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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. Since 2013, more journalists have been targeted and killed for their work in Syria than anywhere else in the  world, according to CPJ research. As the risk of assassination and kidnapping has increased, major news […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Nancy Watzman

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. ———————————————————– I. Match the debate phrase to the TV news station that repeated it the most. 1. “Damn emails.” 2. “Not a cage match.” 3. “Only Rosie O’Donnell.” A. MSNBC B. […] more »

Citizen Journalism
by Sonia Paul

The headline of a New York Times’ compilation of user-generated content reads: “The Videos That Are Putting Race and Policing Into Sharp Relief,” showcasing the power of eyewitness video. On the flip side, some of the tweets that erupted last summer, when the video of ISIS members beheading freelance journalist James Foley surfaced, show the […] more »

Free Speech
by John Otis

The moment polls closed for Argentina’s presidential election on October 25, the C5N cable news station breathlessly reported that ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli had triumphed and would succeed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who is banned by the constitution from running for a third consecutive term. “Daniel Scioli has won by a wide margin,” announced […] more »

Free Speech
by Yaqiu Wang

China’s journalists and bloggers, already under threat of persecution, have faced new risks since November 1, when amendments to the country’s criminal law came into effect. Under the amendment, passed in August by the legislative body the National People’s Congress, those convicted of spreading false news about disasters or epidemics will face harsh penalties. The clause added […] 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. Mexico’s legislature considered — and then quickly shelved — a cybercrime bill that critics labeled “the worst Internet law in history.” The Law for the Prevention and Punishment of Information Crimes was drafted by Senator […] more »

Europe
by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

The Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. The U.S. and EU Internet industries are still reeling from the recent strikedown of Safe Harbor provisions between the EU and U.S., which facilitated the transfer of data between Europe and the U.S., despite the higher standards for […] more »

MediaShift Podcast
by Jefferson Yen

Just how big an effect will social media have on Election 2016 in the U.S.? There are some who truly dislike social media like Nicholas Carr and argue it is ruining politics, that the medium “prizes emotionalism over reason.” But, according to Pew Research, more Americans are using social media to connect with politicians. Since […] 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. A series of recent stories on Internet policy in Uganda paints a grim picture of the online-speech environment in the country. On October 6, Internal Affairs Minister James Baba announced plans to enforce new […] more »

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