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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. Ecuador’s National Assembly introduced new constitutional amendments on December 3 that are causing alarm for free-expression organizations throughout the country. Among the 15 amendments adopted by the majority in the Assembly, one would re-define […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ‘Carol,’ streaming services lead 2016 Golden Globe nominations (David Ehrlich / Rolling Stone) 2. Serial season 2 starts today, with podcast previews on Facebook (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 3. Billy Penn and Knight Foundation want to build ‘Yelp for mobile news’ (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. Meet San Francisco’s all-women hackerspace, Double […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Tribeca Film Institute announces 2015/2016 New Media Fund Grant recipients (via Tribeca Film Institute) 2. Amazon starts building its own bundle, by selling Showtime, Starz, and more with Amazon Prime (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. New “Arctic Deeply” site will detail the ramifications of melting sea ice (Jessica Hullinger / Fast Company) 4. WhatsApp […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google collected data on school children without permission (Kim Zetter / Wired) 2. USC Annenberg receives $5 million to increase newsroom diversity (Tracie Powell / All Digitocracy) 3. How a president is fighting online harassment of minority students (Peter Schmidt / Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. Millennials sound off on wearables and news consumption […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Supreme Court opens door for pirate site blockades in Germany (via TorrentFreak) 2. Streaming era sets off battle over TV rights (Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal) 3. Holiday shopping is chilly for ‘Buy’ buttons at Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest (Jason Del Ray / Re/Code) 4. America’s Test Kitchen wants to grow to new […] 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. The expanding web of connections among the Paris attackers (via New York Times) 2. CNN suspends reporter for tweet about Syrian refugees (Alex Stedman / Variety) 3. How Reuters is using automation to analyze its polling data (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. The NSA’s web surveillance program is alive and well and living overseas […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The terrorist attacks in Paris and their aftermath are still unfolding, and journalists from around the world are covering it. Whether they’re in Paris or somewhere else, journalists are helping to check facts to displace speculation. One helpful source of information during the attack was France 24’s English language feed. The English live stream has […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. You can now search through more than 400 media ethics codes (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. NYT using Paris email updates to explore a new method of interaction with readers (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 3. When disaster strikes, where do we turn? Facebook and Twitter, of course (Jeff Jarvis / Observer) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook’s Safety Check leads technology’s support of Paris (Samuel Gibbs / Guardian) 2. As Paris terror attacks unfolded, social media tools offered help in crisis (Vindu Goel & Sydney Ember / New York Times) 3. What social media got wrong about the Paris attacks (Kriston Capps / The Atlantic) 4. The Hype Curve, the […] more »