How free is our freedom of the press? - VIDEO
"In the US, the press has a right to publish secret information the public needs to know, protected by the First Amendment.
Government surveillance has made it increasingly more dangerous for whistleblowers, the source of virtually every important story about national security since 9/11, to share information. In this concise, informative talk, Freedom of the Press Foundation co-founder and TED Fellow Trevor Timm traces the recent history of government action against individuals who expose crime and injustice
and advocates for technology that can help them do it safely and anonymously."
+ Interactive transcript (ted.com)
NEWS in LEVELS
"We write news for students of English. We help students to learn and understand English.
Easy English news can help everybody who wants to understand better.
Now we prepare short news articles every working day. Everybody can use them.
All students can use them. All teachers can use them.
We believe that these articles will help you have better English and understand more...
We have a special method for choosing easy words and grammar for Level 1 and Level 2...
If you practise every day, one day you can understand news in Level 3. Level 3 is fast English news from native speakers..." (newsinlevels.com)
Bad News for Press Freedom Around the World - Text + Audio + Video - 2 May 2015
"A new report says working conditions for reporters have fallen severely in the last 10 years.
The study says reporters face increasing restrictions and threats. At the same time, press freedom around the world is extremely low.
Many countries have only a partly free press, or no free press at all." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Countries Where Reporters Are Threatened, Imprisoned- Text + Audio+ Video
"The Committee to Protect Journalists has released a list of the top 10 countries where reporters are the most-severely limited.
Eritrea and North Korea are at the top of the list.
The eight others are China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Burma and Cuba." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
El Bocón: blanks
"The Peruvian newspaper ‘El Bocón’, one of the countries leading sports newspapers, took a stand for peace in soccer violence.
When a fan got killed in riots after a match, they removed all of the soccer news out of their newspaper.
They left blank spots where the news was supposed to be. Great innovative way to take a stand as a newspaper." (creativecriminals.com)