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The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

Joel Simon


Journalists are being imprisoned and killed in record numbers. Online surveillance is annihilating privacy, and the Internet can be brought under government control at any time. This book warns that we can no longer assume that our global information ecosystem is stable, protected, and robust. Journalists are increasingly vulnerable to attack by authoritarian governments, militants, criminals, and terrorists, who all seek to use technology, political pressure, and violence to set the global information agenda. With case studies from Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, and Mexico, among other hots ... More

Keywords: journalism, journalists, online surveillance, privacy, Internet, human rights, conflict, accountability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231160643
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231160643.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joel Simon, author