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Data Protection Bill 'threatens journalism'

The Data Protection Bill making its way through Parliament in late 2017 could remove an exemption enjoyed by journalists under the current Act, meaning they can “process” sensitive information in breach of the normal rules, as long as it is for a story they believe is in the public interest. 29 more words

Media Freedom

Growing list of countries accused of suppressing media

The Guardian reports that “supposedly” free countries such as Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, Kenya, Poland, Hungary and Cambodia are joining totalitarian states in inhibiting media freedom. It says journalists now “self-censor, use pseudonyms or seek pre-approval from officials” before publishing. Read its article here

Human Rights

Web, crime and censorship hit media freedom - report

Censorship, organised crime and the commercial impact of the internet had made 2017 the worst year for media freedom since 2000, according to a group campaigning for freedom of expression. Read the Guardian report here

Human Rights

Free Media Movement at 25: Challenges of Media Freedom and Media Ethics

Sri Lanka’s Free Media Movement (FMM) is media freedom watchdog organization of Journalists. Started in 1992, it completes 25 years in 2017. FMM has been active in all areas relating to media freedom, defending the rights of journalists and other media workres. 323 more words

Sri Lanka

One Country, Three Systems and the Limits on Freedom in Today’s PRC

Written by Jeffrey Wasserstrom.

When journalists interviewed me during the lead-up to the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress, some grew frustrated by my unwillingness to make predictions.  1,858 more words


Censorship and Alter-production

Written by Guobin Yang.

I would like to approach the question of Internet censorship from a relatively unconventional angle. While a great deal of research aims to find out what is being censored on the Chinese Internet, I want to borrow ideas from a remarkable article by the literary scholar… 629 more words


Journalists stage protest in support of cartoonist Bala

Nischai Vats

Chennai, Nov.6: A judicial magistrate court granted bail to cartoonist G. Bala, who was arrested in Chennai for allegedly drawing caricatures which defamed Chief Minister, the Police Commissioner and the Tirunelveli Collector. 388 more words