Tag: freedom of speech

by Courtney C. Radsch

Who would have thought that France would top the list of most deadly countries for the press in 2015, second only to Syria? The massacre of eight cartoonists and journalists by Islamic militants at the Paris office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last January was one of the deadliest attacks against the press since […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Who plays video games and identifies as a “gamer” (Maeve Duggan / Pew Research Center) 2. Las Vegas Review-Journal Staff Launch Twitter Campaign Urging New Owner To Come Forward (Michael Calderone / Huffington Post) 3. Thai Man May Go to Prison for Insulting King’s Dog Online (Thomas Fuller / New York Times) 4. Inside […] 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. 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. 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 »