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. Netizens in India rang in 2016 amid burning controversy over net neutrality regulations that could lead to a permanent ban on Facebook’s Free Basics app, which offers free access to a limited number of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Wrist Reporting: Testing the Limits of the Apple Watch on Assignment (Lauren Slome / RJI) 2. Germany Makes Facebook, Google, and Twitter Remove Hate Speech Within 24 hours (Andrii Degeler / Ars Technica UK) 3. Majority of Jailed Journalists Worldwide Work Online, Report Finds (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. Personalized Text Messages: The New […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 2015 was not the year of HTTPS for news organizations (Melody Kramer / Poynter) 2. If the FCC loses in court today, it could be the end of net neutrality (Sam Gustin / Motherboard) 3. Social media censorship in Bangladesh hints at long-term problems for publishers (Damaris Colhoun / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Reporters […] more »

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. The government of Bangladesh this week banned Facebook along with mobile chat apps Viber and WhatsApp in an apparent effort to maintain public order. When implementing the ban, the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Commission mistakenly […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How one blog helped spark the New York Times’ digital evolution (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. 30 years of research on gender, equality, and diversity at the MIT Media Lab (J. Nate Matias / Medium) 3. Internet shutdowns are the wrong response to national security threats (Deji Olukotun & Peter Micek / Access […] more »

by Courtney C. Radsch

“We’re stepping up our efforts to discredit ISIL’s propaganda, especially online,” President Barack Obama told delegates at the Leaders’ Summit on Countering Violent Extremism last month. The social media counter-offensive comes amid U.N. reports of a 70 percent increase in what it terms “foreign terrorist fighters” — citizens of U.N. member states who have left to […] more »

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 »