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Digital Connections: 2024 Digital News Report reveals rising challenges and shifting trends in global mediaOpportunities: 2024 Climate Journalism Award: Honoring excellence in environmental reportingWorld: Russian court sets trial date for U.S. journalist Evan GershkovichJSchool: How AI is shaping the future of journalismDigital Connections: TikTok enhances revenue options for content creatorsOpportunities: LNJAR offers legal assistance to journalists worldwideFeatured: Unveiling the truth: Why Pakistani TV channels are losing credibilityFeatured: Shouting matches and disrespect: The new face of press conferencesWomen in Media: Indian author Arundhati Roy faces prosecution over 2010 Kashmir remarksOpportunities: IWMF offers funding opportunities for female journalists worldwideNewsroom Pakistan: PTV Sports terminates Rashid Latif's contract amidst controversyDigital Connections: YouTube unveils new features to boost creator engagement and monetization

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2024 Climate Journalism Award: Honoring excellence in environmental reporting

2024 Climate Journalism Award: Honoring excellence in environmental reporting

 June 18, 2024:  The 2024 Climate Journalism Award celebrates innovative climate reporting with approximately $2600 prizes in five categories. Apply now to honor excellence in environmental storytelling.

Russian court sets trial date for U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich

Russian court sets trial date for U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich

 June 18, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urges Russian authorities to release U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich and drop all charges against him as his trial begins on June 26. Gershkovich has been detained for over 14 months on unfounded espionage charges.

LNJAR offers legal assistance to journalists worldwide

LNJAR offers legal assistance to journalists worldwide

 June 17, 2024:  Discover how the Legal Network for Journalists at Risk (LNJAR) defends press freedom worldwide. LNJAR provides crucial legal support to journalists and media outlets facing threats and legal challenges, ensuring they can work without fear.

Unveiling the truth: Why Pakistani TV channels are losing credibility

Unveiling the truth: Why Pakistani TV channels are losing credibility

 June 17, 2024:  Discover the key factors behind the declining credibility of Pakistani TV channels, from sensationalism and political bias to the influence of advertisers and ethical lapses. Learn what can be done to restore public trust and uphold journalistic integrity.

Indian author Arundhati Roy faces prosecution over 2010 Kashmir remarks

Indian author Arundhati Roy faces prosecution over 2010 Kashmir remarks

 June 16, 2024:  Indian author Arundhati Roy is facing prosecution over her controversial remarks on Kashmir made in 2010. The legal action highlights ongoing tensions and freedom of speech issues in India.

Shouting matches and disrespect: The new face of press conferences

Shouting matches and disrespect: The new face of press conferences

 June 16, 2024:  Discover the reasons behind the chaos and lack of decorum in today's press conferences. Explore how aggressive journalists and the erosion of professional ethics are turning these events into shouting matches.

IWMF offers funding opportunities for female journalists worldwide

IWMF offers funding opportunities for female journalists worldwide

 June 15, 2024:  Female and nonbinary journalists can apply for the Howard G. Buffett Fund through the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) to support their reporting projects and professional development. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

PTV Sports terminates Rashid Latif's contract amidst controversy

PTV Sports terminates Rashid Latif's contract amidst controversy

 June 15, 2024:  PTV Sports has terminated Rashid Latif's contract, sparking controversy and speculation. Despite a recent extension, Latif's departure raises questions about internal dynamics and financial challenges at PTV.

Journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin sentenced to five years in China for subversion

Journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin sentenced to five years in China for subversion

 June 15, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the five-year prison sentence given to journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin by a Chinese court for "inciting subversion of state power." CPJ urges the Chinese government to release her immediately.

Farewell to Harpal Singh Bedi, a giant in Indian sports journalism

Farewell to Harpal Singh Bedi, a giant in Indian sports journalism

 June 15, 2024:  Renowned Indian sports journalist Harpal Singh Bedi has passed away, leaving a legacy of razor-sharp reporting and heartfelt stories. Colleagues and friends pay tribute to his indomitable spirit and immense contribution to sports journalism in India.

Pakistan Task Force on Journalist Murders formed to ensure justice

Pakistan Task Force on Journalist Murders formed to ensure justice

 June 14, 2024:  Freedom Press Unlimited, in collaboration with the government and civil society activists, has launched the Pakistan Task Force on Journalist Murders to monitor investigations and prosecutions, ensuring justice and keeping the issue in public focus.

Imran Riaz released after court discharges fraud case

Imran Riaz released after court discharges fraud case

 June 14, 2024:  Journalist Imran Riaz Khan was released by Lahore police after a court discharged him from a fraud case. The court found insufficient evidence against him.

Ameen Rajput's tragic end highlights struggles of jobless journalists

Ameen Rajput's tragic end highlights struggles of jobless journalists

 June 14, 2024:  Journalist Ameen Rajput's tragic death underscores the severe economic hardships faced by unemployed journalists. His story highlights the struggles within the media industry in Pakistan.

Funding available for innovative data-driven journalism projects

Funding available for innovative data-driven journalism projects

 June 14, 2024:  Apply for grants from the Pulitzer Center on crisis reporting for innovative data-driven journalism projects that highlight underreported issues. Open to newsrooms and independent journalists worldwide. Rolling deadline for applications.

Journalist Hiba Abu Taha sentenced to one year in prison in Jordan

Journalist Hiba Abu Taha sentenced to one year in prison in Jordan

 June 14, 2024:  The Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) condemns the sentencing of Jordanian journalist Hiba Abu Taha to one year in prison under Jordan's cybercrime law for her investigative report on the land corridor between Jordan and Israel. Calls for her immediate release highlight concerns over press freedom and free speech in Jordan.

Cable operators block four news channels in India's Andhra Pradesh state post-election

Cable operators block four news channels in India's Andhra Pradesh state post-election

 June 14, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls for the immediate restoration of news channels Sakshi TV, TV9, NTV, and 10TV in Andhra Pradesh. CPJ urges state leaders to uphold press freedom and ensure broadcasters operate without censorship.

Journalists protest controversial defamation law in Punjab Assembly

Journalists protest controversial defamation law in Punjab Assembly

 June 13, 2024:  Journalists stage a walkout during the Punjab Assembly's budget session in protest against a new defamation law, highlighting concerns over press freedom and media rights in Pakistan.

Women journalists breaking barriers in media industry

Women journalists breaking barriers in media industry

 June 13, 2024:  Explore the significant contributions and challenges of women in journalism, highlighting their rising influence and the ongoing quest for gender equality in the media industry.

Journalist Sanaullah Khan's bold question stuns post-budget press conference

Journalist Sanaullah Khan's bold question stuns post-budget press conference

 June 13, 2024:  At a post-budget press conference in Islamabad, journalist Sanaullah Khan's pointed question about budget allocation and accountability sparked applause and left Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb impressed. Khan challenged the lack of inquiry into wealth sources and criticized government spending priorities.

Call for investigation after brutal assault on DRC journalist

Call for investigation after brutal assault on DRC journalist

 June 13, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists urges an impartial investigation into the June 5 assault on journalist Tatiana Osango in Kinshasa, DRC. Osango was attacked for her critical reporting on President Felix Tshisekedi. CPJ calls for accountability to end violence against journalists.

Transform your career with the Stigler Center's Journalists in Residence Program in the U.S.

Transform your career with the Stigler Center's Journalists in Residence Program in the U.S.

 June 13, 2024:  Apply for the Stigler Center's Journalists in Residence Program in the U.S. and gain unparalleled experience in business reporting. This 12-week program offers seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities at the prestigious Chicago Booth School of Business. Open to journalists worldwide.

Finance minister announces restoration of health insurance scheme for journalists and media workers

Finance minister announces restoration of health insurance scheme for journalists and media workers

 June 12, 2024:  Federal Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb announces the restoration of a health insurance scheme for journalists and media workers in Pakistan, providing coverage for 5,000 individuals in the first phase and expanding to 10,000 in the second phase. This initiative underscores the government's commitment to supporting the media community.

Imran Riaz's arrest sparks legal battle

Imran Riaz's arrest sparks legal battle

 June 12, 2024:  Journalist Imran Riaz Khan was arrested at Lahore Airport while leaving for Hajj and remanded in police custody for one day on fraud charges. The Lahore High Court is reviewing petitions regarding the case.

Data privacy in the U.S. media industry: New legal challenges ahead

Data privacy in the U.S. media industry: New legal challenges ahead

 June 12, 2024:  The U.S. media industry is confronting a wave of VPPA class-action lawsuits alleging illegal data sharing with third parties. These lawsuits could lead to significant changes in how media companies handle consumer data privacy.

CPJ urges Delhi Police to drop probe against The Caravan journalists

CPJ urges Delhi Police to drop probe against The Caravan journalists

 June 12, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) demands that Delhi Police cease its retaliatory investigation into The Caravan journalists, who were assaulted during the 2020 Delhi riots. CPJ calls for the prosecution of the attackers and emphasizes the need for transparency and justice to uphold press freedom in India.

Imran Riaz Khan arrested at Lahore Airport en route to Hajj

Imran Riaz Khan arrested at Lahore Airport en route to Hajj

 June 12, 2024:  Pakistani journalist Imran Riaz Khan was arrested again at Lahore Airport despite court orders allowing his travel for Hajj. This incident underscores ongoing challenges to press freedom in Pakistan and highlights the disregard for judicial rulings.

Journalist arrested during protests in Georgia

Journalist arrested during protests in Georgia

 June 11, 2024:  The Coalition for Women in Journalism condemns the arrest of Georgian journalist Maka Tsitsikashvili for petty hooliganism. This incident underscores the growing threats to press freedom in Georgia. Learn more about the case and its implications for media freedom.

IPI training program for local media sustainability

IPI training program for local media sustainability

 June 11, 2024:  Join the International Press Institute's Local News Accelerator program and enhance your media organization's financial and editorial sustainability. Apply by July 7 to participate in intensive training, coaching, networking, and more.