Tag: wikileaks

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 Julie Keck

1. Nick Denton ‘intensely relaxed’ by Gawker’s union drive (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 2. Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for 7 years for leaking state secrets (Philip Wen / Sydney Morning Herald) 3. Sony hack: WikiLeaks publishes more than 30,000 documents (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Twitter executive: Here’s how we’re […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BBC launches Taster to incubate content, technology ideas (Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. The war on leaks has gone way too far when journalists’ emails are under surveillance (Trevor Timm / Guardian) 3. Sling TV, Dish’s $20 web TV service, rolls out today. Here’s what it’s like (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NYT considering shorter print edition with unlimited digital access (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 2. Contently launches a nonprofit arm to do investigative journalism (Jeff Bercovici / Forbes) 3. What makes commenters less civil, and the rise of digital longform (John Wihbey / Nieman Lab) 4. WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Snowden documents reveal covert surveillance, pressure tactics aimed at WikiLeaks and supporters (Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept) 2. Is it time to tie journalists’ pay to revenue? (Ricardo Bilton / Digiday) 3. Talks for including Netflix on Time Warner set-top boxes on hold after Comcast announcement (Cliff Edwards & Edward Lee / Bloomberg) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Instagram business lead Emily White to be named COO of Snapchat (Kara Swisher / AllThingsD) 2. Netflix breaks through in Producers Guild Award TV nominations (Cynthia Littleton / Variety) 3. Jay Rosen on NewsCo and “The View From Somewhere” (Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic) 4. Just 9% of consumers would pay to rent a […] more »

by Claire Groden

Last week, Twitter made headlines by revealing its IPO plans to raise up to $1 billion. After Facebook, the social microblogging site was one of the most anticipated public offerings of the year. The IPO filing made a few details about Twitter’s business model clear: namely, the company is losing money and user growth is […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Former NSA worker Edward Snowden leaked a torrent of classified information about the NSA’s PRISM program and much more to the Washington Post and Guardian. In fact, his treasure trove of information is coming out slowly, in drips over time to prolong the lasting effect of his revelations. While the U.S. government has chased after […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

How can journalists fight the war on journalism, both in the U.S. and abroad? As governments hunt down whistleblowers, leakers and journalists alike, many reporters are worried they now work in a world that criminalizes their profession, calling this a “DEFCON 2 journalism event.” Most recently, Chelsea (formerly known as Bradley) Manning, the source of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Manning to request a pardon from Obama for 35-year sentence handed down for WikiLeaks disclosures (Guardian) 2. Digital to account for 25% of total ad spend in 2013, according to eMarketer (The Drum) 3. CBS, Time Warner Cable reach truce over debates (Wall Street Journal) 4. NSA and Intelligence Community turn to Tumblr for […] more »