Tag: press freedom

by Josh Stearns

This month the Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual analysis of Attacks on the Press, including a “Risk List” of the places where press freedom suffered most in 2013. As you might expect, conflict areas filled much of the list — Syria, Egypt, Turkey — but the place on the top of the list [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Facebook effect on the news (Derek Thompson / The Atlantic) 2. U.S. plummets in global press freedom rankings (Josh Stearns / Free Press) 3. BuzzFeed’s native advertising: Ads you want to share? (Henry Taylor / The Media Briefing) 4. MacNeil/Lehrer Productions teams up with Al-Monitor for web specials (Nick Vivarelli / Variety) 5. [...] more »

by Mong Palatino

Popular Indonesian Twitter user Benny Handoko, @benhan on Twitter, was sentenced to one year of probation late last month, after being found guilty of defaming a former politician. Handoko tweeted on Dec. 7, 2012 about former Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) member Mukhamad Misbakhun (@misbakhun), calling him a crook who had stolen from Century Bank, the embattled financial institution at the [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

The following is an opinion piece from correspondent Josh Stearns. A version of this post also appeared on FreePress.net. Tuesday’s court decision, which struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order and threatened the future of Net Neutrality, has huge implications for the future of journalism and press freedom. According to the Pew Research [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Saving the Net from the surveillance state: Q&A with Glenn Greenwald (Edward Moyer / CNET) 2. Where freedom of the press is muffled (David Carr / New York Times) 3. Brian Stelter, formerly of the New York Times, debuts as host of CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ (Erik Hayden / The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Why are [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

The following is an opinion piece from correspondent Josh Stearns, and portions were adapted from Stearns’ report, “Acts of Journalism: Defining Press Freedom in the Digital Age.” This summer the Society for Professional Journalists debated a proposal to change its name to the Society for Professional Journalism. The resolution didn’t pass, but the 100-year-old organization [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix now has more paying customers than HBO in the U.S. (Zachary Seward / Quartz) 2. BuzzFeed hires Pulitzer winner to head investigative unit (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Google unveils tools to access web from repressive countries (Sam Gustin / TIME) 4. Wikipedia editors, locked in battle with PR firm, delete [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The New York Times is building a new TimesMachine (Nieman Lab) 2. Publishers try a different kind of pay wall, unlocked by watching web video (AdAge) 3. Journalists quit Trinidad paper in press freedom crisis (Guardian) 4. Months after settlement, retailers start cutting Penguin e-book prices (paidContent) 5. Charter CEO pushes cable consolidation (WSJ) [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

One of the most troubling things about the politicians and pundits who are calling for Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s prosecution, calling him an accomplice to Edward Snowden’s leaks, is that just a month ago we saw the same language coming out of the Justice Department itself. Before the National Security Agency leaks captured the nation’s [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Average American spends an hour a day of quality time with their smartphone (AllThingsD) 2. Golden Pen of Freedom awarded to Myanmar publisher (Journalism.co.uk) 3. In defense of Twitter’s role as a social media watchdog (Digiphile) 4. Research: Public interest in hyperlocal media is high while advertiser interest is low (London School of Economics) 5. Opinion: Who needs reporters? (NYT) 6. On-the-record quotes from DOJ’s [...] more »