Stories about Media & Journalism from August, 2018
In July 2018, Chinese state internet regulators received 6.7 million reports of illegal and false information.
In Mozambique, new licensing fees have raised the cost of doing journalism — and may threaten media freedom
The fees were described by Mozambican online newspaper @Verdade as "astronomical".
"The extent to which violence is escalating in this country is worrying and we should all be concerned. We need to reflect on these matters and find a way forward."
The #FreeKhayrullo campaign did its job and the government backed down. Now fearless Mirsaidov says he will appeal the conviction.
"The ethnic violence in Myanmar is horrific and we have been too slow to prevent misinformation and hate on Facebook."
"Kerala is striving together...to overcome the catastrophic flood. However...some are trying to malign this great effort with misinformation in the form of fake messages on social media."
"The spirit of unity, willpower, compassion, and dedication of thousands of volunteers belonging to state and non-state agencies in Kerala are indescribable."
The government has blamed social media users and activists for trying to create unrest by sharing provocative posts and content on Facebook.
Bangladeshi students go quiet as police pursue online accounts, Brazil gets a new data protection law and Facebook is still floundering in Myanmar.
Run by young reporters from the 130-year-old Colombian newspaper El Espectador, La Pulla combines hard analyzes with a raw sense of humor to delve into complex topics.
A bold and popular journalist is appealing a 12 year-sentence he received after speaking out against official corruption.
"A donkey beaten to pulp, punched in the face and abdomen several times, nose broken, kicked all over his body until he collapsed."
“You cannot bring us up with a mentality of freedom and then try to oppress us.”
The Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club is under fire for organizing a talk by independence activist Andy Chan.
Repressive laws and cumbersome bureaucracy are putting hundreds of Russians behind bars for sharing memes online.
Venezuela goes after journalists' cameras after drone attack, Iran re-routes Telegram (to government servers) and Google tries to go back to China.
"We hope to see a genuine departure from the old oppression, and a transition into a Malaysia where all ideas can be discussed peacefully and our constitutional rights exercised maturely."
While Marques had been brought to court on previous occasions, this was the first time he was formally acquited.
In a new move aimed at tightening the state-imposed ban on the Telegram messaging app, the Telecommunications Company of Iran (TCI) temporarily rerouted Telegram app traffic in violation of domestic law in July 2018.
"...there were people with machetes in their hands chasing unarmed students. And the police are standing by watching it happen."