- The issue of increased regulation of the media, in an effort to curb paid news was raised in the Indian Parliament. The Government responded with the assertion that self-regulation was the best method of governance for the media.
- The Indian Government is looking to own its own broadcasting channel, and is attempting to initiate policy changes to allow this.
- In news related to Jenisha’s post on broadcast bans of pornography, the UK has refused to pass legislation to control online pornography.
- While not strictly a free speech issue, Google is close to reaching a settlement with anti-trust regulators in the United States for alleged abuse of dominant position, in its display of search results while using Google’s search engine. This action has bearing on the advertising content which is generated along with search results, not limited to sponsored searches.
- Twitter has reached 200 million active users. The statistics have been broken down in more detail here.
- The Freedom of the Press Foundation has been set up to help fund various projects online, which are aimed at helping increase the freedom of the press on the internet. The organisation is seen as a solution to avoid another blackout such as the WikiLeaks blackout in 2010, by payment portals.