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The public is being kept out of government meetings, denied responses to record requests, and prevented from learning important facts about COVID-19 response.
Plus: “There is no bygone era of a well-informed, attentive public. What we have had in lieu of a well-informed citizenry is what might be termed a ‘load-bearing’ myth — the myth of the attentive public.”
Em 2017, o site identificou 19 prisões, 12 apreensões de equipamentos, 11 casos de agressão física e 4 censuras.
So far in 2017, U.S. Press Freedom Tracker says, there have been 19 arrests of journalists, 12 equipment searches and seizures, 11 physical attacks on journalists, and 4 border stops of journalists.
Despite a fraught political and economic environment for journalists, new outlets in Brazil are now experimenting with fact-checking, longform narrative writing, and citizen media.
Modeled on a successful program for protecting scholars threatened by their regimes, a similar project for journalists could help advance security for reporters working under conditions of limited press freedom.
As the year ends, take a moment to look past business models and apps and think about how you can help the challenged cause of press freedom worldwide.
Plus: The fallout of government surveillance, mugshot extortion, a Philly newspaper flap, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
The Arizona State professor is working on a book project that also looks at journalists’ poor understanding of online security.
A news ecosystem poised for growth has some fundamental questions to figure out — financial, legal, and journalistic.