Media Freedom / Free Speech update

2019

03/26
Tech Firms, Activists Suffer Copyright Defeat After EU Vote
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-26/tech-firms-web-activi...

2/13
EU reaches tentative deal on copyright in digital age
http://www.tribtown.com/2019/02/13/eu-europe-copyright/

a good read on the state of journalism, on wired, what you know, but need to hear
https://www.wired.com/story/journalism-isnt-dying-its-returning-its-roots/

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2018
The global state of freedom of expression and information is at its lowest point for ten years. - reported 12/5
https://www.article19.org/xpa-18/

Online freedom is declining around the world, says report - Freedom House - reported 11/1
https://www.cnet.com/news/online-freedom-is-in-the-decline-globally-says...

EU -- Articles 11 and 13 of the EU Copyright Directive take a wrecking ball to core concepts, ... will have [impact] on innovation and the ability to communicate online - sep18
https://dontwreckthe.net/

Phantom free media 2017
http://phantom.university/node/15

Phantom freedom digital 2018sum
http://phantom.university/node/ unav

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web freedom - high to low

1 iceland & estonia
2 canada
3 germany ------- < holland here 20
4 australia
5 united states - 40
6 united kingdom
7 south africa
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8 japan
9 italy
10 france
low: hungary / lowest: china

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Q FOR MEMES: FREEDOM, COPY IDEAS, IN... ITA FR HUNG

Some easily found but not
recent or super relevant titles:

Italy - intimidation
https://www.thelocal.it/20181001/how-the-mafia-uses-violence-to-influenc...

France - state sponsoring
https://academic.oup.com/joc/article-abstract/66/5/857/4082419?redirecte...

Hungary - state monopoly
https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1O51DW

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Canada
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/feature/the-canadian-newspaper-industr...

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Online circles getting riskier

Microsoft says online behavior is getting worse
https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-research-shows-online-social-circles...

Also involved, Facebook...

From a 12/10 BBC news article on
the yellow vest protests we learned
that Facebook is prioritizing LOCAL:

"... coincided with a change in Facebook''s algorithm.
According to Buzzfeed News, in January this year the site
began to prioritise local networks and posts from family and
friends - leading to an explosion in popularity for such
regional groups"
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46480867

So, in 2011 we saw Arab Facebook Revolution and now,
in 2018, France has its Facebook-local groups organizing
and recently organizing the yellow-vest protests.

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Our free media report 2017
http://phantom.university/node/403

Our report for 2015 2016
a diary on freedom of speech and censorship
http://phantom.university/diaryoffreespeechEU20152016/

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