Stories about Media & Journalism from December, 2018
From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.
According to the myth, the Yiwu commodity index predicted the outcome of the US 2016 presidential election and is set to do the same for Europe's "yellow vest" protests.
Among the difficulties faced by voters are a ban on all unauthorized motorized public and private transportation and a complete shutdown of mobile Internet service.
After a surprising "no-confidence" vote, Guyana's president and members of the cabinet must resign, according to the constitution — a first for the country's politics.
The software was allegedly developed with help from Russia's security services.
In Cardinal George Pell's sexual abuse trial, Australian court fails to suppress the ‘nation's worst kept secret’
"The alleged suppression order on #georgepell is allowing fake news and hearsay and speculation take the place of reputable news sources."
Protests are estimated to have doubled in size after Serbian president vows "never" to meet demonstrators' demands.
TIME ignored the murder of three journalists while including a staged one. Why couldn’t both be included?
"...I get negative comments on social media, even by women, but I think these comments given to me have helped me grow from a better person to a better designer"
Local media misinformed the public about the scale and scope of the protest, sparking a cascade of online criticism.
"How can a prime minister be offended by someone sharing a Facebook post?"
Lebanon's Cybercrimes Bureau also asked him to sign a pledge to not speak about the case again, but he refused.
"We can discuss nuance all day long, but at the end of the day, it was Japan that invaded Korea and used slave labor."
"As much as we may wish it to be otherwise, Gary Griffith is not the answer to our prayers but the symptom of our failure."
Jamal Khashoggi's murder forces light on other abuses in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh blocks Skype and China goes after Twitter users.
In a TV interview, a former Macedonian government official revealed that the former party created and is still actively running online "troll farms".
Zak's death unleashed both demands for justice from LGBTQI communities from across the country as well as hate speech against such communities and Zak himself.