A bleak picture of the future for free and ethical media in Afghanistan and Pakistan painted at the opening of the IAWRT Biennial conference in New Delhi, India (ESP)
Online activists are facing abuse from misogynists and paid troll armies, but asking for laws to protect us from online abuse may come back to haunt us.
The great freedoms offered, for new voices, innovative media and human rights activism, goes hand-in-hand with real dangers on the online networking space. The growth of the online space has also complicated our understanding of media ethics, and of how to guarantee freedom of speech. It muddies the issue of censorship and how it operates in many countries.