Tag: free speech

by Julie Keck

1. Despite Yahoo ban, most tech companies support work-from-home for employees (AllThingsD) 2. Proposed Florida law targets mugshot sites but hits journalists’ First Amendment rights (Nieman) 3. After 125 years, a new name and website for The Herald Tribune (NYT) 4. Ready for your close up? Social Studios turns Facebook feeds into TV shows (GigaOm) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Rugged, colorful tablets designed for kids (Wired) 2. Kim Dotcom’s Mega announcement (CNN) 3. Wikileaks, via Twitter, names Aaron Swartz as a definite ally, possible source (Mashable) 4. Free-speech ruling extends protection to online firms but not users (AP) 5. [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

I’m not one to make predictions about the future of our media. I’m much more interested in prescriptions. Rather than talking about what we think might happen, let’s discuss what we agree needs to happen and how we might get there. The media isn’t just something that happens to us — it is something we [...] more »

by Mourad Teyeb

The following is an opinion piece by Tunisian freelance contributor Mourad Teyeb: The elections of October 23, 2011, were by all means historic for Tunisia and the whole Arab region. It was for the first time in their history that Tunisians had a democratically elected Parliament, made of a variety of political parties and views. [...] 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 Simon Roughneen

BANGKOK — Less than a week after a new cybercrime law came into force in the Philippines, the country’s Supreme Court today ruled to suspend implementation, pending review to decide if the law undermines civil liberties. The suspension comes after a public outcry mounted against some of the provisions of the law, which aims to [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark want more people to know how important Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230) is in protecting free speech on the Internet. To that end, the EFF and Newmark’s craigconnects initiative released this infographic to highlight the importance of the federal law. Newmark said [...] more »

by Simon Roughneen

BANGALORE, India — The Indian government has gone on the offensive against Internet giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, demanding hundreds of pages be removed or blocked after political unrest erupted in various parts of the country. On August 15, India’s independence day, Indian northeasterners began fleeing Bangalore, the country’s southern IT hub and [...] more »

by Simon Roughneen

BANGALORE — The weekend before last, black-clad Burmese journalists took to the streets of main city Rangoon to rail against the suspension of two local newspapers by the country’s censorship board. An estimated 300 protesters wore black T-shirts with the logo “Stop Killing the Press” after The Voice Weekly and The Envoy were suspended for [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Turner buys sports website Bleacher Report (AP) 2. What does Financial Times’ digital progress mean in dollars? (Guardian) 3. Most magazines suffered during the first half, report shows (FishbowlNY) 4. Why you can make a strong case for and against [...] more »