Tag: press freedom

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 Sue Valentine

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. President Barack Obama addressed a range of topics while in Kenya. The Kenyan government said it had planned to discuss security and trade, while opposition parties and civil society wanted good governance and […] more »

by John Otis

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. When Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was rumored to be gravely ill four years ago, his socialist government was tightlipped about the diagnosis. Then in June 2011, a source in Havana, Cuba, […] more »

by Sumit Galhotra

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. The devastation caused by the earthquakes in Nepal is a reminder of the indispensable role played by relief workers, medical teams, and other key actors on the front lines. Among them […] more »

by David Agren

Veteran reporter Sergio Ocampo was having a late dinner on September 26 when his editor called about a shooting in the city of Iguala in Guerrero state. Students from the Ayotzinapa teacher training college were apparently among the victims. But when Ocampo, a correspondent for the newspaper La Jornada, called the then-mayor of Iguala, José […] more »

by Benjamin Shors

Before we departed on the 45-minute charter flight from Miami to Havana, Cuba, last spring, my students and I made a pact: No Facebook. No Twitter. No social media. We went so far as to turn off the GPS tracking on our phones, concerned that Cuban officials might fret about our digital footprints as we […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Major news organizations to reveal new freelancer safety guidelines (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Jon Stewart helped TV learn to love the Internet (because it had no choice) (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. World Press Freedom Index 2015: Decline on all fronts (via Reporters Without Borders) 4. Live publishing: The onstage redeployment of journalistic […] more »

by Tom Lowenthal

In a move unlikely to surprise those who access the Internet from mainland China, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently blocked several popular tools used to bypass the “Great Firewall” national Internet censorship system. Citing the need to protect “cyberspace sovereignty” and to “maintain cyber security and steady operation,” the Ministry changed firewall […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The ethics, hurdles, and payoff of advising an online student newspaper (David Cutler / Edutopia) 2. The folly of banning Yik Yak on school campuses (Ted Scheinman / Pacific Standard) 3. Journalism school dean: The First Amendment ends at insulting Mohammed (via Hot Air) 4. ​Will digital accessible books improve reading for students with […] 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 »