Stories about Media from June, 2017
Caught Between Saudi Coalition and Houthi Rebels, Yemeni Journalists Face Challenges on All Sides
Press freedom in Yemen is facing "eradication".
False Rumors of a Collapsed Tunnel in Madagascar Raise Questions about Cybercrime and Punishment
Moral of the story so far: No one is anonymous behind his screen; don’t take everything that is said on the internet at face value.
Detained Telegram Channel Admins Go on Hunger Strike in Iran
The centrist administration of President Hassan Rouhani has been publicly criticized by Iran's hardline political factions for refusing to censor some of Telegram’s features.
Angered by Online Censorship, Palestinians Say #NoToBlocking
Blocked websites are known for their criticism of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.
Palestinian Authority Once Again Censors Websites of Rivals and Critics
The blocked websites have been critical of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.
China Shutters Entertainment News Sites, Citing ‘Socialist Values’ and Cybersecurity
Crackdowns on entertainment news outlets indicate that controls are not only directed at the foreign enemy, but at thoughts and activities seen to go against “socialist core values”.
Pakistani Journalist Takes Intelligence Agency to Court Over Harassment
"Many friends have also confided tht seeing me go thru all wht i've had to has made thm self censor even more. Climate of fear persists"
Myanmar Journalists Unite Against Online Defamation Law
"Many people believe that the previous government, run by ex-generals, created such a legal mechanism to be able to sue those who stood against their administration."