Journalism is not a crime - our work on safety for journalists
How does Free Press Unlimited support press freedom and independent journalism worldwide? In this podcast we focus on the importance of safety for journalists. They are threatened and attacked worldwide because of their work. We support them in many ways. Joining us to talk about this is Jantine van Herwijnen, Senior Programme Coordinator of Free Press Unlimited's Safety programme.
Belarus special: Journalism in times of revolution
Tune in for this special Free Press Unlimited podcast about the situation in Belarus, right after the start of protests following the questionable outcome of the presidential elections on 9 August. Reigning president Loekasjenko supposedly gained 80% of the votes, after which people all across the country have been raising their voices in protest. The violent attempts to silence them have not been successful so far. In fact, it seems that Loekasjenko’s position is getting weaker. Will the protesters hold their ground and will this be the end of the last dictatorial regime in Europe? And what is the impact on press freedom and independent journalism?
Ruth Kronenburg, director of Free Press Unlimited, discusses the extraordinary happenings in Belarus with Maryia Sadouskaya Komlach. She has been a journalist in Belarus for many years, and now works for Free Press Unlimited as a programme coordinator for the region Eurasia.
Podcast series: Together for reliable information
As part of the 2020 campaign ‘Together for reliable information’, inspired by the outbreak of Covid-19, Free Press Unlimited produced a series of podcasts to highlight the inspiring initiatives from our partners all over the world to keep bringing reliable information to the public during the pandemic. In every podcast one of our programme coordinators talks about the latest news from our partners on the front line.
Episode #1: Journalism during Covid-19 in Central America. In this podcast we speak with Mira Chowdhury, our programme coordinator in Central America.
Episode #2: Journalism during Covid-19: My #Quarantine Life. In this podcast we speak with Jan-Willem Bult, head of Youth and Media at Free Press Unlimited, about the initiative 'My #QuarantineLife'. A worldwide online platform that shares the stories of youth about life in quarantine.
Episode #3: Journalism during Covid-19 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In this podcast we speak with Natalia Pirtac, Project Officer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia at Free Press Unlimited. She shines a light on how the corona outbreak is dealt with in countries like Russia, Moldova and Tajikistan, and what challenges media face while working to bring reliable information.
Episode #4: Journalism during Covid-19 in Mali. In this podcast we speak with Jens Kiesheyer, Programme Coordinator for Africa at Free Press Unlimited. He talks about how the Covid-19 crisis has hit Mali, and what challenges journalists there face while working to bring reliable information.
Episode #5: Journalism during Covid-19 in South Sudan. In this podcast we speak with Marnix de Witte, Programme Coordinator for South Sudan at Free Press Unlimited. He talks about the difficulties around providing information in this conflicted country, where Covid-19 is just another crisis, and how our partner radio Tamazuj continues to report from exile.
Episode #6: Journalism during Covid-19 in Middle East & Northern Africa. In this podcast we speak with Bart, Programme Coordinator for the MENA region at Free Press Unlimited. He talks about the situation in Middle Eastern and Northern African countries, and how our partner KirkukNow is reporting from Iraq's disputed areas.
Episode #7: Journalism during Covid-19 - Gender in the media. In this podcast we speak with Larissa Buschmann, Programme Coordinator Gender & Media at Free Press Unlimited. She talks about how the Covid-19 crisis aggravates a lot of existing problems for women, and how media can play their part in making a social change.
Episode #8: Journalism during Covid-19 in Somalia and Ethiopia. In this podcast we speak with Davide Soto Naranjo, Programme Coordinator for Somalia and Ethiopia at Free Press Unlimited. He talks about how these two neighbouring, but very different countries respond to the Covid-19 crisis and how it affects the media.
Episode #9: Journalism during Covid-19 in South-East Asia. In this podcast we speak with Paco Mens, Project Officer for South-East Asia at Free Press Unlimited. He talks about the arrests journalists face in Bangladesh due to the Digital Security Act, and the large scale operation of distributing protection kits to 1.500 journalists across Indonesia.