Global View

CPJ has documented a series of attacks on journalists since April 26, when Burundians took to the streets to protest President Pierre Nkurunziza's unconstitutional bid for a third term. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
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Free Speech
by Dale Blasingame

When two WDBJ journalists were murdered on live television last week near Roanoke, Virginia, the ethical debate over “how much is too much” in terms of coverage was never more evident. This is an increasingly more and more complex decision that falls on the shoulders of journalists, which is nothing unusual. But these days, technology […] more »

Europe
by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. In October of 2014, several Twitter users were arrested in Venezuela shortly following the assassination of Robert Serra, a young congressional deputy who was stabbed to death in his home on October 1, 2014. But information […] more »

Free Speech
by Geoffrey King

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Among the 400 gigabytes of internal documents belonging to surveillance firm Hacking Team that were released online this week are details of the company’s dealings with some of the most […] more »

Free Speech
by Marianna Tzabiras

Images of migrants packed in rickety boats grabbed the world’s attention in May. The majority of those were Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma who arrived on the coasts of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, only to be sometimes pushed back out to sea. The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority group residing in Burma’s Rakhine state, formerly […] more »

Global View
by Amberly Alene Ellis

After the Cuban revolution of 1959, cinema became a major component of the socio-political revolution of the Cuban consciousness. Some filmmakers would experience a rise to fame, while the names of other filmmakers were almost forgotten in the public memory. In March, as a graduate MFA candidate in the American University School of Communication, I embarked […] more »

Free Speech
by Madeleine Bair

Last week Witness re-launched the Human Rights Channel with a new name, a new online home and a new approach to addressing the challenges of curating citizen video for human rights documentation and advocacy. The Witness Media Lab is the latest evolution of Witness’ work curating online video and advancing its use as a tool […] more »

Free Speech
by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. In October, a Colombian graduate student will go on trial for sharing an academic paper online. The paper’s author pressed copyright violation charges against Diego Gomez for posting his research on the document-sharing website […] more »

Legacy Media
by Reuben Stern

This week we explore a publishing platform that integrates story components in a unique way, and a startup that organizes news reports around historical context. PART 1: FOLD A Web-based publishing platform developed at the MIT Media Lab arranges related elements in a visual way that puts multimedia material into view alongside the text. Co-creator […] more »

Culture
by Dmitry Shishkin

BBC World Service has been doing news in languages other than English for decades. Its digital presence exists since 1997 and currently the portfolio consists of 28 foreign languages, reaching about 80 million unique browsers a month. The task of my team is to manage digital development of the languages we offer and to drive […] more »

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