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Restricting media in Covid-19 is life threatening for communities

  As journalists around the world work to report the crucial information their communities need to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, they face many hurdles. These include restrictive laws and having to combat disinformation. The coronavirus outbreak spread a human rights crisis across borders; the Jordanian government activated the draconian Defense Law, the Philippines’ Duterte administration  […]

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Maria Ressa: Social media being weaponized to discredit journalists online

Over the last few years, autocratic leaders around the world have begun perfecting techniques of weaponizing social media to discredit critical journalists online, according to Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, who was speaking at the International Press Institute’s (IPI) virtual World Congress 2020 today. “Authoritarian governments are consolidating power by weaponizing social media and the law […]

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Digital Censorship: Turkey’s New Social Media Law and Its Implications for Free Media (Aug 31, 2020)

  The IPI Turkish National Committee hosted the English-language webinar “Digital Censorship: Turkey’s New Social Media Law and Its Implications for Free Media” following the passage of Turkey’s controversial new social media regulations in July which dramatically expands government control over free expression on social media and online platforms. The webinar is the fourth in a new […]

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IPI Turkey: Digital Censorship: Can social media be prohibited?

  The IPI Turkish National Committee will be hosting the webinar “Digital Censorship: Can social media be prohibited?” to mark Turkey’s Press Day, July 24, which marks the abolition of official censorship in 1908 during the late Ottoman Empire. On Friday, July 24, journalists and IPI National Committee members Banu Güven and Emre Kızılkaya and […]

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