Digital space and democracy
Another attempt to censor online media in Philippines
The news website Rappler announced on 29 June that it had received a shutdown order. This is a new attack on the independent media after the Philippine government ordered the blocking of the websites Bulatlat and Pinoy Weekly on 17 June.
RSF and international groups call on Turkey’s parliament to reject the “disinformation” bill as a tool of digital censorship
RSF and 22 international media freedom, freedom of expression and journalists’ organisations are calling on Turkey’s parliamentarians to vote down the “disinformation” bill that would expand censorship online and criminalise free flow of information.
Media bill poses major threat to press freedom in northern Cyprus
The administration has approved a bill that threatens journalists with arbitrary prosecution. RSF urges the local parliament to reject it and instead prefer European methods for promoting reliable information over Turkey's repressive ones.
RSF’s proposals for ambitious, innovative European Media Freedom Act
RSF calls on the European Commission, which is drafting a European Media Freedom Act, to be ambitious in its efforts to safeguard and ensure respect for this fundamental freedom at a time when it faces increased threats and unprecedented challenges.
Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) incorporated into EU’s future Code of Conduct on Disinformation
The Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI), a mechanism for promoting trustworthy journalism online that was developed at the initiative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has been incorporated into the European Union’s new Code of Practice on Disinformation.
Messaging services : Proposed EU regulation would open way to mass surveillance
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by a European Union proposal for combatting child sexual abuse under which the content of instant messaging apps, including encrypted ones, would be subjected to constant scanning.
Twitter and Elon Musk – US must assume responsibility and impose online safeguards
The shock at the news that Elon Musk is buying Twitter has highlighted the legal void surrounding the major online platforms in the United States.