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Filipino Supreme Court suspends cybercrime law

La Cour suprême philippine suspend la loi sur le "cybercrime"

Des milliers de citoyens et journalistes à travers le monde se sont mobilisés contre la nouvelle loi votée aux Philippines sur le "cybercrime" qu’ils considèrent comme une porte ouverte au "cyber-autoritarisme". Ils craignent que cette loi qui légalise la surveillance des posts sur facebook, des (...)

Mapping Digital Media

Etat des lieux du numérique en Europe

Pesant le pour et le contre grâce à de nombreuses contributions, ce rapport de l’Open Society Media Program sur l’impact de l’explosion du numérique sur la démocratie soutient que l’accès à l’information est davantage garanti par les médias des services publics.
Outlining the pros and cons of digital (...)

, by SACSIS

South African Television’s Accumulation by Dispossession

By Jane Duncan

Last month, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) released draft Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) regulations for a second round of public consultations. The DTT transition provides South Africa with an opportunity to address the uneven development of television, (...)

, by Common Dreams

Media Get Bored With Occupy and Inequality

By John Knefel

Class issues fade along with protest coverage
Occupy Wall Street is rightly credited with helping to shift the economic debate in America from a fixation on deficits to issues of income inequality, corporate greed and the centralization of wealth among the richest 1 percent. The movement has (...)

, by Dissident Voice (DV)

Social or Anti-Social Media?

By Frank Scott

"If we want to save life and humanity, we are obliged to end the capitalist system." Bolivian President Evo Morales
We hear and read that the economy is rebounding – again – and this during a multi billion dollar presidential campaign. Gee. Threats of more foreign wars are also unrelated to (...)

, by Himal Southasian

The Pentagon’s Southasia

By Kanak Mani Dixit

A new web portal run by the US military could herald an interventionist rather than home-grown regionalism.
In December 2011, a new Southasiannews portal became available on the web – Khabar South Asia. This could have been a welcome development, given the decades-long campaign to promote (...)

, by Frontline

Arab Spring and the social media

By Sashi Kumar

The buzz generated online at momentous junctures, such as the uprisings in the Arab world, is certainly more than mere static.
[...] The nature and scope of the agency of the social media in the Arab Spring are, given the continuing flux in the region, a developing story. But the reading in (...)

, by SACSIS

Press Self-regulation: Dead or Alive?

By Jane Duncan

In the next few weeks, the Press Freedom Commission will be holding public hearings into the adequacy of the self regulatory system for the press. In terms of this system, complaints of unethical reporting are handled by the Press Council of South Africa (PCSA), which was set up and is run by (...)

, by Access Now

Internet’s future uncertain in post-war Iraq

In the aftermath of the 2003 US invasion, Iraq has struggled to rebuild infrastructure critical to providing citizens basic tools for economic, political, and social justice and prosperity.
Among the government’s main initiatives is increasing access to the internet and other channels of (...)

, by Global Voices

Cuba: Blogger and Scholar Ted Henken on New Media in Cuba

The first post in this two-post series featured highlights from a discussion between bloggers in Cuba, the United States (US), and Spain focusing on the use of new media in Cuba, where Internet access and technological tools are extremely scarce.
For this post, I interviewed City University of (...)

, by Media Diversity Institute

US Journalism’s Lack of Focus on Wall Street

By Pedja Urosevic

They’ve been ‘occupying’ Wall Street for almost a month, but people looking for information on what it’s all about are forced to go offshore for television journalism that will explain it to them. Mainstream media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protest in the United States has been lamentable. (...)

, by Creative Commons

The Power of Open

The world has experienced an explosion of openness. From individual artists opening their creations for input from others, to governments requiring publicly funded works be available to the public, both the spirit and practice of sharing is gaining momentum and producing results.
Creative (...)

, by Open Society Foundations

Mapping Digital Media: Citizen Journalism and the Internet

By Nadine Jurrat

The Open Society Media Program has commissioned background papers on a range of topics that are important for understanding the effects of new technology on media and journalism. The papers accompany a series of reports, "Mapping Digital Media," on the impact of digitization on democracy in 60 (...)

, by SACSIS

Reinventing Africa as a Country

By Liepollo Pheko

Africa is again becoming a “country” in the popular discourse of Western media intent on rebranding the entire continent as the eternal basket case.
Despite North Africa’s Arab Spring (which has inspired a global movement against corrupt and undemocratic leadership) and the birth of Africa’s 54th (...)

, by SACSIS

Murdoch, Mugabe, Malema and the Media

By Glenn Ashton

The media will always be a contested space. Some insist there should be no controls over the amorphous beast that is the media; others insist we cannot have a free-for-all. In South Africa we presently walk an uneasy middle road between a free press, a powerful public broadcaster as well as (...)

, by Eurozine

Scenes from the battlefield

By Iryna Vidanava

Despite renewed crackdowns on the independent media in Belarus, there are signs that the tide is turning in the battle for free speech in the country. However, victory for the democratic forces will require politicizing Belarus’ young Internet audience, writes Iryna Vidanava.
Since the flawed (...)