Tag: syria

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 Sonia Paul

From the eight journalists who were killed at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January to the murders of four bloggers and a publisher in Bangladesh, 2015 has been a stark reminder of the dangers for a free press. Sixty-nine journalists were killed this year for their work, according to the Committee 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. 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 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. The government of Bangladesh this week banned Facebook along with mobile chat apps Viber and WhatsApp in an apparent effort to maintain public order. When implementing the ban, the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Commission mistakenly […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Obama turns to crowdfunding to aid fleeing Syrians (Michael Shear / New York Times) 2. MacArthur spins off digital media & learning work with $25 million seed investment (via MacArthur Foundation) 3. The tech that got Obama elected will now fire ads at you (Issie Lapowsky / Wired) 4. New ‘Nameless Coalition’ challenges Facebook’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The New York Times creates fellowship for David Carr (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Netflix and Amazon users sue to stop Chicago’s 9% streaming tax (Jeff John Roberts / Fortune) 3. How live video on Periscope helped ‘get inside’ the Syrian refugees story (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 4. Readers will finish long stories—especially if […] more »

by Aleszu Bajak

This piece was initially published on Storybench, a cookbook for digital storytelling. Storybench is a collaboration between Northeastern University’s Media Innovation program, a new graduate degree in digital journalism, and Esquire magazine. Thomas van Linge recently tweeted a photo of a munitions truck being blown up in Syria, presumably by the First Coastal Division, a faction of rebels affiliated […] more »

by Oday Hatem

The militant group the Islamic State swept through Iraq last summer, taking over city after city and leaving a wave of destruction of a scale only just being discovered. Even now it is difficult to understand how much damage was inflicted, including on the Iraqi journalist community, where rumors of missing or killed journalists are […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how The New York Times quickly morphed a viral story into a successful mobile app, and we see how Project Syria uses virtual reality to immerse the audience in the news. PART 1: Single-story apps Efforts to tailor content specifically for smartphones has given rise to freestanding mobile apps inspired by […] more »

by Hiba Zayadin

It has been four months since the formation of a U.S.-led global coalition to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Hundreds of airstrikes purporting to hit ISIS targets have been carried out since then. Some 60 nations are involved in the coalition, and they have all contributed to the fight in different ways. Yet, ISIS […] more »