Tag: press freedom

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 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. Since 2013, more journalists have been targeted and killed for their work in Syria than anywhere else in the  world, according to CPJ research. As the risk of assassination and kidnapping has increased, major news […] 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. Netizens in India rang in 2016 amid burning controversy over net neutrality regulations that could lead to a permanent ban on Facebook’s Free Basics app, which offers free access to a limited number of […] more »

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 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 Caro Rolando

It’s a scene that’s difficult to un-see. A group of refugees flees from Hungarian police officers in a field. They’re screaming. Their fear is tangible. All of a sudden, a camera operator — who is filming people close-up as they run — kicks a man holding his child. The father and son tumble to the […] 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. 2015 was not the year of HTTPS for news organizations (Melody Kramer / Poynter) 2. If the FCC loses in court today, it could be the end of net neutrality (Sam Gustin / Motherboard) 3. Social media censorship in Bangladesh hints at long-term problems for publishers (Damaris Colhoun / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Reporters […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How one blog helped spark the New York Times’ digital evolution (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. 30 years of research on gender, equality, and diversity at the MIT Media Lab (J. Nate Matias / Medium) 3. Internet shutdowns are the wrong response to national security threats (Deji Olukotun & Peter Micek / Access […] more »

by John Otis

The moment polls closed for Argentina’s presidential election on October 25, the C5N cable news station breathlessly reported that ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli had triumphed and would succeed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who is banned by the constitution from running for a third consecutive term. “Daniel Scioli has won by a wide margin,” announced […] more »