Stories from 6 September 2017
Puerto Rico, an island already broken by a bitter economic and political crisis, suffers through the tragic passing of Hurricane Irma.
Media outlets, including Global Voices, have mistakenly identified a photo of Simon Ateba as Ahmed Abba. Both are journalists whose reporting on Boko Haram got them into trouble in Cameroon.
"Cambodia lost a significant aspect of its media diversity. It lost a training ground for a generation of Khmer journalists. It lost a beacon of free speech."
People are keen to tackle fake news on Facebook. But picture becomes more complex when news and information spread through WhatsApp.
Azamn newspaper was banned over a report on interference with the independence of the judiciary. One of its journalists remains in prison.
"The King is very much concerned about his image. Nothing is left to coincidence, everything is calculated."
The rhetoric of the Rouhani administration is giving off less hope for online freedoms, and the popular foreign minister's statements about not tweeting for Iranian audiences has increased concerns.
In Quest for ‘Ideological Security’, China Pushes to Extend Communist Party Influence Inside Tech Firms
Until recently, companies had no obligation to participate in Communist Party activities. But now informal political pressure to do so is getting stronger and stronger.
"...at least few more hours of walk[ing] before they can rest and maybe one kind villager will show up and offer them some food and some water."
"Assad's 'healthier and homogeneous society' is built by systematic killings, demographic evacuations & wiping out whole neighborhoods."
"In fact, this is an assassination on democracy. In her passing, Karnataka has lost a strong progressive voice..."
The anti-migrant campaign incites fear among the local population which is believed to be intended to mobilize support for the dwindling political base of the former ruling party.