No joke: North Korea bans sarcasm against supreme leader, regime
The new law forbids anyone from making any sarcastic remarks about the leader and the government in everyday conversations.
ASIAN CORRESPONDENT

Links to pirated content OK if non-commercial and unwitting, EU court rules
The Court of Justice of the European Union’s ruling means that simply posting links to pirated material can be copyright infringement if done wittingly or for profit.
ARS TECHNICA

Facebook deletes ‘napalm girl’ post
The controversy stems from Facebook’s decision to delete a post by Norwegian writer Tom Egeland that featured The Terror of War, a Pulitzer prize-winning photograph by Nick Ut that showed children – including the naked 9-year-old Kim Phúc – running away from a napalm attack during the Vietnam war.
THE GUARDIAN

The fight against terror should not be a fight against basic human rights
Dunja Mijatović has come up with a practical guide aimed at ensuring the survival of our rights and values.
INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

Maldives Authorities Target Journalists After Al Jazeera Exposes Corruption
Police in the Maldives raided the offices of the online news outlet Maldives Independent just hours after the September 7 airing of “Stealing Paradise“, an investigative exposé by Al Jazeera that reveals instances of corruption by President Abdulla Yameen’government.
GLOBAL VOICES

Turkey Purge

source:@TurkeyPurge

 

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