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What should journalists know about BlackBerry fights?

September 1, 2010 5:33 PM ET

The discussions between Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, and governments such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and India continue to hit the headlines. In each case, disagreements center on providing customer communications to security and...

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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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NYT: In Argentina, Google and Yahoo Not Liable

August 28, 2010 3:35 AM ET

The New York Times reports on a new decision in the liability of internet intermediaries, this time in Argentia. It's often hard to pick apart exactly what's been going on in jurisdictions where this issue still evolving. Generally, you...

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Beat censorship by hiding secret messages in Flickr photos

August 25, 2010 5:10 AM ET

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a tool called Collage that will allow Internet dissidents to insert hidden messages into Twitter posts and Flickr images in order to circumvent the censorship measures imposed by oppressive governments. The details of this...

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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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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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French officer proves 'allergic' to photos in Togo

August 17, 2010 3:47 PM ET

It has been a week since Togolese photojournalist Komi Agbedivlo, better known as "Didier Ledoux," was verbally abused by a military officer from France as he covered a political demonstration in the capital, Lome. The incident might have gone unnoticed, if not for social media...

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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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Bahrain detains blogger on 'national security concerns'

August 17, 2010 3:06 PM ET

New York, August 17, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the detention of a blogger and human rights activist since Friday. The official Bahrain News Agency quoted a security source claiming that Abduljalil Alsingace was arrested based on national security concerns that could "damage the...

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