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#IPIWoCo2016 Panel: Digital Journalism – Is the Internet Really a Safer Place?

“Ten years ago, the Russian segment of the World Wide Web, ru.net, was the most free place in the world for independent journalism and social media,” Galina Timchenko, editor-in-chief of Riga-based Russian-language online newspaper Meduza, said during a panel titled “Digital Journalism – Is the Internet Really a Safer Place?” at the International Press Institute […]

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Data, specific strategies needed to counter online abuse of women journalists

Cyber attacks – either in the form of direct threats, verbal abuse through social media platforms, hacking or espionage – represent a growing concern for the journalistic community, as online platforms and tools are increasingly important for the profession. The need to develop strategies to counter such attacks, in particular those that come in the […]

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Christian Payne on encryption: ‘You are duty-bound to protect your sources’

Communicating with encrypted channels carries a number of benefits, such as “the feeling that you have a private space [which] means that you can communicate freer, there is more democracy in your thoughts and in your mind”.  That is one the main forces that multimedia journalist Christian Payne says drove him to adopt encryption in […]

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U.N. Special Rapporteur emphasises private corporations’ role in regulating online speech

“A really big question online is, what’s the responsibility of the business sector, the corporate actors? Because when we are talking about online speech and harassment, most of it happens in places owned by private actors, they are not government. That’s actually is a very risky area right now: What responsibilities do we put on […]

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