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Blindspots in The News
Manson, Katherine; Hackett, Robert
Book
1995
The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
Article
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 artic...
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why: The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
The conspiracy to censor the Internet
Article
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, t...
Cowardly New World: Alternative Media Under Attack by Algorithms
Sonnenblume, Kollibri terre
Article
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 cu...
Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression
Article
2011
The U.S. government gives lip service to online free speech but simultaneously acts in ways to drastically limit freedom of expression.
For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
Article
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.
From an Open Internet, Back to the Dark Ages
Cook, Jonathan
Article
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...
Google's Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results
Niemuth, Niles
Article
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 publi...
Google's new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites
Damon, Andre; North, David
Article
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.
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
Article
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 b...
JournalismSources.com
Website
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 sea...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 21, 2018: Their Interent or Ours?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
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-glo...
PayPal admits US pressure over WikiLeaks account freeze
Addley, Esther
Article
2010
PayPal today admitted it suspended payments to WikiLeaks after an intervention from the US State Department.
The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath: Kenan Malik's "From Fatwa to Jihad"
Larson, Charles R.
Article
2011
The Rushdie affair is shrouded by myths—that the hostility to The Satanic Verses was driven by theology, that all Muslims were offended by the novel, that Islam is incompatible with Western democracy,...
The Salaita Affair: Lessons Heard and Lessons Learned
Ramahi, Omar M.
Article
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...
Their Internet or Ours?: Introduction to the April 21, 2018 issue of Other Voices
Diemer, Ulli
Article
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 co...
Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009
Article
2009
Provides a list and indepth analysis of the top 25 stories that were censored throughout the year in 2009.
The War Against "Fake News" is a War on Us
Cook, Jonathan
Article
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...
War, Peace and the Media
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
1983
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."
With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
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, "...

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Google will 'de-rank' RT articles to make them harder to find - Eric Schmidt
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...
Google's Ridiculous AdSense Morality Police Strike Again
Masnick, Mike
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 "str...
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
Sources News Release
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.
Onlinecensorship.org
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 ...
Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
Sources News Release
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 de...

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The Body Politic
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
The Body Politic - a magazine for gay liberation is aimed at the building of a gay movement and spreading gay consciousness. The paper features social and political issues representing the struggle ...