Tag: germany

by Julie Keck

1. Wrist Reporting: Testing the Limits of the Apple Watch on Assignment (Lauren Slome / RJI) 2. Germany Makes Facebook, Google, and Twitter Remove Hate Speech Within 24 hours (Andrii Degeler / Ars Technica UK) 3. Majority of Jailed Journalists Worldwide Work Online, Report Finds (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. Personalized Text Messages: The 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. Stories of refugees moving en masse to Western Europe from Syria and other conflict-ridden countries have moved into digital rights territory, as access to communications networks has become vital for those navigating unfamiliar terrain […] 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. In its first implementation of a new anti-terrorism law, the Egyptian government arrested three Facebook users on August 23 on charges of “incitement to violence”, accusing them of spreading materials in support of the […] more »

by Jean-Paul Marthoz

It all went very fast. On August 4, Germany’s chief federal prosecutor, Harald Range, was ordered by Justice Minister Heiko Maas to withdraw an independent expert from the investigation of two journalists from Netzpolitik. The investigator had concluded that leaked documents quoted by the news website amounted to a disclosure of a state secret, one of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. German prosecutors give spies a walk, but investigate journalists for ‘treason’ (Cory Doctorow / BoingBoing) 2. How 5 news organizations are bringing podcasts into the newsroom (Mădălina Ciobanu / Journalism.co.uk) 3. How 7 news organizations are using Slack to work better and differently (Laura Hazard Owen / Neiman Lab) 4. How YouTube stars and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Understanding e-book production (and why you might want to) (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 2. Relaunched self-publishing platform Pronoun raises $3.5 million (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 3. CMA probe ‘should clean up fake book reviews’ (Lisa Campbell / The Bookseller – Subscription) 4. It’s now illegal to sell adult e-books before 10pm in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon’s U.K. contract with top book publisher Penguin Random House set to expire (Jason Del Rey / Re/code) 2. Vook pivots, becomes self-pub platform Pronoun (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 3. Harlequin Audio formed in US (Joshua Farrington / The Bookseller) 4. Is Audible pushing German publishers into a flat-rate all-you-can-listen streaming service? (Nate […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How to teach Google what a story is (Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic) 2. Edward Snowden says NSA workers often pass your nude photos around the office (Chris Welch / The Verge) 3. Germany is getting a data-centric nonprofit newsroom, hoping to build new models for news (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The government shutdown is terrible for transparency (Matt Berman & Patrick Reis / National Journal) 2. How Twitter’s ad business went from zero to $500 million in less than four years (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 3. Circa wants to be a mobile wire service for breaking news – one that learns from what you […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. ‘Just the facts’ isn’t good enough for journalists anymore, says Tow Center’s journalism manifesto (Poynter) 2. NPR affiliate launches drone program (Politico) 3. Churn: The problem of the new tech journalism (TechCrunch) 4. What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of […] more »