Tag: france

by Julie Keck

1. The dismal double standard of World Cup coverage (Katie Hawkins-Gaar / Poynter) 2. Consumer Reports kills magazine, sparks labor dispute (Keith J. Kelly / New York Post) 3. Google must expand privacy delistings, says French watchdog (Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch) 4. Website that puts reporters and producers in touch with foreign fixers (Roy Greenslade […] 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 Geoffrey King

Attempts by the French government last week to use vague legislation to block five websites for “condoning terrorism” would be troubling anywhere, but it is especially tragic coming from the country that gave us the champion of free speech and tolerance, and Voltaire. The move appears to be part of a wider campaign by French authorities […] more »

by Jean-Paul Marthoz

This opinion piece first appeared on the Committee to Protect Journalists’ blog. The attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has sent shock waves through France and beyond. Not only because 12 people have been killed in cold blood and many were wounded in what was the deadliest terrorist attack in France since 1961, […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Following the violent attack on Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French weekly that published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, media organizations had to decide whether or not to publish sensitive materials related to the attack — especially when the new issue of the magazine came out with yet another cartoon on the cover. The AP, CNN, […] more »

by Josh Stearns

When I heard about the attack on the offices of the French satirical weekly magazine, Charlie Hebdo, with 12 people killed including four top political cartoonists, I was speechless. I have been writing about press freedom and violence against journalists for half a decade, but in the wake of these killings words failed me. Words […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Book revenues are up — but without e-books, they’d be plummeting (Kelsey McKinney / Vox) 2. Why it’s difficult for your library to lend e-books (Adam Vaccaro / Boston.Com) 3. Publishers offer free/discounted e-books of the print books you own with Bitlit (Cory Doctorow / BoingBoing) 4. Should Barnes and Noble and Kobo suspend […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. F.A.A. may loosen curbs on fliers’ use of electronics (NYT) 2. What if the Google Reader readers just don’t come back? (TechCrunch) 3. Michael Wolff on the new dean of the ‘J-school’: Columbia flunks relevancy test (USA Today) 4. Twitter snubs French court request for information on authors of hate speech – Updated (The […] more »

by Fabrice Neuman

Are the French really an exception? Are they going to be the ones to hang onto paper longer than anyone else and scorn e-books with an Inspector Clouseau-like “non”? Or are they going to be really French about the whole thing and pull an e-revolution on the rest of the unsuspecting world? A recent study, […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Instagram beats Twitter in daily mobile users for the first time, data show (AllThingsD) 2. France quells concerns over Facebook timeline scare (GigaOm) 3. TV sets are now the most popular way to watch streaming video (AllThingsD) 4. Comcast, NBCUniversal get […] more »