Defamation reform was included in the Queen’s Speech to the British parliament today, Press Gazette reported, a move which the Libel Reform Campaign said would “open the way to ending libel tourism” and protect free expression. England has notoriously tight libel laws and the Libel Reform Campaign, which includes Index on Censorship, has been campaigning for reform since November 2009.
Kenya is “riding a social media wave,” reports Al Jazeera, and even outside cities, Twitter is being used by police to alert townspeople about goings-on.
10000 words blogger Elana Zak takes a look at how The Wall Street Journal is using Facebook to cover Facebook. The newspaper is making use of Facebook’s Timeline tool to cover the social networking giant’s IPO with a dedicated Facebook page.
China has expelled Al Jazeera English correspondent Melissa Chan from the country, forcing the news organisation’s bureau to close. The Arabic service will remain, however, noted Poynter.
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