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Are journalists personally afraid of a Trump presidency?

Are journalists personally afraid of a Trump presidency? That’s the suggestion of this Vox article:

In my experience, it goes yet deeper than this. Quietly, privately, political reporters wonder if Trump is a threat to them personally — if he were president, would he use the powers of the office to retaliate against them personally if he didn’t like their coverage of his administration?

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Thinking

Filming in a public place? It may not be so 'public'

Be aware: places where the public freely go may not be “public places” in every sense  – if they’re privately owned, you may need consent to film. 20 more words

Images

Xi Jinping ramps up his crackdown on the Chinese media – both online and off

Written by Sally Xiaojin Chen.

With almost no notice, any website in China can be shut down on a temporary or permanent basis if it’s deemed to contain “politically incorrect” content. 1,001 more words

China

The Internet of ignorance

A group of angry people massacre innocent civilians.

A political leader says it’s easy to fix this problem.  Another political leader says it’s difficult.

People seem inclined to vote for the leader who says the issue is easy to fix. 268 more words

Reviews

A Mass Grave for Journalists and Journalism?

Moscow. July 20. Interfax.Ru. Official Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has commented on the death of journalist Pavel Sheremet in Kiev.

“A car in which Pavel Sheremet was located has exploded in Kiev.
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Putinism

23rd McNae's sees significant new laws

The 23rd edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists reflects the fast-moving legal and regulatory landscape for the media, say its authors in a blog post. 30 more words

Privacy

Parody and mockery okay under copyright law

Parody and pastiche involve copying someone else’s creative work to some extent, which should breach copyright law. That in itself would infringe the human rights of the person making the parody. 29 more words

Human Rights