Stories about Media & Journalism from November, 2013
In citizen photos and videos, police are seen beating protesters with batons, chasing unarmed protesters, and even kicking protesters that fall trying to escape.
In the last 20 years, 670 journalists have been killed in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to delegates from the IFEX-ACL alliance, which recently presented their Annual Report on Impunity 2013: “Faces and Traces of Freedom of Expression in Latin America and the Caribbean.” The crimes — most of which remain unsolved —...
The Valencian government, belonging to the conservative People's Party, has sent the police at 3 a.m. to shut down the regional public broadcaster Ràdio Televisió Valenciana (RTVV) [ca]. Since the government announced the decision to shut the broadcaster down on November 5, the journalists have been running both the radio...
A Catholic priest vocal in his criticism against South Korea's president over her government's electioneering scandal has been branded a 'pro-North Korea sympathizer' and is under investigation.
More than 100,000 anti-government protesters have stormed the streets of Bangkok in the past three days. Tensions rose when protesters occupied several government buildings
"Censorship will always exist, but the media's real strength of character can always find a way to show its courage and conscience."
A series of debates and workshops dedicated to the democratization of the media, digital radio, cryptography and surveillance, among other digital activism issues, starts tomorrow, November 26, in Rio de Janeiro. The Semana de Mídias Livres (Free Media Week) [pt] gathers three events in one until November 30: the second international conference Spectrum,...
In this second and final part of a series, we discuss the reactions and consequences on the shutdown of public television in Valencia, Spain.
The South Korean government has announced plans to allow large portal sites to censor or delete user comments that are deemed libelous or slanderous.
A political strategist eats his words after using Twitter to comment on the stand off between Australia and Indonesia over spying revelations.
The controversial bill seeks to impose tougher penalties for leaking Japan's national secrets, but critics fear it could curtail freedom of the press and the right to information.
The announcement by the Valencian government on the afternoon of November 5 fell like a bucket of cold water among television and public radio workers in Valencia, Spain.
Was the mastermind behind the Volgograd bus bombing killed by Russian special forces or captured by Dagestani civilians?
Workers who cut sugarcane and other crops in the coastal lowlands of Central America are being hit by a mysterious disease: From Panama to southern Mexico, laborers are coming down with kidney failure at rates unseen virtually anywhere else in the world. Families and villages are being devastated by the...
Oximity, a new website for news reading and writing, presents Global Voices stories to their readers in multiple languages.
A new multimedia project called Exposing the Invisible tells the stories of activists, hackers and journalists who work “at the new frontiers of investigation.” Through short films and text, the digital project by Tactical Technology Collective explores the missions of these experts and the tools they use to carry out...
A record 70 percent turnout was recorded in Nepal's first post-monarchy elections. Will this assembly accomplish what the last could not and draft a constitution?
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has decided to terminate his contract with the program's host channel, CBC. The saga continues after the popular show was taken off air.
Tessa Houghton shares the findings of a study which monitored media bias in Malaysia during the 13th General Elections a few months ago: Malaysian citizens who relied on English and Bahasa Malaysia newspapers and/or television as their media source/s during the GE13 campaign were not provided with fair and accurate...
A new “underground” newspaper called “Vigilant Citizen”, launched in Mozambique on the eve of elections, is being shared in .PDF by the blog Moçambique para Todos [pt]. Its cover carries the iconic image of protesters with the poster “Who keeps voting for these guys?”
Jean-Louis Robinson won 21.1 percent of the vote, and Hery Rajaonarimampianina won about 15.9 percent. The second round is scheduled for December 20, but many questions remain.