Tag: venezuela

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

This article originally appeared on Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report, which offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Over the month of January 2016, government authorities in Kenya pursued criminal allegations against several bloggers and social media activists. Among them is recognized journalist and influential blogger […] more »

by John Otis

This article first appeared on the Committee to Protect Journalists blog. When security guards opened the doors to Venezuela’s colonial-era National Assembly building last Wednesday, I was among the dozens of reporters who swarmed inside. Even though the day’s legislative session would not be called to order for another three hours, every seat in 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 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 October of 2014, several Twitter users were arrested in Venezuela shortly following the assassination of Robert Serra, a young congressional deputy who was stabbed to death in his home on October 1, 2014. But information […] 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 Julie Keck

1. Esquire sets up paywall to benefit James Foley memorial fund (Michael Sebastian / AdAge) 2. Internet traffic records could be broken this week thanks to apple, NFL, etc. (Dan Rayburn / Streaming Media Blog) 3. Netflix to join ‘Internet slowdown’ protest over net neutrality (Brendan Sasso / National Journal) 4. Venezuela’s press crackdown stokes […] more »

by Phillip Smith

At the end of nine exhausting yet exhilarating days spent in three Venezuelan cities, I watched 30 journalists present the start of at least eight different data journalism projects seeking to answer important questions about the country’s challenges. Given what I saw in those presentations, it is going to be an exciting time for data […] more »

by Carlos Cabrera

In light of the recent protests in Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela, it’s more important than ever to revisit how freelance journalists can protect themselves. When all is calm, a freelance journalist’s mind is constantly thinking of story ideas. Evergreen features, investigations and life-long obsessions churn in your brain. You’re pitching and waiting. Waiting and then […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Before Facebook deal, WhatsApp was helping BuzzFeed and Shazam go viral (Liz Gannes / Re/code) 2. Om Malik joins True Ventures, steps down at tech site Gigaom (John Biggs / TechCrunch) 3. ‘House of Cards’ binge-watching: 2% of U.S. subs finished entire series over first weekend (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 4. For Ukraine and […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

ROME – If you’re on Twitter, #conclave has been one of the best places to follow news about the next leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. On Tuesday evening Rome time, between start of the vote, and the inconclusive end to the first ballot, tweets were coming in at around 40 per minute by […] more »