Tag: press freedom

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, or you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark […] more »

by Yaqiu Wang

China’s journalists and bloggers, already under threat of persecution, have faced new risks since November 1, when amendments to the country’s criminal law came into effect. Under the amendment, passed in August by the legislative body the National People’s Congress, those convicted of spreading false news about disasters or epidemics will face harsh penalties. The clause added […] more »

by Courtney C. Radsch

“We’re stepping up our efforts to discredit ISIL’s propaganda, especially online,” President Barack Obama told delegates at the Leaders’ Summit on Countering Violent Extremism last month. The social media counter-offensive comes amid U.N. reports of a 70 percent increase in what it terms “foreign terrorist fighters” — citizens of U.N. member states who have left to […] 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. A series of recent stories on Internet policy in Uganda paints a grim picture of the online-speech environment in the country. On October 6, Internal Affairs Minister James Baba announced plans to enforce new […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Can paid content and fans coexist on YouTube? (Carly Lanning / Daily Dot) 2. Netflix flies too close to the sun, stock price melts (Mathew Ingram / Fortune) 3. What journalists need to know about code (Aleszu Bajak / Storybench) 4. Where the right to know comes from (Michael Schudson / Columbia Journalism Review) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Edward Snowden may be the most powerful person on Twitter (Julia Greenberg / Wired) 2. Commission restricts what journalists can report about freedom of information (Oliver Wright / Independent) 3. Twitter’s video ad strategy now looks like YouTube’s ad strategy (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. How 3 New Jersey newsrooms are turning to their […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BuzzFeed to use presidential candidate interviews to highlight new app (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 2. The Wall Street Journal, reported.ly, Baltimore Sun and BBC News take home 2015 Online Journalism Awards (via ONA) 3. Slate is taking steps to reduce its page load time by 75% (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. What […] 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 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 »