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Learning Lessons From Jordan’s Website Licensing Law

August 5th, 2015 | by EJC

Jordan requires news websites to register with the government and be headed by an editor who is a member of the journalists' syndicate. Depending on which side of this controversial measure you stand on, the provision of the Press and Publications law is either a bold move to improve professionalism in the burgeoning online media, or a not-so-subtle effort to strengthen political control over what is reported - and by whom


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


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.



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