Take a look at this
story in The New York Review of Books—it
gets inside the challenges bloggers face as they are considered a “threat to
the Cuban government’s international image,” and cites CPJ’s findings about imprisonment
(Cuba has 22 journalists in
jail, more than anywhere in the world except China and Iran). Read “Can the
Internet Bring Change to
General purpose computers give journalists an incredible amount of power to create, research, and publish their work away from those who may wish to interfere. But such independence requires that the computer itself remain free and uncompromised by software that works against the journalist's own interests.
Mark Twain once said, “In our country we have
those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience,
and the prudence never to practice either.” In the witty
genius’ land, the United States, such irony suggests that people should not to
waste the opportunities that democracy offers. But in
Do you believe the free flow of information must be protected? Sign the #RightToReport petition and demand that President Obama immediately:
1. Issue a presidential policy directive prohibiting the hacking and surveillance of journalists and media organizations.
2. Limit aggressive prosecutions that ensnare journalists and intimidate whistleblowers.
3. Prevent the harassment of journalists at the U.S. border.
Or click here to see the full petition, and join leading journalists like Christiane Amanpour, The Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the AP Kathleen Carroll, and Arianna Huffington in signing on.