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Iran targets Telegram app as it seeks to control news ahead of May election

May 15, 2017 5:26 PM ET

Iran has a history of cracking down on the independent press ahead of elections, with authorities arresting journalists and forcing reformist outlets to shut down. As Iranians prepare to vote in presidential and city council elections on May 19,...

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Venezuela regulator takes two international news stations off air

April 26, 2017 3:07 PM ET

Venezuela's state telecommunications regulator Conatel ordered two international news broadcasters-- El Tiempo from Colombia, and Todo Noticias from Argentina-- off the air on April 19, 2017, the broadcasters reported....

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Right Is Might

April 25, 2017 8:17 AM ET

We have the laws and institutions to fight attempts at information control By David Kaye Yevgeny Zamyatin's strikingly original 1920s Russian novel We gets read far less than its canonical English-language descendants, Brave New World and 1984. Yet George Orwell...

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Connecting Cuba

April 25, 2017 8:14 AM ET

Outdated laws and limited, expensive internet access slow the island nation's progress By Carlos Lauría Cuba's media landscape has begun opening up in recent years, transformed by a lively blogosphere, an increasing number of news websites carrying investigative reporting and...

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Chinese Import

April 25, 2017 8:10 AM ET

Russia tries to emulate Beijing's model of information control By Emily Parker Russia has embarked on an ambitious social experiment. Just a few years ago, Russians had a mostly free internet. Now Moscow is looking toward Beijing, trying to imitate...

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Disrupting the Debate

April 25, 2017 8:08 AM ET

Governments use copyright laws and Twitter bots to curb criticism on social media By Alexandra Ellerbeck On July 10, 2016, Ecuadoran journalist Bernardo Abad tweeted that the former vice-president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, had not paid income taxes for the...

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Journalists covering Venezuela protests harassed, attacked, and news websites blocked

April 12, 2017 10:36 AM ET

New York, April 12, 2017--Venezuelan authorities should ensure that journalists can cover protests safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Several reporters have been detained, injured, or had equipment seized while covering ongoing protests over a Supreme Court...

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Gambia orders three radio stations to cease broadcasting

January 5, 2017 2:44 PM ET

Lagos, Nigeria, January 5, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Gambian authorities to allow three independent radio stations to resume full broadcasting. Taranga FM, Hilltop Radio, and Afri Radio stopped broadcasting on January 1 on the orders of...

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Sri Lankan government blocks Tamil website

November 14, 2016 10:55 AM ET

Sri Lankan regulators blocked access to a Tamil-language news website on October 26, 2016, over allegations that the website carried false information and incited ethnic hatred, according to news reports and the website's editor, who is based overseas and who...

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In Egypt, censorship, an arrest, and court hearings for journalists

November 7, 2016 2:22 PM ET

Restrictions against the press continue in Egypt, with ongoing trials of journalists, some of whom have been in detention for more than three years, allegations that a TV station was ordered to drop a planned broadcast of an interview...

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