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22 August 2015

Did Wikipedia Just Outsmart Russia's Internet Blacklist?

Wikipedia is trying something new in the fight against Russian censorship, and it might actually work.

21 August 2015

Malaysia Considers Forcing News Websites to Register with Government, As Political Scandal Unfolds

"It is highly unlikely that this move is intended to achieve anything other than the shutting down of criticism."

19 August 2015

Russia Blocks Euronews ISIS Video Over ‘Extremist’ User Comment

Russian censors have blocked another YouTube video, although it did not violate any Russian laws. Instead, an offending user comment under the video caused Roscomnadzor to ban the page wholesale.

13 August 2015

Bangladesh Police Chief Tells Bloggers, “Don't Cross the Line”

"Those who illogically write against religion in blogs are also extremists," said a high police official.

Turkish Authorities on Blocking Binge as Political Tensions Rise

Pro-Kurdish and leftist media sites are among the 96 websites most recently blocked by Turkish authorities.

11 August 2015

Protests as Malaysia Suspends Two Newspapers Following a Corruption Expose

"We must never forget abuses of power today. You can suspend The Edge but you can't suspend truth!"

3 August 2015

Iran Closes Down Hardline Newspaper After Anti Nuclear Deal Coverage

Iran's Press Supervisory have closed down 9 Dey, a hardline newspaper that has published dissenting views to the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 countries, signed in Vienna on...

30 July 2015

How China's Online Civilization Army Turned a Youth Street Fight into a Patriotic Struggle

"They just pick quarrels and fights all day long. Today vow to execute this and tomorrow execute someone else. Such patriotism is not loving one's country but hating one's country."

28 July 2015

Russian Censors Threaten to Shut Down Business Website for Writing About Bitcoin

Officials today told a Russian business-news website today that it must delete or edit within the next three days an article it published about bitcoins.

Russia to Web Anonymizers: Shut Up and Go Away

Russian censors are now officially adding anonymizing websites to their blacklist registry, on the grounds they enable access to extremist content that is already blocked in Russia.