Category: Law, Policy & Media Ethics


When Cyber Libel Restrains Press Freedom: The Case of Maria Ressa

Local and international journalism organizations continuously call for the decriminalization of libel, monitor harassment and impunity toward media practitioners, and push for the free speech of media organizations and their journalists. In the Philippines, threats to journalism can hardly disappear when tyrants are elected into government: freedoms of expression and of the press are continuously


The Presumed Media Influence (Self-perception of the Media Influence) on the Strategic – Professional Toolbox of Litigators in Israeli News Prominent Cases

Scholarship, dealing with efforts to repair the reputation of brands, organizations, and companies, has developed concepts such as ‘Reputation Management’ including message strategies focus on dealing with negative images, such as reducing the crisis, initiating events, or turning liabilities into assets. “Presumed media Influence” (PMI) theory is a branch of “The Third Person Theory” which


Contributions of the Media to Polarizing Perspectives

This research found that the general public in the United States perceive youth in foster care (YFC) to be negatively presented by the media. We conducted a demographically representative national survey (N=2487 adults) in which the majority of respondents reported that they believed YFC are at least somewhat accurately portrayed as 1) Victims, 2) Survivors,


From Policy to Curriculum: Analysing Digital and Media Literacy Initiatives in Asia-Pacific Region

Digital media is the inextricable part of our future, a future which literally defined by the way the next generation is being educated. On the one hand, children and young people are commonly assumed as the “digital natives” –the generation who master the technology. Yet, when it comes to risks, they are considered as the