Stories about Media & Journalism from October, 2017
A known fake news purveyor published disinformation that Sebastian Kurz expelled Soros' Open Society Foundations from the country. It's not the first time fake news producers connected the two.
"What we have shown is that government servers that process and handle the data of citizens of Kyrgyzstan … was hosting an election campaign website that was collating similar data."
In Japanese, the 'kyr' in 'Kyrgyz' sounds a lot like 'kill'.
The Albanian Journalists' Union condemned "that such behavior and insulting communication is directly related to the dire situation faced by journalism in Albania."
Dylan Walker sang the song “China Dream and My Dream” during the country's October 1 national holiday, leading some netizens to speculate he was a paid propagandist for the government.
"Government needs to stop using so-called losses as an excuse to apply punitive changes aimed at gagging newsroom and management in a leading public broadcaster of the region."
The knife assault on Felgengauer sparked a wave of criticism against the state propaganda apparatus, which has recently intensified attacks on independent media in Russia, specifically Echo of Moscow.
Spotify and Soundcloud are now accessible for Iranians.
"Hey, non-Japanese are not prohibited from participating in Japanese elections, okay? I wonder why they do it. Does it feel good to spread such false rumors?"
RT's #1917Live, which marks the centennial of the October Revolution, is full of interactive and creative features. There is something missing, however: the Russian language.
Comparing how Pakistan is covered in media outlets within the country, the United States, and Global Voices.
What do you do when your national language doesn't show up in Google Translate? If you're the Faroe Islands, you just crowd-source your own solution.
Freedom of expression and press freedom are under attack in Algeria.
"I wanted to write something but found myself speechless. In an era like this, what can I say?"
Local media outlets in Puerto Rico are finding that key information about hurricane damage has been, as one US Congressman put it, "whitewashed."
Building Journalists with Integrity and Impact: A Community Journalism Project Takes Shape in Jamaica
The Caribbean needs solid, investigative journalists. One community-based journalism project in Jamaica has taken up the training challenge.
"By banning books that provoke the mind to think critically, this government of ours showed its true color of being an authority of bigotry and anti-intellectualism."
Aoyagi Bisen's video of her writing one of the most complicated Chinese characters went viral in September.
The shuttering of a Serbian newspaper led to physical protest and an online blackout with 150 participating websites.
How a question, a response and an inaccurate headline caused an impasse between the Jamaican government and the media, while netizens fear the underlying issue remains unaddressed.