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Media repression series: Internet in Belarus

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Frozen river in Belarus. Photo: public domain

Strong Russian influence and an increasingly paranoid and controlling government, amid the ever spreading tentacles of the Internet, make for a difficult life for netizens in Belarus.

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Post-truth era: fake news and the threat to freedom of speech

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In Trump's world, whoever speaks against him does not speak the truth and does not therefore deserve to speak.

The problem is that to Trump, his critics are the creators of fake news. A word against Trump is not a truth. What is “not truth” is now to be censored.

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The Power of the Crowd: media freedom goes Leipzig

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European Media Freedom Conference 2015 in Leipzig. (Photo: ECPMF)

We give you a pair of free tickets to attend a conference where, besides supporting a good cause, you can network with potential employers, find out about funding sources, or simply hang out with fascinating people.

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Media as both victim and perpetrator in refugee crisis

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Some journalists are beaten up, others strike out against their subjects when tasked with covering the refugee crisis in Europe, as media leaders discussed last week in Leipzig.

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