An Iranian academic says Slack banned him from the communication platform due to US sanctions. But the academic does not live in Iran; he’s in Canada.
The Rouhani administration seemed to be expanding internet access, but the threat of censorship remains strong.
Eight journalists were killed in Mexico in the first half of this year, according to a report by the freedom of expression group Article 19 that also registered a doubling in the number of non-fatal attacks on the media.
Pedro Tamayo was the 17th journalist murdered in Veracruz since Governor Javier Duarte took office in 2010 — the highest tally of any Mexican state.
The latest UN internet resolution makes internet access and freedom of expression online a human right, and a lot of countries aren’t happy about it.
Human rights group Article 19 produced a new report looking at Iran’s ongoing investment in its own “clean” internet.
A new report documented nearly 400 violent attacks on media workers in Mexico during 2015, including seven murders. The report blames public officials, as well as drug cartels, for the record number of assaults.
Anabel Flores Salazar, who was bundled out of her home by an armed commando at around 2am this Monday, covered the police beat for a local newspaper in Veracruz that in recent years has become the deadliest state for Mexican reporters.
Three of the four women who were killed along with Ruben Espinosa were assaulted before being shot in the head. Loved ones identified them as friends ranging in ages from 18 to 32, and one 40-year-old house cleaner.
Ruben Espinosa was found on Friday night bound, beaten, and shot, along with four women in a Mexico City apartment. "There is no justice for a single murdered colleague," he said weeks ago of 13 others killed since Javier Duarte became governor.
Journalist Moises Sanchez worked as a cabbie to finance his modest newspaper, where he reported on crime and corruption in tiny Medellin de Bravo. He is the eleventh journalist killed in Veracruz since 2010.