Stories about Media & Journalism from September, 2019
Censorship and online threats against the press spell trouble for the future of Pakistani journalism
The Committee to Protect Journalists says as many as 61 journalists have been killed in Pakistan since 1992; in most cases, the perpetrators could not be identified.
Netizen Report: Pro-government doxxing campaigns rock Hong Kong, Serbia
Doxxing is all the rage in Hong Kong and Serbia, an Indian judge delivers a win for internet rights, and Facebook debuts plans for its oversight board.
Serbian journalists expose a ruling party bot application used to manipulate readers’ comments on media websites
Investigative journalists discovered that a mobile application linked to their country's ruling party IP address was used for automatic voting on user comments on websites of popular media outlets.
In a Pakistani town, Hindu-Muslim relations are tested after a Hindu temple is vandalised
"[The] government ought to arrest those ruined the Temple and school, no one has the right to harm other religious places."
Popular Twitter thread highlights dozens of examples of Japan's ‘Bubble-era’ PoMo architecture
Every corner of Japan features examples of postmodern architecture.
Filipino community radio stations struggle to survive amid attacks and difficulties
"If the marginalized are underserved by the mass media establishment, they must be allowed to be their own voice."
Netizen Report: Malicious attack takes Wikipedia offline
This week, Wikipedia went dark, Raul Castro got kicked off Twitter and the internet finally came back to Papua.
Serbian member of pro-Kremlin biker club under investigation for assaulting a female journalist
Journalist Verica Marinčić was stalked and attacked by a member of the 'Night Wolves' biker group, after posting a photo of his car, parked illegally.
Burundian refugees living in Tanzania face forced repatriation
An agreement could see Burundian refugees soon forced to return from Tanzania, despite dangers ahead of Burundi's 2020 elections.
Reading Kashmir: Understanding the conflict through its fiction and memoirs
Want to really understand the Kashmir conflict from an insider's perspective? Global Voices presents a list of essential reading by Kashmiris and authors with first-hand knowledge of the region.
Netizen Report: Two years after fleeing military attacks in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees face mobile blackout in Bangladesh
Refugees lose mobile access in Bangladesh, a Hong Kong web forum weathers a DDoS attack, and Turkey expands internet regulations.
‘I want a chance to prove my innocence': Formerly jailed Macedonian journalist denied retrial
The case against investigative journalist Tomislav Kezarovski is considered an example of judicial corruption during the country’s democratic backsliding between 2006 and 2017.
Serbian journalists expose anonymous doxing site's ties to pro-government media coterie
Istraga became notorious for its smear attacks against voices critical of the Vučić regime, including journalists and non-governmental organisations.
How Turkey's broadcast regulator is taking over the supervision of online content
Under a new regulation, local streaming services like Netflix are required to adjust their content to the regulator's rules and guidelines.
Millions in India's north-eastern Assam state at risk of losing citizenship
Approximately 1.9 million people are in the risk of becoming stateless in the northeastern Indian state of Assam after they were excluded from the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Once celebrated by Homer, Turkey's Mount Ida is losing trees and going bald
Activists and artists join forces in Turkey to fight deforestation caused by mining companies.
Nigerian journalist charged with treason after criticizing governor for corruption
For exposing government corruption, Nigerian journalist Agba Jalingo has been charged with treason, terrorism, cultism and public disturbance.