Forbidden Stories safeguards investigative journalists' sensitive work 31 Oct 2017; posted by the editor - Journalism, International
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Freedom Voices Network have jointly launched Forbidden Stories, a project that aims to secure the data and information of threatened journalists and, when journalists are arrested or killed, to continue and publish their investigative reporting.
Storm Brian parks closure notice 20 Oct 2017; posted by the editor - General, Travel, Ireland
In view of the current Met Éireann status Orange wind warning, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has announced that the following sites will be closed to the public for tomorrow Saturday 21 October:
No justification for internet censorship during Catalan referendum 05 Oct 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Internet news, Spain
by Jeremy Malcolm, EDRi member Electronic Frontier Foundation
The ruthless efficiency with which the Spanish government censored the internet ahead of the referendum on Catalonian independence foreshadowed the severity of its crackdown at polling places on 1 October. EDRi member Electronic Frontier Foundation previously wrote about one aspect of that censorship; the raid of the .cat top-level domain registry. But there was much more to it than that, and many of the more than 140 censored domains and internet services continue to be blocked today.
Champion of Internet freedom held in China 11 Sep 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Journalism, Internet news, China
Press freedoms watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is calling for the immediate release of Zhen Jianghua, the director of Across The Great FireWall (ATGFW.org), an anti-censorship website, and condemns the Chinese government’s continuing persecution of citizen-journalists and bloggers.
Like to meet St. Doulagh on Culture Night ? 09 Sep 2017; posted by the editor - Events, Ireland
Would you like to meet St. Doulagh on Culture Night? It takes place on Friday 22 September in St. Doulagh's Church, Ireland's oldest church still in continuous use as a Centre of Christian Worship (circa 7th. cent.)
Leaked document: EU Presidency calls for massive internet filtering 07 Sep 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Internet news, European Union
By Diego Naranjo, EDRi
A Council of the European Union document leaked by Statewatch on 30 August reveals that during the summer months, that Estonia (current EU Presidency) has been pushing the other Member States to strengthen indiscriminate internet surveillance, and to follow in the footsteps of China regarding online censorship.