Reporters Without Borders

MARCH 24, 2011 - NY - "All the news that fits the Net"

MARCH 24, 2011 - NY - "All the news that fits the Net"

Published on Friday 18 March 2011.
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An Evening With Reporters Without Borders’

Secretary General

Jean- Francois Julliard

Summary of the talk

Thursday, March 24, 2011

5:30-7 p.m.

Columbia University

Graduate School of Journalism

The World Room

2950 Broadway at 116th Street

New York

"All the News that fits the Net"

Who informs who in today’s reporting ?


In 2010 alone, Facebook reached 600 million members and Twitter users grew by 100 million more than the previous year. Though the Web is a space for open dialogue, many who use it are still silenced. What does it mean for reporting ?

As we have all witnessed since the beginning of 2011, the Internet has definitely become a tool for change and now paves the ways to revolutions. So far 153 journalists and 119 netizens remain behind bars. Will netizens be the first targets of authoritarian regimes in the next few years ? Do social media create enough space for advocacy journalism ? Is it tomorrow’s way of reporting ?

On March 24th 2011, Jean-François Julliard, Secretary-General of the international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders, will discuss the changes social media create in the journalism environment at Columbia University’s Journalism School from 5.30 to 7 pm and especially the role that advocacy journalism can play nowadays.

Reporters Without Borders has released its 2011 Enemies of the Internet list on March 12, 2011. You can check the map of online censorship on the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship website.





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