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According to Country as of 2015 Colombia has a staggering population of 49,547,871 and of that population over 22 million have access to the internet and Facebook. Internet usage has increased over the past several years. A survey done by Internet World Stats showed that in 2011 about 53.4% but over time internet usage have increased by 9.5 % by 2013. Social Media plays a major role in the Colombian government and what it does. Colombia's Press status is partly free but that doesn't mean that the government is constantly watching what it citizens are posting. Even heads of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Global Media News
According to BBC news, Kyrgyzstan is a Central Asian country bordering China, that became independent in 1990.Kyrgyzstan operates under a Republic and their media laws have both positive developments and setbacks as the country continued to recover from the violent overthrow of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and ethnic clashes in the southern region of Osh in 2010. In December of 2014, Global Voice Advocacy, reported that a Kyrgyzstan web site was censored for covering the terrorist organization, ISIS. Global Voice Advocacy is known for building a global anti-censorship network of bloggers and online activists dedicated to protecting freedom of expression online.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Global Media News
"According to, an army of self described hacktivists are engaged in a kind of technological arms race, inventing software and using other tactics to allow ordinary Chinese to beat the "Great Firewall of China" and access information on sensitive subjects such as Chinese human rights and Tibet, the province where pro-independence sentiment has boiled over in recent months." China is infamous for is strict and private media and how censored the internet is in China. According to, China has been censored since the 1980's. China and many other Asian countries are known to be private and they feel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Global Media News
The freedom of press has always been bad and now it going on a downward spiral. Although censorship is strict and punishment is severe in Afghanistan, reporters are self-censoring because their lives are at risk if they don't report what the government approves. Human right groups in Afghanistan have been pushing reporters to defy the odds. According to www., "A 50-page report released by Human Rights Watch said Afghan journalists — who have grown in number since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 — say they face increasing threats not only from insurgents but also from corrupt government... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Global Media News
According to, Tencent, which is China's largest internet firm is attempting to lower China's strict access to the internet. As stated in the previous article, China is known for having a strict internet policy and looking over their citizen's internet habits. China's constitution "affords its citizens freedom of speech and press, but the opacity of Chinese media regulations allows authorities to crack down on news stories by claiming that they expose state secrets and thus endanger the country." In the article Ma Huateng, chief executive officer of Tencent Holdings, spoke of how Tencent Holdings Ltd. is working on a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Global Media News
According to an article in The Guardian, " Ukraine has a new government ministry". Parliament came to a vote that would create a ministry of information policy. This move is the beginning of an information war against Russia. The decision to form this ministry of information was led by Yuriy Stets, who is the head of the information security department of the national guard. Ukraine is a Democratic state and the internet there is free, while the press is partly free. According to Ukraine BBC profile, "Ukraine gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Global Media News
In 2001 The Press Gazette published an article about British journalist Chris Bishop who quit Botswana TV after less of a year because he was against the censorship that the country imposed on the TV station. Bishop resigned after government officials blocked the broadcast of a documentary about a white South African woman who was hanged for murder. Bishop would constantly get interference and harassment from the country's government officials. According to the Press Gazette, "Bishop said he had made it clear before he agreed to work for the government-funded TV station that he would only do so if he... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Global Media News
Major Conglomerate Google headquarters in Nigeria encouraged media experts on the use of modern data tools for effective reportage. Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone, West Africa, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, made the appeal at the Google Data Tools for Elections Reporting Workshop held in Lagos. Ogunlade , noted that there were various useful tools such as Google Advance Search, Google Trends, Social Media Streams, Google Alert and Tabula which could be used in sourcing data. Mr. Ogunlade has said that the data tools would get pictures of what is happening at particular time and places and get it to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Global Media News
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