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Prominent online journalist arrested in Bahrain

September 7, 2010 4:34 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Bahraini authorities to release Ali Abdel Imam, a leading online journalist who was arrested Saturday on charges of spreading "false information." The arrest is the latest in the government's...

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More on RIM

September 3, 2010 8:42 PM ET

Another piece on RIM by the Guardian, this time reporting that the UAE were after BlackBerry messaging info, because of its use in spreading gossip about high-profile Emiratis. These quotes (translated here) from Dubai's police chief, Lt.-Gen. Dahi Khalfan...

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More on certificate authority proliferation

September 3, 2010 8:01 PM ET

Cryptographer Bruce Schneier linked to my Slate piece on rogue certificate authorities (CAs), which could allow governments like the UAE to monitor even the supposedly secure communications of journalists and others. The smart comments include a link to this...

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New media tools bring Mozambican crisis to the world

September 3, 2010 3:06 PM ET

This week's deadly unrest in Mozambique became a global news story in part because reporters and citizen journalists used new media and social networking tools. Clashes between security forces and people protesting rising prices in the capital, Maputo, left...

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After outcry, Jordan rolls back repressive measures

September 3, 2010 11:06 AM ET

Jordanian journalists succeeded this week in turning back some of the most repressive aspects of a new law on cyber crimes. The initial version of the law, approved by the cabinet of ministers on August 3, included broad restrictions...

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Malaysia power firm can't take joke, prosecutes blogger

September 2, 2010 2:15 PM ET

New York, September 2, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Kuala Lumpur to drop a criminal charge against blogger Irwan Abdul Rahman. He was charged today with "intent to hurt" in connection with a satirical entry...

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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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