Category: Free speech

Violence Against the Press in Mexico

By Katherine Corcoran References 1. Committee to Protect Journalists 2. Why Did the Drug Cartels Go to War in Mexico, Journal of Comparative Political Studies, Aug. 2, 2017 by Guillermo Trejo and Sandra Ley 3.Federal Mechanism for Protection of Human Rights … Continue reading

Putting Press Intimidation in Context: The Disinformation Disorder and the Radical Right

By Lance Bennett & Steven Livingston In the immediate aftermath of the Cold War, scholars began to see the outlines of an emerging phenomenon, something Fareed Zakaria at the time called “illiberal regimes.” Others would later refer to hybrid governance to describe elected … Continue reading

The day Aaron Swartz helped make the Internet go dark

by Nadine Bloch. Jan. 18, 2012: The Internet went dark. Google slapped a solid, black rectangle over its logo. Wikipedia turned to shades of gray with the words “Imagine a world without free knowledge” and a zip code tool for contacting Congress. More than 115,000 websites and blogs participated that day; many sites not only […]

Russian opposition maintains resolve amidst crackdowns

by Anna Derinova. As the late afternoon approached at Moscow’s Lubyanskaya Square on Saturday, several thousand Russian opposition supporters, young and old, began laying flowers at the Solovetsky Stone, a memorial to the victims of Soviet-era political oppression. The symbolism could not have been more stark. At the same time, police forces wearing flak jackets […]