Tag: china

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 Julie Keck

1. New platform Senserial delivers serialized e-books (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 2. High school teachers guide students into self-publishing (Alexandra Pannoni / US News Education) 3. Kindle Unlimited payout increases to $1.41 in February as loans drop (Nate Hoffelder / Ink Bits & Pixels) 4. E-books to and from China: Trajectory, Tencent, technology (via […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Boston Globe launches interactive timeline and podcast for bombing trial (Aleszu Bajak / Storybench) 2. China blocks web access to ‘Under the Dome’ documentary on pollution (Edward Wong / New York Times) 3. Anti-science advocates are freaking out about Google truth rankings (Joanna Rothkopf / Salon) 4. The New York Times has Instagram, but […] more »

by Tom Lowenthal

In a move unlikely to surprise those who access the Internet from mainland China, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently blocked several popular tools used to bypass the “Great Firewall” national Internet censorship system. Citing the need to protect “cyberspace sovereignty” and to “maintain cyber security and steady operation,” the Ministry changed firewall […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Ferguson prosecutor blames social media and Twitter strikes back (Lorena O’Neil / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. How Ferguson protesters use social media to organize (Rubina Madan Fillion / Wall Street Journal) 3. BBC uses “collateral freedom” system to bypass Chinese censorship (David Meyer / GigaOm) 4. Dead Kennedys’ East Bay Ray explains how YouTube […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Whose privacy will Uber violate next? Why its latest bad behavior matters (Alexander B. Howard / Wired) 2. ONA and Poynter announce leadership academy for women (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. Serial podcast breaks iTunes records as it passes 5m downloads and streams (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 4. Nielsen to measure Netflix viewing (Keach […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix launches in France to hostile reception (David Chazan / The Telegraph) 2. In latest volley against Amazon, Hachette’s writers target its board (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 3. There’s a new $23 million venture fund for government startups (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. How AOL has quietly become a digital video powerhouse […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital editions up slightly at U.S. magazines (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. Timeline of China’s social media crackdowns (Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal) 3. Turning a profit in the Netherlands: How a Dutch hyperlocal network has grown (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. Coming to the Internet: Shows from CBS that you won’t […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Spending to reach people on mobile devices this year will eclipse radio, print (Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal) 2. ‘Right to be forgotten': Publishers rebel against Google’s hidden results (Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Minus proper archives, news outlets risk losing years of backstories forever (Lene Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Uncovering […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. AllThingsD severs ties with Dow Jones, still looking for a potential buyer or partner (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Nielsen to add data for mobile viewing (Amol Sharma & Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal) 3. Pinterest will start showing ads as audience grows, shifts to mobile (Josh Constine / TechCrunch) 4. Microsoft COO: […] more »