The CRTC has become the target of a new media democracy movement, and TorStar media columnist Antonia Zerbisias has a column
about it — and the grassroots media activists,
lawyers, academics, labour groups and cultural nationalists involved.
They want Canadians to write to the CRTC by July 18, the deadline for
its September hearings on media concentration and diversity.
Continue Reading CRTC new focus of “media democracy” movement
The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten outsources himself.
Using web resources only, he reports on some sort of Indian political
meeting with some sort of people in some sort of strange clothes, who
made lots of some sort of strange noise.
If you’re a newspaper
publisher in India he’ll sell you the rights to his story for “the
surprisingly affordable price of 80 rupees, or about two bucks.”
Continue Reading “A hoot”
L’association European Youth Press regroupe de nombreux réseaux de médias jeunes de toute l’Europe pour les aider à travailler en réseau. Cette année, elle organise pour la première fois un événement à l’échelle européenne: le congrès européen de la presse jeune.
Mumsnet, a community website where women give advice, support and friendship, has apologized to a controversial childcare guru who sued over disparaging comments posted by some of its users. Mumsnet co-founder Justine Roberts, writing in the Press Gazette, says it’s time Britain’s libel laws caught up with the digital age and stopped treating web forums like traditional publishers.
Continue Reading Wanted: Libel law for a digital age
Numbers don’t lie – or do they? The conclusions drawn from a computer-assisted reporting (CAR) investigation could be incorrect or tarnish the reputation of a person or company. Making sure the story is accurate, complete and libel-proof is as important as re-checking the math. Toronto Star investigative reporter Rob Cribb and University of King’s College journalism prof Dean Jobb offer tips on how to put the story on a solid legal footing.
Continue Reading Libel-proofing CAR investigations
Au moins 25 gouvernements censurent Internet. C’est ce que révèle un rapport préliminaire du groupe d’observation Open Net Initiative après avoir étudié 41 pays. YouTube, Skype et Google Maps font partie des victimes.