of groups including The Southeast Asian Press Alliance and The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines. It was hoped that the Journalists would be protected under Burma’s Press Law that had been passed three months before and guaranteed a measure of protection for media workers.

However, that particular law was ignored in favour of a 90 year old States Secret Law that allows the government to sentence anyone for up to 14 years for disclosing was is deemed state secrets. The international community is alarmed by Burma's return to draconian restrictions after it claimed to have lifted press censorship only two year prior.



Some deaths really matter – The disproportionate coverage of Israeli and Palestinian killings

Media Lens has published an alert expressing concern over the disproportionate coverage over Israeli versus Palestinian deaths, claiming that “Israeli deaths matter much more than Palestinian deaths” in western media. They highlight several examples where Israeli victims received extended coverage that was not observed with Palestinian victims, such as a nine hour live funeral segment. Media Lens emphasizes that this coverage is rightly expressed, but raises concerns that this biased coverage may be “humanizing Israelis for the public and dehumanizing Palestinians,” the consequences of which affect human suffering. Media Lens summarizes by stating that “every violent death is a tragedy,” but that Israel-favoring US and UK interests is resulting in a pro-Israel bias, and creating disproportionate coverage on Israeli and Palestinian deaths.



Press freedom takes a hit in the Land of Football

Reporters without borders used the World Cup to bring awareness to the violence and threats aimed at Journalists in Brazil. The campaign features the Brazilian flag with Christ the redeemer grasping his face, at the centre with the words “In Brazil, football has taken a hit, but not as much as press freedom,”

Since 2004, a total of 21 journalists have been murdered in Brazil – twelve in the last three years. The reasons for their deaths are often tied to their investigations into corruption, drug trafficking and conflicts of in interest. In addition, there have been 54 physical attacks against journalist since the beginning of 2014. In February alone, three journalist were killed. Two of the victims – Pedro Palma and José Lacerda da Silva – were gunned down and one – Santiago Ilídio Andrade – sustained fatal injuries covering the Rio Riots.

Brazil is currently ranked 111 out of 180 countries in the Reporters without boarders press freedom index.



Are we journalists first?

Alexa Fitts and Nicola Pring of the Columbia Journalism Review released and article entitled “Are we journalists first?” illustrating the ethics behind whether and when journalists can draw the ethical line and intervene in a story they are covering ... 


Major Canadian Cities Lose Daily Source of News

Star Media Group, publisher of many news publications including the Toronto Star, has recently announced that it will be shutting down commuter newspaper, Metro, in three major Canadian cities ...

Millennials and Smartphones: Match Made in Digital Media Heaven

Monetizing digital media can prove to be difficult but one market that has been hugely successful is the realm of digital magazines ...


Which is more important – what to sell or where to sell it?

Jim Fleigner, a managing partner at Impact Consultancy (Santa Monica, CA) has recently conducted research on variables affecting newspaper revenues for the Satisfying Audiences blog on ...

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Recent Media Releases


Six Nations and allies Interrupt work on Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline

Individuals from Six Nations and their allies have interrupted work on a section of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. The work stoppage began around 10 am July 17th. Individuals involved asked workers to leave, asserting that the land is Haudenosaunee territory guaranteed under the Haldimand deed, and that Enbridge’s workers were present without consent or consultation.


canfitpro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show

Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the 21st annual canfitpro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show taking place from Friday, August 8 to Saturday, August 9, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If #YouareFitness, you need to be at the largest fitness event of the year!


Sri Lanka muzzles NGOs and bans media-related activities

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) and Free Media Movement (FMM) in condemning the decision of the Sri Lankan government to ban civil society non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from having any dealings with the media, including organizing and conducting legitimate and necessary media-training activities.


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