Browsing the "Censorship" Tag

New Tools Heat Up Censorship Arms Race

March 27th, 2015 | by EJC

Online censorship may be as old as the Internet, but in today’s high-tech world, it is increasingly a perpetual arms race between censors looking for better ways to probe and muzzle, and a circumvention community looking to help the censored get and send information while protecting their digital identity


Toxic Information And The Fight Against Ebola

December 10th, 2014 | by EJC

In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, media campaigns about Ebola, scripted by health ministries and international organizations, have been broadcast across FM networks and on the few local television stations. Designed to contribute to public education, the messages have, in some cases, produced the opposite effect


Old Problems Persist Even in Digital Media Era

December 4th, 2014 | by EJC

There was alarming déjà vu at this year's Agenda for Change: Developing Independent Media in the Digital Age in Eurasia conference. Although media platforms were evolving, traditional fears persisted: censorship, propaganda, politicized use of economic and legal pressures. Drusilla Menaker recounts the discussion.


Russian Media Coverage Of MH17 Leaves No Room For Dissenting Voices

August 19th, 2014 | by EJC

Within Russia, television reports from Ukraine are rarely challenged by alternative views. Russia has invested a great deal in the international English-language television channel Russia Today as a means to counter global news juggernauts such as CNN and the BBC World News. Ilya Yablokov looks at what this means for the Russian mediascape in the wake of


Media Freedom On Hold In South Sudan Because Of Civil War

August 7th, 2014 | by EJC

On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, Reporters Without Borders has assessed the current state of freedom of information and its dashed aspirations in the world’s youngest state, which has been riven by civil war since mid-December


Questioning, Not Answering: Photo-Journalism

June 23rd, 2014 | by EJC

If anything newsworthy happens at a remote location, the photos used are mostly taken by local correspondents. Sailendra Kharel examines photojournalism in Nepal and its role in the storytelling process.



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