Tag: censorship

by Mark Glaser

If you consider the level of ethical breaches, law-breaking, cozying with politicians and police, the British press comes off as a chaotic mess in the phone-hacking scandal. Something must be done! After nine months of investigating and studying the matter, Lord Justice Leveson delivered a nearly 2,000 page report, saying the U.K. needs more stringent [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Mastering the art of disruptive innovation in journalism (Nieman Reports) 2. After outburst on Twitter, The Times reinforces social media guidelines (NYT) 3. How to make your journalism project succeed on Kickstarter (Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter’s first act of censorship [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Dark Social: Measuring elusive social web traffic (The Atlantic) 2. The new Digg has a fighting chance (TechCrunch) 3. Reddit leaders deflect censorship criticism and defend hands-off policies (The Verge) 4. Despite slow start, e-books gain ground in Europe (AFP) [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 59th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week is a special edition of the podcast completely focused on the challenges of online services such as YouTube, Facebook and others who have to balance free speech and hate speech while serving global audiences. The latest [...] more »

by Danny O'Brien

Russia’s State Duma has passed a number of new laws in the past week, all seemingly aimed at reining in civil society and criticism of public figures. The bills would re-criminalize defamation and impose limits and labels on NGOs. They follow last month’s introduction of excessive fines for unauthorized protests. Government Crackdown Heightens One of [...] more »

by Eszter Farkas

Serious North Africa news junkies are likely aware of growing demands for regime change in Sudan. Protests have spread outward from Khartoum, the capital, over the past few weeks. Hundreds of protesters have been arrested, detained, and beaten. If you’re unaware, perhaps it’s because you’ve been busy following elections in Egypt and Libya. Or maybe [...] more »

by Mark Hannah

NEW YORK — The famous Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei once wrote in a blog, “To express yourself needs a reason, but expressing yourself is a reason.” In the highly censored world of Chinese media, this sums up the growing consensus within that country — and around the world — that the freedom of [...] more »

by Jillian C. York

This piece is co-authored by Trevor Timm. In its six years of existence, Twitter has staked out a position as the most free speech-friendly social network. Its utility in the uprisings that swept the Middle East and North Africa is unmatched, its usage by activists and journalists alike to spread news and galvanize the public [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Jillian York Welcome to the 38th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Jillian York, who is filling in for Rafat Ali. First, we get a special on-the-ground report from special guest Mohamed El Dahshan in Tunisia, talking about a ruling expected from the country’s [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Robert Rosenthal Welcome to the 37th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Jillian York, who is filling in for Rafat Ali. It’s been a crazy week in media + tech, with important mergers abounding! First up is the Center for Investigative Reporting announcing that [...] more »