Press Freedom in Tanzania Author: Jaffar Mjasiri Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 09/16/2005 In this era of globalization the world is engaged in promoting freedom of expression. But this is often more easily said than done. Today freedom of expression is embedded in the constitution of
The author was recently asked how she felt as a Muslim regarding the cartoon issue and was asked to put her religious beliefs aside and expound on it in the context of freedom of speech and civil rights. Following is an excerpt from her email in response.
Sabria Jawhar is an outspoken and influential Saudi journalist perhaps best known for her passionate contention that human rights for Muslim women should be sought within the Islamic tradition. In this interview, Sabria speaks with Rob Wagner about her life and work, the friction and cohesion of cultural values, and
Media freedom is virtually non-existent in the Arab World where freedom in the conventional sense is itself a mirage. But media freedom is now worth a story as things are changing, albeit slowly. The snail-paced changes being witnessed in the media scene, especially in the Arabian Gulf states where Sheikhdoms
Literary censorship directly affects many aspects of media, in many countries of the world. This essay explores the ways in which the Islamic Republic of Iran has silenced national and international artists, thus banning their literary creativity. Chapters of contempt and scripts of scandal are classified as those that deviate
This article presents a general overview of Zambia's media situation, and discusses Zambia's obligation to protect the right to freedom of expression within the context of the 2016 presidential election. In the end, it calls for the observance of its international commitments.