I like maps. I like data visualisations. This is a map-based visualisation of Chinese violations of freedom of the press since 2008.
In other news, British Prime Minister David Cameron said today that his government may act to stop newspapers publishing “damaging” information leaked by Edward Snowden.
The literate man is a sucker for propaganda…You cannot propagandize a native. You can sell him rum and trinkets, but you cannot sell him ideas.
—Marshall McLuhan, The Education of Mike McManus, 1970
A fully literate global village where cultures agree is a wonderful thing, ain’t it?
The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn’t any.
The BBC’s Christian Fraser in Paris says the [French government’s] outrage [over claims of American spying] is largely for public consumption, because the French government has been accused of running its own snooping operation similar to the US.
Le Monde reported in July that the French government was storing vast amounts of personal data of its citizens on a supercomputer at the headquarters of the DGSE intelligence service.