Month: July 2014

Beware of “False News” Laws — a warning from Zimbabwe

Many of us have been upset by erroneous and biased reports in the news media. Often, such stories, where touching on important issues, prompt us to wonder [...]

Introducing the Ward Code for Global Integrated Ethics

The Ward Code for Global Integrated Ethics is one of the first comprehensive statements of fundamental principles for journalism ethics in a global and online [...]

What Does Independence Mean, Anyway?

The self-promotional nature of new forms of journalism, combined with pressure to raise revenue (personally and within media outlets) means that the whole [...]

Free Press blog – press freedom in historical context

Welcome to my Free Press blog, where I'll be reaching back to points in history that shed light on current issues of press freedom and speech freedom. We all [...]