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Social Media: Turning Around the Weapons

By Manal al-Sharif: Michael West Media. For all the benefits wrought by the information revolution, social media has become a tool of dictators. Its profit-driven, surveillance-based business model favours those with deep pockets and deadly motives. In the first of two… Continue Reading →

Maria Ressa: Nobel Prize-winner Risks Life and Liberty in the Philippines

Tom Smith, University of Portsmouth. The importance of journalists who take considerable risks to bring people the truth in countries where this involves going up against authoritarian governments has been recognised by the Nobel committee’s decision to award the 2021… Continue Reading →


Reporters Without Borders This is an interview with infamous whistleblower Edward Snowden, conducted on behalf of Reporters Without Borders by Filipino journalist Maria Ressa to mark World Press Freedom Day. Maria Ressa: it is a decisive decade for journalism. Edward… Continue Reading →

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