The West’s fear of Ebola just doesn’t square with the reality in Africa. For months European and North American television has been full of images of doctors in full protective garb, field hospitals where people are dying in their dozens. And yet the fear of Ebola somehow seems less present there than it is here in Europe. (via AFP)
Google argued that if a ruling stands allowing a bit player in “Innocence of Muslims” copyright privileges, it could extend to minor characters in blockbusters, shatter copyright law and ultimately restrict free speech because anyone unhappy with their performance could have it removed from the Internet. Yet when hate speech and death threats are involved, the issue takes on a different complexity. (via The Huffington Post)
An EJN report reviewing the media coverage of the Innocence of Muslims, a short film trailer produced by a religious activist and distributed over the Internet, which became the spark for protest and violence across the globe and leading to at least 75 deaths.
December 16 – 19: The EJN will be hosting the ACJA visit to London. Delegation members will visit The Guardian, The Thomson Foundation, National Union of Journalist, IMPRESS, Independent Press Standards Organisation and the BBC.