Tag: free speech

by Julie Keck

1. Whisper: The anonymous app that isn’t so anonymous after all (John McDermott / Digiday) 2. Turkish journalist briefly detained for tweets in first ‘reasonable doubt’ raid (via Hurriyet Daily News) 3. The other reason the TV guys are moving to the Web (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Boston’s WBUR wants to build a new [...] more »

by Shawn Burns

In 2011, leading global media players gathered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to discuss Advocacy Journalism in the Digital Age. Three years is a long time in the digital space (consider — Instagram was launched late 2010), but the words of the conference’s keynote speaker, Monumental Sports and Entertainment CEO Ted Leonis, could easily [...] more »

by Tim Karr

The following is a guest post from FreePress. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Net neutrality — the principle that protects Internet users’ free speech rights — is censorship. Did you get that? You did if you happened to be reading the Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages. Former Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell recently wrote [...] more »

by Joel Simon

The following is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. With journalists around the world being killed, kidnapped, and murdered in record numbers why is the Committee to Protect Journalists launching a campaign targeting U.S. government policies? The answer is simple. Because we must fight to preserve a global system on which [...] more »

by Padraig Reidy

A recent court ruling in Ireland could have reintroduced the concept of criminal libel to the state, despite criminal defamation offenses being abolished as recently as 2009. The case itself was one of a particularly grim relationship break-up. Names are not available, as the people involved were also locked in a criminal case in which [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Russia orders bloggers to ‘register’; outlaws anonymous blogging (Glyn Moody / Techdirt) 2. Comcast says Netflix slowed down its own streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Facebook partners with Storyful to launch FB Newswire, a news feed for journalists on Facebook and Twitter (Andy Mitchell / Facebook) 4 Journalists’ sources are no longer safe [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Automattic, steward of WordPress, snaps up Longreads (Brad Stone / Businessweek) 2. “Journalism is aggregation” (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings (Daren Butler / Reuters) 4. The Heartbleed hit list: The passwords you need to change right now (Mashable) 5. Journalism needs the right skills to survive [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The newsonomics of Digital First Media’s Thunderdome implosion (and coming sale) (Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab) 2. US secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest (Desmond Butler, Jack Gillum & Alberto Arce / AP) 3. Turkey’s Twitter ban violates free speech: constitutional court (Humeyra Pamuk / Reuters) 4. Aereo attracts support from Dish Network, [...] more »

by Geoffrey King

In less than a week, Turkish voters will cast their ballots in local elections widely seen as a test of support for embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has faced growing questions about official corruption since a high-level probe first became public in December. Although many observers believe Erdoğan will survive the current political crisis, the prime [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Survey: Emerging and developing nations want freedom on the Internet (Pew Research) 2. Internet tolls and the case for strong net neutrality (Reed Hastings / Netflix) 3. Twitter blocked in Turkey as Prime Minister pledges to ‘eradicate’ it (Chris Taylor / Mashable) 4. Medium launches iPhone app for reading stories on the go (Casey [...] more »