Stories about Media & Journalism from March, 2019
Pro-EU candidate Zuzana Čaputová won the first round following an eventful race that was wittily captured by the Slovakian internet on memes.
"This 'hero' forced us to stay indoors, to suspect from everyone, and to react with fire and violence."
“If democracies do not resist, ‘Chinese-style’ propaganda will gradually invade the world’s media, competing with journalism as we know it.”
Researchers see a correlation between a lack of information and a lack of good quality public services.
Through serious analysis and their signature wit, Luis Carlos Diaz and Naky Soto have helped a generation of us learn our digital rights.
"He may have sought notoriety but we, in New Zealand, will give nothing — not even his name."
The EU makes a final decision on copyright rules, Iraq considers a new cybercrime law, and internet activists in Kazakhstan, Egypt and Venezuela face legal threats.
Journalist Maria Karpenko says her editor confronted her about co-running a Telegram channel critical of St. Petersburg authorities.
"This is a significant step, and a rare one in murders of journalists. We hope authorities keep their promise to bring all perpetrators to justice."
The Global Voices community is relieved that our colleague is safe and with his family.
After hours of silence from the authorities, Díaz was confirmed to be detained by the Bolivarian Intelligence Police (SEBIN).
Venezuelans are finding ways to gather, organize and assess information on their own terms.
"This app is no more than an easy way out for selfish men who want to avoid the responsibilities of housework and childcare."
Social media plays a prominent role this time around as both government actors and ordinary citizens on both sides of the border report events online minute by minute.
Russia sends an official implicated in a sexual harassment scandal to the 2019 UN Commission on the Status of Women
Leonid Slutsky’s appointment as the head of a national delegation to a global forum on the status of women can only be regarded as an act of cruel trolling.
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Provisions of the new law make it clear that its real target are the online news outlets still not fully controlled by the state or its subsidiaries.
As we witness the rise of the Yellow Vests, France revisits its bloodthirsty history.
Shawkan, who was working for Demotix at the time of his arrest, spent almost four years in pre-trial detention.
According to Nakai, instead of saying "change in 1,000 yen notes" (釣り千円で, or surisenyende), the convenience store clerk said masturbation, or zurizen (ずりせん).
Divela told the Committee to Protect Journalists via WhatsApp that some "powerful figures in Ghana sought to harm him" after an image of him was published on TV.