Tag: censorship

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 »

by John Otis

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. When Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was rumored to be gravely ill four years ago, his socialist government was tightlipped about the diagnosis. Then in June 2011, a source in Havana, Cuba, […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The rise of the Internet has given more people the ability to express and share their thoughts. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have helped like-minded people find each other and reach wider audiences. Unfortunately, that access means that bad actors and trolls can also use the platforms to threaten or harass others. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Can the Boston Phoenix’s digital history be saved? (Valerie Vande Panne / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Lessons on using WhatsApp for publishing – an election experience (Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog) 3. Survey: News orgs are prioritizing mobile development, placing less emphasis on paywalls (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. YouTube wrongly forced […] more »

by Jean-Paul Marthoz

Until the last moment, the opponents of a very controversial French intelligence bill tried to be heard. Early this month, on the eve of the vote, activists kept calling deputies to convince them to reject the bill. They had no chance, however, since the Socialist government could count on a solid majority from both mainstream […] more »

by Tim Karr

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. While Feidin Santana and Ramsey Orta are hardly household names, these men played pivotal roles in one of the most important civil rights stories of the our time. They made […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix doesn’t want to kill HBO: It wants to kill TV (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Rooster Teeth plays the video game (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 3. Changes coming to the Times’ mobile portfolio (via New York Times) 4. The evolution of money: Every device will become a vehicle for commerce (Dan Rowinski / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Mute button (George Packer / The New Yorker) 2. Different paths to sustainability for local and state nonprofit news sites (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. FTC to review complaint that YouTube Kids over-advertises to children (Cecilia Kang / Washington Post) 4. Tinder-meets-‘Serial’ app wins at POV’s 8th Nonfiction Media Innovation Lab ‘POV Hackathon’ […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter and YouTube blocked in Turkey over hostage photos (Graham Cluley / WeLiveSecurity) 2. John Oliver makes Edward Snowden squirm on ‘Last Week Tonight’ (Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast) [VID] 3. Rolling Stone’s investigation: “A failure that was avoidable” (Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll & Derek Kravitz / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. A dumb […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Book-censoring Clean Reader app closes catalogue, profanity is mother-[freaking] victorious (Kathleen Culliton / Bustle) 2. What you need to know about crowdfunded publishing (Matt Kaye / Jane Friedman) 3. Publishing’s clues from video games (Candide Kirk / FutureBook) 4. E-books gained, online retailers slipped in 2014 (Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly) 5. eBooksAreForever wants […] more »