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Bloggers support Morocco's Mohamed Erraji

September 11, 2008 5:05 PM ET

Bloggers across the Web are showing their solidarity with Mohamed Erraji, a Moroccan blogger who was sentenced to two years in prison last week for "failing to show respect for the king." A Moroccan court convicted Erraji, 29, a contributor...

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CPJ site blocked in Ethiopia

August 29, 2008 12:42 PM ET

Reliable sources in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa have informed CPJ this week that our site was inaccessible on the servers of the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation, the country's official Internet service provider. A handful of separate Internet users in...

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Olympics: Games over, censorship renewed

August 25, 2008 10:14 AM ET

With the Games completed, it's back to Internet censorship as usual. Remember the issue about Web sites being blocked inside the Main Press Center? The problem was only partially resolved. After complaints, more sites became available to reporters inside...

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Olympics: China banishes iTunes

August 23, 2008 8:16 AM ET

The Apple iTunes store Web site and all 8 million or so of its songs, ("Imagine an entertainment superstore that's open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week" the site urges) are not available in China and haven't...

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Olympics: Online monitoring is growing

August 22, 2008 8:33 PM ET

Thanks to Greg Walton, the Asia editor for Infowar Monitor, for passing along this New Scientist article about the rapid commercialization of Internet and e-mail monitoring technology. You can access a preview of Laura Margottini's piece, but you'll need...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Re-education scrubbed from Web, mostly

August 22, 2008 1:57 PM ET

Bob Dietz called attention to the Chinese propaganda department's recent 21-point press directive, first reported by the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. The whole thing in English and Chinese is posted today at Berkeley's China Digital Times. Among the orders given...

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Josh Wolf redux: A once-jailed indy blogger joins a free daily with no Web site

August 20, 2008 4:47 PM ET

The self-described anarchist-activist seemed like an unlikely press freedom martyr. But a video blogger named Josh Wolf ended up serving more time in jail for defying a court order than any other journalist in U.S. history. Wolf, then 24,...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Web censors crash funeral of Mao's protege

August 20, 2008 1:10 PM ET

Buried in the celebration of China's now inevitable dominance of the Olympic Games, Xinhua News Agency today reported the death of a former national leader and Mao Zedong's brief successor with these few words: The Chinese Communist Party's outstanding party member,...

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Olympics: OpenNet is authoritative source

August 19, 2008 9:29 PM ET

OpenNet Initiative is a go-to source for CPJ and anyone else who is interested in fact-based analysis of the Internet. Its academic approach--it's a consortium of the Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto,...

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Olympics: Guerrilla warfare online

August 15, 2008 6:36 AM ET

First, a pointer to Rebecca Mackinnon's Asia Wall Street Journal oped from yesterday, The Chinese Censorship Foreigners Don't See . She makes many of the same points I did about how the Great Firewall is leaky, and the control...

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