Tag: censorship

by Julie Keck

1. AllThingsD severs ties with Dow Jones, still looking for a potential buyer or partner (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Nielsen to add data for mobile viewing (Amol Sharma & Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal) 3. Pinterest will start showing ads as audience grows, shifts to mobile (Josh Constine / TechCrunch) 4. Microsoft COO: [...] more »

by Jillian C. York

Two years ago, a group of governments came together in The Hague to form a coalition committed to respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  At the initial event, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the audience with a call for universal human rights to apply online, [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

The decision last month by CBS to bar its tech news site subsidiary, CNET, from reviewing certain products felt like an old-school case in media ethics, a classic example of editorial independence subverted by corporate influence. But a longer lens shows that in embracing one ethos presented by the digital age, CBS ran smack into [...] more »

by Shawn Crispin

Cyberattacks on news websites and apparent government hacking into journalists’ email accounts have raised new questions about the integrity of media reforms in Burma. The New York Times reported earlier this month that several journalists who regularly cover Burma-related news recently received warning messages from Google that their email accounts may have been hacked by [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Who will buy the Boston Globe? (Poynter) 2. Google Journalism Fellows announced (Google – Official Blog) 3. What the Tesla affair tells us about data journalism (Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 4. Egypt crowdsources censorship, asks citizens to report blasphemous web content (Fast Company) 5. Twitter’s new advertising API is part of an ongoing [...] more »

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 »