Stories about Media from June, 2014
Hong Kong: Massive DDoS Attacks Continue, Targeting Pro-Democracy News Site
Days after a massive DDoS attack on a citizen-led online voting system, news sites Apple Daily Hong Kong and Taiwan were paralyzed by hackers.
54 Days in Prison and Counting for Ethiopia's Zone 9 Bloggers
Six members of the Zone 9 blogging collective and three journalists have been in prison with no formal charges since April 25, 2014.
Interview: Thailand's Coup Brings Self-Censorship, Curtailment of Free Speech
In this interview with a Thai citizen, we learn the impact of the ongoing military coup on the media and online freedom of expression in Thailand.
Delfi v. Estonia: Website Liability for User Comments Would Stifle Free Expression
Comment is free - until it isn't. The European Court of Human Rights will soon decide whether websites should be held legally responsible for the content of user comments.
Malaysian PM Sues News Site for Libel
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is suing Malaysiakini website for libel over reader comments on two articles that paint Najib in a negative light.
Meeting with Putin, Industry Leaders Ditch Users on Digital Rights
Vladimir Putin attended a much-anticipated meeting with Russian Internet industry leaders in Moscow today. Did they discuss Internet freedom? Barely.
Icing the Virtual Cake: Jordan's Draft Telecom Law
A newly proposed telecom law would give the Telecommunications Commission broad powers to criminalize and block various types of online content.
Moroccan Rapper Behind Bars While Justin Timberlake Performs A Few Miles Away
Activists have launched a campaign to free local rapper El-Haqed, who was arrested under what they say are trumped up charges, while the state sponsors Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys.