Public concern has been raised over media laws restricting freedom of the press in Hungary and South Africa, but less attention has been devoted to the worsening situation in Ecuador, where the news media are now under attack, writes George Brock, Professor and Head of Journalism at City University London, on his blog.
On January 24, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) published a report that illustrates how the government of Ecuador is carrying out "a sophisticated strategy of marginalising all voices independent of state power".
Download the full report in English and Spanish here.
A survey reported by The Guardian today suggests that almost 70% of the British population distrust tabloid newspapers. However, Roy Greenslade argues that the question of trust it irrelevant for many tabloid readers, who are looking for entertainment, not information.
Everyone on Facebook will soon be getting Timeline, writes Techcrunch. The social network's new look is already available for those who want to opt in voluntarily, but it will be unrolled for all users in the next couple weeks.
And finally, Gizmodo reports that Julian Assange will be appearing on his own TV show.
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