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Self Censorship

Jordan's Media at 'Dead End,' Laws Restrictive: Study

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.30.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Jordan's media are at a dead end and its laws are hampering journalists from working in an open environment, a report on freedom in that country revealed. One glaring issue from the "Dead End" statistics comparing results for 2013 and 2014 was that self-censorship had increased.

Life As a Thirty-Something: One Lesson Learned

Mac Grambauer | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Mac Grambauer

One thing I've discovered in my experience as a 30-year-old is that, while I had no angst about reaching this particular age and no specific expectations about my 30-year-old life, I have come to require, seemingly quite recently, higher standards for myself.

Al Jazeera English News Director Thankful For Email Leaks

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.30.2015 | Media

Earlier this month, The National Review published two leaked staff memos from Al Jazeera English executives outlining how the network should have cove...

European Newspapers Differ Over Publishing Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2015 | Media

By Ole Mikkelsen and Michael Holden COPENHAGEN/LONDON Jan 8 (Reuters) - Many European newspapers republished cartoons from the French ...

Could a Facebook Post Ruin your Credit Score?

Russ Warner | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Russ Warner

Will regulators create an objective, documented process for social network profile scoring? If not, the personality, biases and mood of the lender at the moment of checking a Facebook or Instagram post might impact this subjective "fact-checking" exercise.

Freedom of Speech Can and Will Defeat Censorship in China

Charlie Smith | Posted 02.11.2014 | Media
Charlie Smith

Using technology to provide unfettered access to news in China is not just an opportunity but an obligation for any news organization that believes in freedom of speech.

The Slippery Slope of Self-Censorship in China

PEN American Center | Posted 12.22.2013 | World
PEN American Center

Decisions about self-censorship today are increasingly an international problem that affects writers around the world.

Study: Most Facebook Users Self-Censor Posts, Comments

Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.16.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

We've all been there. You start typing something on social media, you're about to post it, then you think better of it. Or at least many of us have been there, according to a new study.

Rush Limbaugh's Attack Met With Hypocrisy on All Sides

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.08.2012 | Media
Peter Scheer

The flight of advertisers from Limbaugh will be defended by many as the market mechanism through which the public's views are expressed. To me, it's just cowardice.

Investigating Truth in Midst of Arab Spring

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Rana F. Sweis

Contrary to the saying that truth is the first casualty of war, the Arab Spring has overwhelmingly broken a barrier of fear that has presided over the Middle East for decades.

Journalism and the Dangers of Self-Censorship: The AOL-Huffington Post Deal

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vivian Norris

I have never felt the need to self-censor on The Huffington Post. We will see how things progress with the AOL/Huffington Post deal but I think it will be Arianna telling them a few things, not vice versa.

A Threat to Freedom: When We Let the Fear Make Us Censor Ourselves

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

What I fear the most is not the group with the metal badges on their chests, or those under cover who write reports, but the coercive police inside all of us.

Major Newspapers, Networks Don't Dig Deep When Covering McCain

Jim Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Kaplan

It is not enough to report what a candidate says. When he lies, distorts, or smears, he should be held accountable in print or on the air.