Engagement in an age of declining press freedom Paid Members Public
Attacks on the independence of the press are underway in the UK and the US. Twitter is stripping context from thoughtful debates. The only antidote is thoughtful engagement work.
Facebook getting more involved in journalism is still a bad idea Paid Members Public
Do we really want to turn Facebook into an editorial beast?
Blogger flees Pakistan "fearing for his life" Paid Members Public
In some parts of the world, blogging is still very much a revolutionary activity [http://indianexpress.com/article/world/second-missing-pakistani-blogger-found-leaves-country-fearing-for-life-family-4497420/] : > Pakistani blogger Aasim Saeed who went missing earlier this month has been found but has quickly left the country fearing for his life, his family said on Sunday. Saeed’s
City Students Union votes to ban Mail, Sun and Express Paid Members Public
We are clearly living in interesting times. There are political moves afoot in the student union at City, University of London (where I lecture), to adopt the Stop Funding Hate approach (see post passim [https://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archives/2016/11/stop-funding-hate-attack-free-speech.html] ). That’s led to a student union
Is Stop Funding Hate an attack on free speech? Paid Members Public
Stop Stop Funding Hate [http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/11/stop-funding-hate-nasty-elitist-campaign-press-censorship/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Lunchtime_Espresso_16112016] , says Brendan O’Neill for The Spectator: > SFH’s agitation to pull ads from newspapers is not some simple, good, happy-clappy act of consumer caring. It’s
Inside the Facebook censorship machine Paid Members Public
Fascinating interview with Monika Bickert [http://recode.net/2014/09/12/how-facebook-decides-between-censorship-and-safety/] , the head of global policy for Facebook: > We use technology to help us triage reports, and we also use Microsoft’s Photo DNA to help us prevent images of child exploitation from being uploaded to the site, but
And now - a message from the Department of Dirty Paid Members Public
It’s for your protection. You don’t want to be dirty [http://www.departmentofdirty.co.uk], do you?
"Right To Censor" Watch Paid Members Public
[https://i0.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2014/07/548769325_fa45ca523a_o.jpg] Well, it’s looking like the judgement that gives people the “right to be forgotten” [http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2014-05/cp140070en.pdf] is rapidly becoming the “right to censor”. In