Topic: Jina Moore
Syria, Rwanda, and Yemen have fallen to the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index, the media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said today. The three countries join other single-party dominated governments at the bottom of the annual index, while six democratic Northern European nations tied this year as the best places for media freedom. Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland have ranked at the top since the index was created in 2002, Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Jean-François Julliard said in a statement. "The defense of media freedom continues to be a battle, a battle of vigilance in the democracies of old Europe and a battle against oppression and injustice in the totalitarian regimes still scattered across the globe," he said. Click through the following slides to read about the 10 lowest-ranking nations.
10/20/2010 05:31 pm
A US State Department insider examines the one thing no one in Iraq wanted to admit: defeat.
10/06/2011 07:00 am
Higher global food prices are likely to spell trouble for aid organizations working to relieve famine in the Horn of Africa.
09/12/2011 01:56 pm
Rocketship schools employ computers and coaches to help teach low-income kids, and see student performance rise dramatically.
09/01/2011 09:19 am
'We have to turn off ... the idea that I am right, and you are evil,' the Oregon politician says.
08/31/2011 11:47 am
In light of this week's sentencing of a Congolese military officer for sexual violence, correspondent Jina Moore discusses the many gray areas of reporting on rape in Africa.
02/25/2011 01:16 pm
Uganda President Museveni's grip on power seems so strong ahead of the upcoming presidential election that an opposition candidate is considering pulling out of the race.
01/12/2011 01:48 pm
Guest blogger Jina Moore explores the background behind failed development projects, and why many organizations make the same mistakes over and over again.
01/05/2011 02:45 pm
Regardless of whether female politicians in Africa are less susceptible to corruption, average women can fight graft in conversations with their own husbands.
12/30/2010 02:39 pm
The Committee to Protect Journalists released warnings about the safety of reporting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi.
12/29/2010 03:17 pm
Africa Monitor This Week in the Great Lakes: Congo and UN tango over child soldiers while US preaches engagement
A holiday season roundup of this week's news from Africa's Great Lakes region: women march in the Congo for more legal action against rapists, Rwandan journalists petition for changes to defamation laws, and Al Shabab remains a threat in Burundi.
12/27/2010 02:38 pm