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Our ongoing selection of journalism and media news.

  • 20 September 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    MDGs and the media: ‘Meeting the goals is everyone’s business’

    Five years from the 2015 target for the Millennium Development Goals – which aim among other things to combat HIV/AIDS – world leaders are meeting at the United Nations HQ in New York, 20-22 September, to review their progress so far. In a series of articles linked to our blogging competition, TH!NK3 Developing World, the EJC looks at major aspects feeding into the MDGs. Beginning the series, EJC interviews Jimmy Kolker, head of the HIV/AIDS section at UNICEF in New York, asking him about the media's role in raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, particularly Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT).
  • 11 November 2009 | {CATEGORY}

    Moldova and the media: Why track human trafficking?

    Over the past decade, myriad reports about human trafficking from or through Moldova have appeared in European and US media. The articles are often sensationalist; they obscure the issue or tarnish the image of entire countries – as well as the mainstream media's reputation in general. This case study of the media's role emphasises the need for the local, regional and international press to refrain from sensationalism and engage in informative or investigative journalism
  • 6 November 2008 | {CATEGORY}

    Poor execution: Media freedom in Moldova

    The banner of media freedom dangles listlessly, the wind gone from its sails, from the flagpole of the Republic of Moldova. This former Soviet state has suffered an outbreak of media intimidation cases.