Tag: free speech

by Shaheen Pasha

I was in college the first time I heard someone use the N-word. Really use it to describe a group of people. Hip-hop group KRS One was scheduled to play a concert at my ethnically diverse New York City-based university, and I had just excitedly bought my tickets. I sat in the cafeteria with a […] 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 Association for Progressive Communications, a pioneer organization in the technology and human rights community, is facing ongoing harassment directed at “Take Back the Tech,” a campaign intended to increase conversations and awareness about […] 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. Brazilian legislator Silvio Costa is pushing a bill that would obligate every Brazilian Internet user to provide their full name and identification number in order to post comments on blogs, Web forums, and social media. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New Reddit rules will crack down on some hate communities, leave others standing  (Adi  Robertson / The Verge) 2. Former Reddit CEO:The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet (Ellen Pao / Washington Post) 3. Chart: Netflix preferred over TV nets across multiple demos, study finds (Susanne Ault / Variety) 4. Hulu explores […] more »

by Sonia Paul

A newly updated survey by the Northwestern University in Qatar reveals an expansive look at attitudes and behaviors toward the media across the Middle East. The survey, “Media Use in the Middle East,” documents trends in Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the UAE, and is a follow-up to the first region-wide survey that was conducted in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Nick Denton ‘intensely relaxed’ by Gawker’s union drive (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 2. Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for 7 years for leaking state secrets (Philip Wen / Sydney Morning Herald) 3. Sony hack: WikiLeaks publishes more than 30,000 documents (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Twitter executive: Here’s how we’re […] 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 Julie Keck

1. Journalists back in the firing line as digital media struggles to protect its own (Emily Bell / Guardian) 2. Why Internet journalists don’t organize (Lydia DePillis / Washington Post) 3. Louis CK’s new straight-to-fan special has no buzz, doing better than his first one (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. 50% of Super Bowl ads […] 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 Julie Keck

1. Facebook walks a free-speech tightrope (Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal) 2. Vimeo to fund Maker Studios creators in exchange for exclusive windows (Josh Dickey / Mashable) 3. Amy O’Leary on eight years of navigating digital culture change at the New York Times (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. Shutterstock takes aim at Getty, […] more »