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  1. Author warns coalition of MPs (CPCCA) intent on criminalizing free speech on Israel/Palestine
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The author of a new book on antisemitism kicks off a Western Canada tour Sept. 17 to sound an alarm that a coalition of MPs (CPCCA) is intent on outlawing criticism of Israel as being antisemitic, posing a significant threat to free speech.
  2. Blindspots in The News
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
  3. Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue
    Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion articles. This lack of balanced information affects everything from people having the information they need to decide how to vote to all of us better understanding how power is exercised in our communities. The censorship consists of banning some topics and discussions and filtering out stories and ideas that do not fit the current mainstream media agenda.
  4. Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why
    The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
  5. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  6. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  7. The conspiracy to censor the Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The political representatives of the American ruling class are engaged in a conspiracy to suppress free speech. Under the guise of combating "trolls" and "fake news" supposedly controlled by Russia, the most basic constitutional rights enumerated in the First Amendment are under direct attack.
  8. Cowardly New World: Alternative Media Under Attack by Algorithms
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    An insidious assault is underway against alternative media on the internet. Leftist and progressive websites have been suffering significant declines in traffic. Some have had online income sources cut. Many others have been publicly defamed.
    The only voices speaking the truth, says Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, are those on the fringes and we must amplify them however we can. Some suggestions:
    * Read/view alternative media stories and share them in whatever venues you can.
    * Stop consuming mainstream media and stop posting links to it.
    * Actively support alternative media by donating money, time or other resources.
    * Stop using Google as your search engine; I recommend DuckDuckGo. You will be surprised at how much you've been missing.
    * Become the media: take your own photos or video and write up stories yourself for whatever outlet will take your work, even if that's only your own blog.
  9. Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The U.S. government gives lip service to online free speech but simultaneously acts in ways to drastically limit freedom of expression.
  10. First they came for Alex Jones. Now Facebook bans Venezuela news site
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Days after the purge of Alex Jones from social media, Big Tech seems to have found another suitable target for apparent censorship. Facebook suspended the page of a prominent leftist news site writing about Venezuela.
  11. For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    In this open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, the threat and consequences of internet censorship and reduction in access to information is highlighted.
  12. From an Open Internet, Back to the Dark Ages
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their will, censoring content that threatens their rule. But in the "democratic" west, it is being done differently. The state does not have to interfere directly -- it outsources its dirty work to corporations.
  13. Google will 'de-rank' RT articles to make them harder to find - Eric Schmidt
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The Executive Chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet states that the company will engineer specific algorithms for news services RT and Sputnik to make their content less prominent on the search engine's news delivery services.
  14. Google's de-ranking of RT in search results is a form of censorship and blatant propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A commentary on the recent admission by an executive of Google's parent company (Alphabet) that special algorithms are being created to filter RTs news in order to make it appear less prominently in Google's search results.
  15. Google's Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Recent remarks by the Executive Chairman of Google's parent company confirm charges that the company has been deliberately altering its search algorithms and taking other measures to prevent the public from accessing information that is critical of the US government.
  16. Google's new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    New data suggests that the implementation of changes in Google's search evaluation protocols resulted in a massive loss of readership of socialist, anti-war and progressive web sites.
  17. Google's Ridiculous AdSense Morality Police Strike Again
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The morality police at AdSense argued that this news story -- which was about a legal dispute concerning the video -- somehow violated AdSense's terms against putting the ads on content including "strategically covered nudity" and "lewd or provocative poses." Apparently, the AdSense team has no "newsworthy" exception to these idiotic policies.
  18. How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2007
    John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman by the Israelis as an example of how "we" are trained to look on the rest of the world as quite unlike ourselves: useful or expendable.
  19. Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
  20. JournalismSources.com
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    A portal featuring news, articles, and resources about journalism, press freedom, free speech, censorship and related topics. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  21. Journalists in danger
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    As the United Nations Human Rights Council prepared for its Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan, Reporters Without Borders expressed alarm over growing threats to journalists’ lives and safety in many regions of the country.
  22. Judge dismisses obscenity charges against newspaper editor
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    A Lusaka court yesterday acquitted The Post editor Chansa Kabwela of a charge of #distributing obscene material# for sending the vice-president photos of a woman giving birth in a hospital car park.
  23. Onlinecensorship.org
    Resource Type: Website
    Onlinecensorship.org seeks to encourage social media companies to operate with greater transparency and accountability toward their users as they make decisions that regulate speech. We're collecting reports from users in an effort to shine a light on what content is taken down, why companies make certain decisions about content, and how content takedowns are affecting communities of users around the world.
  24. OrangeWebsite
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  25. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 21, 2018
    Their Interent or Ours?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2018
    The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glove with governments which want to suppress opposition and alternatives. What can we do about it? Is it our Internet or theirs?
  26. Royal Thai Navy sues two journalists for quoting Reuters report
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal defamation charges brought against Alan Morison, an Australian journalist based in the southwestern province of Phuket who edits the news website Phuketwan, and Chutima Sidasathian, a Thai journalist.
  27. The Salaita Affair
    Lessons Heard and Lessons Learned

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Professor Steven Salaita was to begin his new faculty appointment in Fall 2014 as a tenured Associate Professor in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His appointment was vetted through the multi-layer levels that are a mainstay of North American universities faculty appointment process. However, on August 1, 2014, the chancellor of UIUC Phyllis Wise informed Salaita that he did not have a faculty job at UIUC. The storm this di-hiring created amongst North American academics was unprecedented.
  28. Sources welcomes OrangeWebsite
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Sources welcomes a new member: OrangeWebsite. OrangeWebsite is an Icelandic web hosting service provider. Most of our clients are foreign journalists, bloggers, leakers and publishers.
  29. Their Internet or Ours?
    Introduction to the April 21, 2018 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    What happened to the Internet? The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glove with governments which want to suppress opposition and alternatives. What can we do about it? Is it our Internet or theirs?
  30. Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled deforestation on Sumatra Island.
  31. The War Against "Fake News" is a War on Us
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Barely a day passes without a new development in the war on social media -- that is, the war on us. Today, it is a report that Twitter has emailed hundreds of thousands of its users, warning them that they shared "Russian propaganda".
  32. War, Peace and the Media
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    Zwicker argues that press coverage of the USSR is "profoundly uninformative, a journalistic yawn that is helping us sleepwalk toward the biggest slumber of all time: nuclear war."
  33. The WikiLeaks wake up call
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Will a backlash against the WikiLeaks phenomenon have significant implications for the future of the Internet?
  34. With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Criminal cases for online political speech are now commonplace in the UK, notorious for its hostility to basic free speech and press rights. As The Independent's James Bloodworth reported last week, "around 20,000 people in Britain have been investigated in the past three years for comments made online."
  35. Barrie Zwicker
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization

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