Stories about Media from April, 2017
"A majority [of media workers in Hong Kong] have expressed an increasing pressure which results in deliberate self-censorship."
Kashmiris see more cuts to basic communications services, a Japanese artist gets fined for her 3D vagina art, and Thailand tells Facebookers to "unfollow" state critics.
In an unusual broadcasting flub this week, Iran's official state media network cut off the live video feed of a reporter in mid-sentence, censoring election coverage.
"As the war intensifies, and the number of armed groups and their influence in Iraq grows, the pressure on Iraqi journalists will increase.”
Singapore plans to update its Broadcasting Act, Philippine House Speaker is proposing to regulate social media, and Cambodian officials are mimicking Donald Trump by calling unfavorable news "fake".
"Almost 30,000 people were watching the VPITV broadcast on YouTube when the Bolivarian National Police took the cameraman."
Many of the new users do not yet know how to differentiate between authentic sources and fake or malicious ones.
The build up to #Armvote17 showcased a sample of the online tactics favoured by modern-day vote manipulators.