Tag Archives: Journalism

04May/21

Statement by Hon Dora Siliya MP Minister of Information and Broadcasting services and chief government spokesperson to launch the World Press Freedom Day

Lusaka, Zambia. 04 may 2021 /Press release/ —

STATEMENT BY HON. DORA SILIYA, MP, MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON TO LAUNCH THE 2021 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY ON ZNBC TELEVISION TO BE BROADCAST ON SUNDAY, 2ND MAY, 2021, AFTER THE 19:00HRS MAIN NEWS
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03May/21

Speech by the media liaison committee chairperson Mr Enock Ngoma on the 2021 World Press Freedom Day Commemoration

Lusaka, Zambia 3 May 2021 — SPEECH BY THE MEDIA LIAISON COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON, MR ENOCK NGOMA ON THE 2021 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY COMMEMORATION; READ FOR HIM BY TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP ON MEDIA REGULATION CHAIRPERSON, MR ERNEST CHANDA Continue reading

03May/21

Zambia – 2021 World Press Freedom Day #PostForThePress

THE 2021 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY COMMEMORATION

Lusaka, Zambia. May 3, 2021 — The Media Liaison Committee, through its World Press Freedom Day local organising committee, is pleased to announce to all journalists, media institutions and other stakeholders that we shall physically commemorate this year’s event on May 3. In Lusaka, the commemoration will also involve a marchpast from the High Court grounds to the Freedom Statue.
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03May/21

The Chilling: Global trends in online violence against women journalists

UNESCO.ORG, 3 April, 2021 — There is nothing virtual about online violence. It has become the new frontline in journalism safety – and women journalists sit at the epicentre of risk. Networked misogyny and gaslighting intersect with racism, religious bigotry, homophobia and other forms of discrimination to threaten women journalists – severely and disproportionately. Continue reading

08May/17

Facebook warns of fake news danger ahead of British election

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election. Continue reading

30Apr/17

Comedian rips Trump at White House Correspondents’ dinner

Comedian Hasan Minhaj digs into U.S. President Donald Trump during the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, which takes place without Trump himself. WHCA President Jeff Mason tells journalists “we are not fake news.”
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10Apr/17

Daily News, ProPublica win Pulitzer Prize for public service

Pulitzer Prizes announced for excellence in journalism and the arts.

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25Feb/17

White House bars some news organizations from briefing

The White House excluded several major U.S. news organizations, including some it has openly criticized, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary on Friday (February 24), representatives of the organizations said.

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16Feb/17

Newspapers ride ‘Trump Bump’

The Trump administration’s combative view of traditional news media as the “opposition party” and “fake news” is turning out to be the best hope in 2017 for newspapers struggling to attract more digital readers and advertisers. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

04Apr/16
RAMON FONSECA

Reuters Interview Director Mossack Fonseca Law Firm Ramon Fonseca

PANAMA CITY, PANANA (APRIL 3, 2016) (REUTERS) – AUDIO FROM REUTERS TELEPHONE INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR OF MOSSACK FONSECA LAW FIRM, RAMON FONSECA, SAYING:

“We are a company who almost after 40 years has never been formally accused of anything. We are dedicated to doing legal structures which we then sell to intermediaries like banks or lawyers or accountants and they manage it from there and we do not have any control over that. We are not responsible for how they manage those structures however they may want to do them. We have formed more than 240,000 companies throughout our history and the vast majority of these for legitimate purposes. Of course, there are some that end up being used for illegitmate activities but that is not our responsiblity becasue we are not the ones who are managing them, we are not acting on them.”

REPORTER ASKS: “Mr. Fonseca, in various news reports that we have seen, it is being said that your information systems were hacked?”

AUDIO OF FONSECA RESPONDING TO THE QUESTION, SAYING: “(We were hacked in a) Limitedly, yes, our systems were hacked but it was only limited.”

REPORTERS ASKS: “And when did that happen?

AUDIO OF FONSECA RESPONDING TO THE QUESTION SAYING: “We have no idea, we are investigating. We have completely shutdown the system and we are now completely protected.”

REPORTERS ASKS: “Have you reached out to your clients?”

AUDIO OF FONSECA RESPONDING TO THE QUESTION SAYING: “Yes, we have reached out to all of our clients and we have advised them of this problem.”

REPORTERS ASKS: “And how have they reacted? I imagine that for you, it must be very difficult to have to confront something so delicate.”

AUDIO OF FONSECA RESPONDING TO THE QUESTION SAYING: “The reaction of the clients has been one of comprehension and understanding but, well, there has been a bit of everything.”

REPORTERS ASKS “And what’s next Mr. Fonseca?”

AUDIO OF FONSECA RESPONDING TO QUESTION SAYING: “We believe that there is an international campaign against privacy. Privacy is a sacred human right. There are people in the world who do not understand that. We definitely believe in privacy and we will continue working so that legal privacy works. If a company that we have formed finds itself in trouble and they approach us to solicit information via the appropriate channels, we immediately give out that information. And I would like to repeat, we have never been implicated in anything except by the media.”

REPORTERS ASKS: “And do you have any idea as to who could have hacked your database or what was their purpose?”

AUDIO OF FONSECA RESPONDING TO QUESTION SAYING: “We have our suspicions but we cannot comment because we do not have the evidence.”

REPORTER ASKS: “And if you are able to confirm that would you be willing to file a suit against them?”

AUDIO OF FONSECA RESPONDING TO QUESTION SAYING: “Of course yes. We are investigating.”

REPORTER ASKS: “One last question Mr. Fonseca, and it is a question that I must ask, considering the position you once held as an advisor for President (Juan Carlos ) Varela, could this have some kind of political reasoning or some form of revenge?”

AUDIO OF FONSECA RESPONDING TO QUESTION SAYING: “I cannot answer that. I resigned from that position so I could defend my firm without involving the government