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The revamp comes as the San Francisco-based company seeks to ramp up engagement while managing abusive content
At the Global Media Freedom Conference in London, Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson says Iceland 'will increasingly prioritize media freedom' in its work at the UNHRC, which has just adopted its proposed resolution urging action on the rising number of killings in the Philippines. Here is his full speech.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt explains why everyone must stand with those who seek to report the truth and bring the facts to light. Here is his full speech at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London.
'We were down... and now slowly coming back up. Sorry! Grateful for our operations and engineering teams for getting us flying again,' Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey writes
Trump claims that firms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter – who were not invited to the summit – discriminate against him and his supporters, even though his own Twitter account has nearly 62 million followers
'Journalists who expose abuses face arrest while those who commit the abuses do so with impunity,' says international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney
'If we act together we can shine a spotlight on abuses and impose a diplomatic price on those who would harm journalists or lock them up for doing their jobs,' says British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt
This conference brings together countries and organizations taking action to defend media freedom
'If you value democracy you need to realize it can’t function without journalism. It’s the lifeline of democracy.... We need more courageous investors in the media space,' says Nienke Venema of Stichting Demacratie en Media
One new tool being rolled out is a warning generated by artificial intelligence to notify users their comment may be considered offensive before it is posted
President Donald Trump has invited conservative critics of Big Tech but excluded the platforms themselves
The collaboration will see the coming together of two publishers with a shared belief in holding power to account through original, fact based, and investigative storytelling
The publisher and the chief operating officer of the Khmer Times deny the accusations
Without a free and vibrant press, abuses of power go unchecked, corruption increases, and overreaching leaders can distort our democracies
Margarita Valle also files a complaint of arbitrary detention against top cop Oscar Albayalde, two military officers, and other officers of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group
On Twitter, the hashtags #whatsappdown, #instagramdown, and #facebookdown are trending worldwide
How do we encourage kids to spend more time in front of books instead of screens?
'Pa-Facebook-Facebook lang'? In truth, social media management is not for the faint of heart.
In Taiwan, the term 'red media' describes both legitimate news outlets, and more opaque online sources that flood the democratic island with either pro-China coverage or outright disinformation
Online fashion source Stail.PH has gained traction online over its latest cover issue that reimagined Imelda Marcos and her "love for beauty and eye for fashion"
Mga mungkahing script kapag ang kaibigan mo ay nagse-share ng fake 'news' sa social media
As the need for digital media literacy is on the rise, DepEd’s suggestion to ban social media in class projects is a backslide
A court in Murcia rules the defendants' 3 websites 'did not contain any kind of audiovisual content, but only published the links that led to other servers where the works were put up'
No settlement is reached between Rappler and complainant Wilfredo Keng
Independent journalist Jagendra Singh says in a video recorded in a local hospital he was brought to: 'The motherfuckers poured petrol on me. They jumped over the wall and got in. If they wanted to, they could have arrested me instead.'
Rappler is told only at the venue in the Navy's base in Sangley Point, Cavite City that it could not cover the event graced by President Rodrigo Duterte
Social media users congratulate the new kings of basketball
Margarita Valle's abduction, according to various media groups, is an attempt to silence journalists
The study by the News Media Alliance underscores industry arguments about Google and other online giants harming traditional news organizations by dominating the internet news ecosystem and the ad revenues from it
'Our mother's ordeal in the hands of CIDG was a clear example of the vicious pattern of state forces of attacks against journalists, dissenters, and human rights defenders,' says the Valle family
'We do realize that we should have heeded your call regarding your identity from the start and have released you at the airport,' the CIDG says in a statement
'Considering the current climate of impunity and growing reports of harassment and red-tagging, cases of mistaken identity raise doubts and fears,' says the Commission on Human Rights
(UPDATED) The arrest of journalist Margarita Valle, which the police later claims was a case of mistaken identity, is a botched enforced disappearance, Rius Valle says
‘Kung minsan nagkakamali yung nagtuturo especially the complainant,’ says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde after cops mistook 61-year-old Davao Today columnist Margarita Valle for a wanted criminal
A study published by the Center for International Media Assistance says that 15% of website cookies in the global south have no identifiable ownership
Police serve 61-year-old journalist Margarita Valle with warrants for alleged murder, destruction of government property, and arson, which her son says are 'trumped-up charges'
Pop icon Madonna claims the article 'Madonna at Sixty' focused too much on her age, arguing it would haven't done so if she were a man
ABC executives say police searched the corporation's offices in Sydney, targeting 3 journalists involved in a two-year-old investigative report
The Australian Federal Police say the raid was carried out on Tuesday as part of an 'investigation into the alleged unauthorized disclosure of national security information'
‘Ben and Andanar manipulated it. Andanar manipulated the whole thing,’ says Ramon Tulfo
The United States now requires visa applicants to disclose the social media platforms and usernames they have used in the past 5 years
This psychologist offers 6 ways people can reduce the harm social media can do to their mental health
Media groups in Cagayan de Oro destroy a streamer red-tagging organizations, which was hung by unidentified persons on the first day of the city's Press Freedom Week
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg do not attend the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy, and Democracy despite being summoned by the Canadian Parliament
In this podcast, we explain the unfolding saga of the 'ouster plot' diagrams where President Rodrigo Duterte accuses journalists of trying to unseat him
The study also finds that promoting previous legislative work and platforms had very little impact on winnability
Remembering their journey as part of the media network, members of the ABS-CBN family post the company's 65th anniversary logo on their social media pages, along with their tribute to the company
He argues that breaking up the company might mean fewer resources to curb harmful online content and election interference and improve privacy and the portability of personal data
While Facebook says it has identified more fake accounts than in previous quarters, there are about 120 million which have evaded discovery
Media groups say at least 7 journalists were reportedly attacked while they were covering the protests, while social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook were blocked