Social Media

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Read and delete: How Weibo's censors tackle dissent and free speech

March 3, 2016 8:00 AM ET

The Chinese microblogging site Weibo has a huge following, with around 100 million users posting every day. For those living in China, one of CPJ's 10 most censored countries, the social network offers the chance to discuss and share...

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The business of censorship: Documents show how Weibo filters sensitive news in China

March 3, 2016 8:00 AM ET

When journalists at the Guangdong-based Southern Weekly found that their 2013 new year editorial had been changed, without their knowledge, to exalt the virtues of the Communist Party, they took their outrage to the Chinese microblogging site Weibo....

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After disputed Uganda election, journalists fear prolonged crackdown

February 29, 2016 5:33 PM ET

Twenty nine-year-old photographer Abubaker Lubowa was excited when he was assigned to cover the campaign of opposition leader Kizza Besigye. He told CPJ he did not anticipate that the assignment would mean he would make the news almost as...

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Uganda blocks social media and mobile phone services during voting

February 18, 2016 1:11 PM ET

Nairobi, February 18, 2016 --- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Ugandan authorities' restricting access to social media as voters went to the polls in today's presidential elections....

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We're live from Taipei! Please don't tell China's censors

January 19, 2016 4:33 PM ET

Typically, news organizations like to promote original reporting. When an outlet covers a breaking news event at the time and from the place where the event is happening, they want their audience to know. However, for Chinese commercial media...

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CPJ joins call for Nigeria to drop anti-social media legislation

December 16, 2015 2:24 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists alongside 19 Nigerian, African and international organisations today signed an open letter addressed to the upper chamber of Nigeria's parliament calling for the rejection of a bill which would undermine press freedom, stifle public opinion,...

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Two new initiatives will hold tech companies accountable on press freedom

November 20, 2015 3:52 PM ET

The launches of OnlineCensorship.org today and Ranking Digital Rights on November 3 will ensure technology companies serve--rather than squelch--the free flow of news online....

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In Jordan, TV anchor charged under cybercrimes law for Facebook post

November 6, 2015 6:03 PM ET

Washington D.C., November 6, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Jordan to release TV anchor Tareq Abu al-Ragheb who was arrested Tuesday for posting allegedly insulting comments on Facebook, according to reports....

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Internet gateway plan threatens online freedoms in Thailand

September 29, 2015 10:58 AM ET

Bangkok, September 29, 2015--An initiative in Thailand to create a single government-controlled gateway for international Internet traffic represents a clear danger to online freedoms, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement today. CPJ calls on Prime Minister Prayuth...

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In Azerbaijan, independent journalist dies after being beaten in Baku

August 10, 2015 3:26 PM ET

New York, August 10, 2015--An independent reporter in Azerbaijan died early Sunday after being beaten viciously the day before in Baku, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Azerbaijan to conduct an efficient and...

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