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29 July 2014

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China Monitors the Internet and the Public Pays the Bill

Experts say the billion-yuan “stability maintenance industry” is designed to help the government tighten its grip over public opinion online -- and to turn a profit.

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Leaked Cybercrime Law Could Undo Tunisia's Pioneer Status on Internet Rights

Government officials renew calls for filtering and monitoring of the Internet under the pretext of "fighting terrorism" -- could this mean the end of Tunisia's Internet rights renaissance?

28 July 2014

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The World Tweets for Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers on July 31

Join Global Voices bloggers for a worldwide, multilingual tweetathon in support of the ten bloggers and journalists facing terrorism charges in Ethiopia.

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‘Terrified’ Founder Decides to Shutter Hong Kong Pro-Democracy News Site ‘House News’

Some are speculating that the site was pressured to shut down as part of a wider crackdown by Beijing on Hong Kong's media.

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Twitter “Blocks” Access to Russia's Most Infamous Hackers

Russia's Twitter users no longer have access to @b0ltai, an account belonging to a hacker collective that has leaked several Kremlin documents to the Internet over the past 7 months.

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Thai Junta Issues New Gag Order Against Media

A new order from the Thai military government bans "criticism of operations of the [Junta], its officials, or any related individual," among other things.

24 July 2014

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Russia Offers 4 Million Rubles to Crack the Tor Network

Although unlikely, should Russia’s decryption project succeed, it could endanger millions of Internet users whose interest in online anonymity is far from nefarious.

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Israel Struggles to Win “Hearts and Minds” in Media War on Palestine

Israeli social media strategist Niv Calderon is waging a war of words on Palestine. “There is a media war, and each citizen, each computer user, is a soldier,” he says.

23 July 2014

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Netizen Report: Censorship and Social Media Sneakiness Abound in Southeast Asia

At the peak of summer, censorship is rising in SE Asia, African NGOs are drafting a regional Internet Rights declaration, and Europe is wrestling with Right-to-Be-Forgotten fallout.

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Court Ruling Against Restaurant Reviewer Leaves French Bloggers Reeling

The presiding judge ruled that while the review fell "within the scope of freedom of expression" its title was defamatory.