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Global Voices Advocacy: Great Firewall of China Upgrade?

August 31, 2010 5:45 AM ET

Oiwan Lam reports widespread disruption for users of Freegate, the popular circumvention software in China: According to the RFA report, users from several provinces across the country have encountered similar problem and they believe that it is due to...

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The Economist: The Invisible Regional Censorship of Russia

August 28, 2010 5:10 AM ET

Russian federal law doesn't include Internet censorship provisions, but there's been a recent rash of cases of court-ordered blocking in individual Russian regions. Even though these are usually narrow blocks of particular sites and are quickly unblocked after media...

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Togo bans paper over story on president's half-brother

August 26, 2010 5:13 PM ET

New York, August 26, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Wednesday's ruling by a criminal court judge in Togo to indefinitely ban the distribution of a Benin newspaper that had raised questions about the alleged involvement of a half-brother of President...

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Venezuelan censorship over morgue photos is selective

August 20, 2010 4:10 PM ET

A controversial ruling by a Venezuelan court banning print media from publishing images of violence was partially reversed on Thursday following an international outcry from media, rights groups, and United Nations and Organization of American States officials....

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Analysing Tunisia's Net censorship

August 18, 2010 8:53 PM ET

Obviously all of these assumptions are mere speculations. This is an effort on our part to try to better understand one of the most secretive system of repression in Tunisia and to help demystify its processes. And obviously, we...

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Court in Venezuela bans violent photos in newspapers

August 18, 2010 5:12 PM ET

New York, August 18, 2010--A Venezuelan court's decision to ban print media from publishing images of violence is an attempt to censor news coverage of widespread crime in the weeks leading up to the September 26 legislative elections, the Committee...

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YouTube wants your input on barriers to Internet freedom

August 18, 2010 11:56 AM ET

In an age of widespread online journalism, Internet users worldwide are exposed to stories, footage, and leaks that probably would have gone unpublished in the print age. In response, YouTube has opened up the floor to commentary on the...

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CPJ asks Jordanian king to toss out cyber law

August 17, 2010 3:26 PM ET

Your Majesty: The Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending press freedom worldwide, is deeply concerned about a provisional law on cyber crimes that was approved by the cabinet of ministers on August 3. We believe that the law contains several repressive aspects that can be used to harass online media. The law, if you endorse it through a royal decree, would undermine Jordan's image as a free and open society.

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In Swaziland, local press subdues royal sex scandal coverage

August 11, 2010 4:00 PM ET

An alleged sex scandal involving one of the wives of Africa's last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Swaziland, has made worldwide headlines. Yet, in the southern African mountain kingdom, media coverage has been subdued, shying away from questioning the silence of the...

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Pakistani TV stations remain off the air during floods

August 10, 2010 6:14 PM ET

New York, August 10, 2010--Pakistan's major news broadcasters ARY TV and GEO TV are off the air in Karachi and Sindh province for a third day since supporters of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of President Asif Ali Zardari have reportedly severed cable...

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