I’ve been telling reporters that Twitter’s new national
blocking policy was like Chekhov’s
gun. Its recent appearance inevitably prefigured its future use.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/internet/2012/02/brazil-set-to-test-twitters-selective-blocking-pol.php
New York, February 10, 2012–The body of
Brazilian journalist Mario Randolfo Marques Lopes was found on Thursday in the
city of Barra do Piraí in Rio de Janeiro state, according to news reports. Randolfo reported on local corruption and had survived at
least one attempt on his life in recent years, news reports said.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/02/journalist-who-covered-corruption-murdered-in-braz.php
Just how free should the Internet be in India? And whose job
is it to police the Web?
Two recent court cases turn on these questions, and more
specifically, whether Internet companies have a responsibility to filter
content. In a country where Internet usage is growing exponentially, but where
the scars of communal violence, terrorism and identity politics are fresh, the
answers are likely to have deep
ramifications for years to come.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/02/old-issues-new-debates-on-internet-freedom-in-indi.php
York, February 10, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all
parties involved in the ongoing political dispute in Maldives to respect the
role of the media in covering the protests and stop the attacks on journalists
and news outlets. After political violence escalated in the wake of former
President Mohamed Nasheed’s resignation on Tuesday, at least two TV stations
were attacked, according to news reports.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/02/in-maldives-political-standoff-threatens-safety-of.php