Yahoo Fellowships For Repressed Journalists, While Chinese Journalist Might Sue Them

Earlier this month, I
dinged Google
over hypocrisy for getting behind Banned Books Week given its support of
censorship in China. Now, a similar ding for Yahoo.

Yahoo funds $1M Stanford journalism fellowship
from the San Jose Business Journal
covers how Yahoo — under fire for allegedly harming journalists in China —
is going to fund fellowships for journalists in countries with press
restrictions.

From the article:

The new Yahoo International Fellowship will be aimed at journalists from
countries where there are restrictions on freedom of the press, either by
governmental agencies or other forces, said James Bettinger, director of the
Knight Fellowships.

The first Yahoo International Fellow will be Imtiaz Ali, a reporter for the
BBC Pashto Service in Pakistan.

Meanwhile,

Jailed Chinese journalist to file US suit versus Yahoo
from IDG News Service
covers how a Chinese journalist jailed after Yahoo is said to have handed over
incriminating email to the Chinese authorities plans to file suit against the
company in the US.

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