Tag: freedom of speech

by Julie Keck

1. College journalists and their advisers are still fighting for freedom of speech (David R. Wheeler / The Atlantic) 2. News Corp completes sale of Amplify digital education businesses (via Market Watch) 3. Academic social network hopes to change the culture of peer review (Jeffrey R. Young / Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. Top 10 […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Charlie Hebdo attack unites France on free expression, but will solidarity hold? (Jean-Paul Marthoz / Committee to Protect Journalists) 2. How Alan Taylor, online photography pioneer, is rethinking The Atlantic’s photo site (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. Vendors of data companies likely to feel compliance pressure (Kate Kaye / Advertising Age) 4. LinkedIn […] 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. After Twitter ban, Turkey’s netizens find YouTube blockage a breeze (Fercan Yalinkilic / Wall Street Journal) 2. ‘Why newspapers should steer away from the MTV model’ (Pat Long / Journalism.co.uk) 3. The pay-per-visit debate: Is chasing viral traffic hurting journalism? (Mary Clare Fischer / American Journalism Review) 4. Twitter’s brevity is its biggest strength […] more »

by Parker Higgins

The blogging platform WordPress.com has taken the unusual — and welcome — step of going to court to defend its users against bogus copyright claims aimed at silencing their speech on the platform. Automattic, WordPress’s parent company, has joined two separate lawsuits that seek to hold the would-be censors of legitimate lawful speech accountable for […] more »

by Amy Hong

After the death of Hugo Chavez was announced this week, individuals across the globe — from everyday Venezuelans to Barack Obama to Billy Bragg — took to the Twitterverse to comment on the late Latin American leader’s passing. Some mourned his death, while others expressed vehement support or outright rejection of his political ideologies. This […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

PENANG — “Reactionary group leader sentenced to life in jail” ran the headlines in Vietnam’s government-linked press earlier this week. Such coverage sheds light on how the media works in the one-party state where online writing has filled a void. In state-run mainstream media, topics such as power struggles within the ruling Communist Party and […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

RANGOON, Burma — It is a sign of the times that a journalist in Burma is writing about a freedom of expression clampdown in a neighboring country. With around 80 political prisoners freed in another amnesty on September 17 and with new Information Minister Aung Kyi announcing that the recently formed country’s press council would […] more »

by Will Creeley

Today’s college students enjoy the ability to speak their minds in unprecedented ways. Powered by omnipresent high-speed Internet access, students may sound off at all hours via a sparkling array of online outlets: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, email, instant messaging, and blogs, just to name a few. The ancient among us — by which I […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

BANGKOK — As a high profile case against a prominent media campaigner returns to court in Bangkok, it has emerged that the long arm of Thailand’s lèse-majesté law has reached into California. On Thursday Chiranuch Premchaiporn of the Thai current affairs website Prachatai returned to court in the Thai capital to face vague-sounding allegations that […] more »