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Use your Blackberry to map global surveillance

October 21, 2010 5:27 PM ET

The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab has announced a research project to analyze the global infrastructure of Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry. It's looking for BlackBerry users from any country to take part--especially those in the United Arab...

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Tunisia must release ailing journalist on hunger strike

October 21, 2010 1:18 PM ET

New York, October 21, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the health of imprisoned Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukadous. We call upon the Tunisian government to release him immediately....

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Internet blotter

October 20, 2010 4:58 PM ET

CPJ protested the arrest of Bahrain blogger Ali Abdel Imam back in September -- The Wall Street Journal has a story on his continuing detainment. Activism around the imprisonment of Canadian-Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan continues: PEN Canada is  focusing...

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Radio reporter shot dead in Brazil; suspect arrested

October 20, 2010 2:59 PM ET

New York, October 20, 2010--Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of killing radio reporter Francisco Gomes de Medeiros in the city of Caicó, state of Rio Grande do Norte, local press reports said. Gomes was shot to death...

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How many beat the world's Net censors?

October 20, 2010 1:24 AM ET

Here's a great study by the Harvard's Berkman Center, estimating the actual usage of anti-censorship tools by Internet users in countries with pervasive website blocking.Berkman estimates that 3% or less of the total Net population in these countries bypass censorship...

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Internet Blotter

October 19, 2010 2:38 PM ET

Omid Memarian gives insight into the Iranian hardliner in-fighting that led to "blogfather" Hossein Derakhshan's arrest and sentencing.Pakistan blocks Facebook, but doesn't block militant jihadi sites.What happened when the authorities shut down the Internet in China's Xinjiang province."Deleted" Facebook photos...

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U.S. Senate candidate's security guards handcuff editor

October 18, 2010 4:35 PM ET

Private security personnel working for Joe Miller, Alaska's Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, detained and handcuffed a local editor on October 17, 2010, when he persisted in questioning Miller at a town hall event....

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Petition highlights Nokia sales to Iran

October 18, 2010 2:24 PM ET

Access, a global Internet freedom advocacy group, has launched a "No To Nokia" petition as part of a campaign supporting Iranian journalist Issa Saharkiz's lawsuit against Nokia Siemens. The Saharkiz lawsuit claims that Nokia Siemen's sales of mobile tracking...

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Using new Internet filters, Afghanistan blocks news site

October 6, 2010 6:32 PM ET

Until recently, Afghanistan's Internet has been notably free of government censorship. That stems largely from the limited impact and visibility of the Net domestically: The Taliban banned the Internet during its rule, and despite a recent boom in use,...

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Derakhshan case: When keeping quiet does not work

October 5, 2010 2:56 PM ET

The severity of the nearly 20-year jail sentence handed down to veteran Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan, left, has shocked many exiled Iranian journalists and bloggers with whom I've spoken. It's also reinforced their belief that the best way to...

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