Middle East

First female-led TV station launched in Gaza

The new Taif TV is focused on content for women, from issues of empowerment to lighter matters.

The Listening Post

Olympic politics: North Korea's media charm offensive

North Korea's media games and what's really behind the Olympic story of thawing tensions between North and South Korea.

The Listening Post

July 15: The day Turkey's media narrative changed

What is the media's role in framing the 2016 coup attempt as an explanation for the challenges facing the country?

The Listening Post

Pyeongchang 2018: Sport, politics and the media game

The media get caught up in North Korea's diplomatic games at the Winter Olympics. Plus, journalism in post-coup Turkey.

Inside Story

Fake news and the Gulf crisis

UK media watchdog is investigating Saudi Arabia-owned Al Arabiya channel for airing fake news regarding Qatar's emir.

The Listening Post

Who decides what is news in Kenya?

As the country is in the midst of a political power struggle, we examine the role of Kenya's media outlets.

The Listening Post

France: Macron's new media strategy

How Emmanuel Macron's revamped media strategy is going down with France's troublesome - and opinionated - fourth estate.

The Listening Post

Kenyan media: Under pressure and in crisis

Screws are being tightened on Kenya's media, but many outlets also have credibility issues. Plus, Macron and the media.

Reporter's Notebook

Troll factories, bots and fake news: Inside the Wild West of social media

An in-depth look at the use of the internet to wage information warfare and the challenges to democracy posed by social media.

The Gambia

A year after Jammeh: Free press returns to The Gambia

While some restrictive laws remain, journalists who were once living in exile are beginning to return to the country.

A year after Jammeh: Free press returns to The Gambia

Kenya

Kenyan broadcasters back on air after government block

Two Kenyan broadcasters back on air a week after being shut down over plans to broadcast opposition leader's rally.

Kenyan broadcasters back on air after government block

The Listening Post

Cambodia: Media blackout by design

We examine Cambodia's eroding democracy and a government-designed information blackout ahead of elections.

The Listening Post

Navalny and Russia's crackdown on critical voices

A look at the Alexei Navalny media story and how the Kremlin has steadily tightened the screws on domestic news outlets.

The Listening Post

Russia: Pre-election media manipulations

The Kremlin calls the shots on Russian media, so how do critics get their messages out? Plus, Cambodia's media blackout.

Kenya

Kenya court orders reopening of TV stations

Kenya's courts have ordered the government to reopen TV stations it had shut down to prevent coverage of a public event by opposition leader, Raila Odinga.