On Wednesday evening, Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs to the floor as Jacobs tried to ask his view on GOP health care legislation. As Jacobs and a Fox News crew told it, it was a shocking assault on a reporter just one day before a special election to fill the state’s lone House seat. But it was hardly an isolated occurrence. In the past […]
Facebook’s Rights Manager tool is now automated, helping businesses prevent pirated videos by flagging duplicate content. The changes come as part of the Rights Manager, a system launched a year ago that detects identical video content, either as a whole or in smaller clips and allows the page administrator to take a number of different actions, including reporting copyright infringement or “white listing” other pages that have permission to use […]
There is a development in the Czech gagging law. A group of 34 Senators filed a case against with the Constitutional court last week. The Senators want the Court to find that the ban on publishing wiretaps and naming the accused by the police are unconstitutional. They want to keep the legal provision that naming the victims of certain crimes is still a criminal offence bearing up to five years […]
When asked by the Czech TV what is the worst feature of the new “gagging law” (media law) directed at the Czech media, I said that it is the fact that it makes journalists much more vulnerable due to uncertainty of how this law is going to be applied. And that proved to be the case.
There is a new law coming to force in the Czech Republic that is going to complicate work for the Czech journalists to a considerable degree (which no-one would be too concerned about) and at the same time limit what the public will be allowed to know. It deals with naming the names. The motivation for the law is commendable in as far as it seeks to protect underage victims […]
The BBC has taken quite an unusual step by its top guy, Director General and Editor-in-Chief Mark Thompson explaining editorial decision not to broadcast the Gaza Appeal by DEC here. It has some strong reasoning from journalistic point of view and is, I think, an interesting addition to debate about journalistic ethics.