Stories about Media from September, 2017
Salvadoran journalists face violent threats on social media, Japanese activists stomp on hateful tweets and Chile doubles down on data retention.
Violence in Northwest Myanmar Sparks an Information War Online with Anti-Rohingya Hate Speech and Fake Photos
Malicious propaganda, hate speech, and false photos are making it difficult to verify information coming from the conflict in northwest Myanmar.
In a Facebook post, Amro criticized the Palestinian Authority's arrest of journalist Ayman Qawasmi .
"Cambodia lost a significant aspect of its media diversity. It lost a training ground for a generation of Khmer journalists. It lost a beacon of free speech."
Azamn newspaper was banned over a report on interference with the independence of the judiciary. One of its journalists remains in prison.
People are keen to tackle fake news on Facebook. But picture becomes more complex when news and information spread through WhatsApp.
"In fact, this is an assassination on democracy. In her passing, Karnataka has lost a strong progressive voice..."
The enemies of Turkey's authoritarian government are everywhere and state propaganda is taking on an increasingly absurd hue.
"...we only saw the government busy clearing the noise, using ridiculous reasons to refuse entry to outside journalists; and [compelling] multiple local outlets to conduct self-censorship..."