Censored: China, Ukraine, Turkey, Bahrain, Philippines

The Center for International Media Assistance published a report this week by researcher Daniel Arnaudo, analyzing case studies in Ukraine, Turkey, the Philippines, Bahrain and China, which shows how new forms of online censorship have undermined freedom of expression and press freedom. Arnaudo found the goal is not always to block users, content or themes, but to attack the democratic discourse, weaken trust in institutions like the media, other governments, the opposition and civil society. Journalists, he notes in the key findings, need the expertise of an entirely new array of actors to protect them from online attacks, including data scientists, digital security experts, and large social media platforms.

Source: CIMA

Posted on: May 25, 2018