Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dead Russian Journalists and How To Stop SOPA


Here's a Reddit thread on how to get the media to talk about SOPA.

[very similar advice to my piece on OWS]

Plus, SOPA could also kill things that have nothing to do with online piracy, like free online education.

In other censorship news, the founder of a Russian anti-corruption newspaper has been killed.
The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said journalists at Chernovik, known for reporting on corruption in the provincial administration, had been "routinely persecuted for their work." 
"Today's murder of Gadzhimurat Kamalov ... is a lethal blow to press freedom," the CPJ said in a statement. 
His killing was "a massive loss for independent journalism in the North Caucasus, Russia's most dangerous place for reporters," it quoted regional coordinator Nina Ognianova as saying.
Not a great week for public discourse.

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