Free Expression Daily Digest: Friday. November 4
Myanmar journalist allegedly fired over story on military rape allegations
A journalist who worked at the English-language Myanmar Times has said she was dismissed for an article she wrote on allegations of rape by security forces following government pressure on the newspaper.
Journalist killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan
A journalist working for Afghan television station Ariana News was killed by a roadside bomb in the southern province of Helmand on Friday, his employer said, adding to a growing toll on media workers in Afghanistan this year.
Kenya: Police disperse crowd, attack journalist
TVC NEWS Protesters and journalists were injured on Thursday when Kenyan police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd gathered in Nairobi for a peaceful demonstration against government-level corruption.
Anger at ‘harsh censorship’ as Indian network silenced
Journalists and media organizations accused India’s government Friday of imposing censorship reminiscent of the country’s 1970’s emergency after a TV network was ordered off the air over its reporting of an attack by Pakistan-based militants.
THE DAILY MAIL
Thailand Court Clears U.K. Labor Activist of Defaming Fruit Company
A British labor activist who accused a Thai fruit company of abusing migrant workers was cleared of a criminal defamation charge by Thailand’s highest court on Thursday. But a separate conviction against the activist, Andy Hall, still stands.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Has Social Media Killed Free Speech?
Facebook’s ascendant role as curator of the information we consume online, especially news content, places it at an ever-more-central juncture in the information ecosystem. This means that what Facebook allows and disallows on its platform could easily extend to the kind of news topics it deems acceptable.