Monthly Archives: December 2010

2010 Trend Watch Update: Global Internet Censorship

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation By Peter Eckersley At the beginning of this year EFF identified a dozen important trends in law, technology and business that we thought would play a significant role in shaping digital rights in 2010, with a

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Anger Over Gaywise Festival Censorship At Hampstead Town Hall Centre

Exhibition artwork covered up over ‘child protection issue’  Read full article from:  

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In the Middle of Europe, a Democracy Introduces Press Censorship

Source: The Raw Story By Daniel Tencer As the world’s attention focuses on WikiLeaks and the debate it has spawned about the extent of press freedom in the information age, one European country has taken a decisive step away from

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Dec 30, 1916: Rasputin Murdered

Grigory Rasputin, a self-fashioned Russian holy man, is murdered by Russian nobles eager to end his sway over the royal family. Rasputin won the favor of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra through his ability to stop the bleeding of

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Dec 30, 1903: Fire Breaks Out in Chicago Theater

A fire in the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, Illinois, kills more than 600 people on this day in 1903. It was the deadliest theater fire in U.S. history. Blocked fire exits and the lack of a fire-safety plan caused most

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Dec 30, 1994: An Anti-Abortion Activist Goes on a Murder Spree

John Salvi III walks into two separate abortion clinics in Brookline, Massachusetts, and shoots workers with a rifle, killing two receptionists and wounding five other employees. He was captured the next day after firing 23 shots at a Norfolk, Virginia,

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Dec 30, 1922: USSR Established

In post-revolutionary Russia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation (divided in 1936 into the Georgian, Azerbaijan, and Armenian republics). Also known as the Soviet Union, the

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Online Censorship Grows in 2010, Showing Power of Netizens

Source: PBS By Clothilde Le Coz Despite some good PR for online freedom this year, online censorship grew and became more subtle in 2010. Online propaganda remains strong within countries like China and Iran, where media censorship is everywhere and

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Asbury Park Press Censors Anti-Trafficking Messages, Not Sex Ads

In New Jersey, a group of activists have launched a campaign inspiring hundreds of Change.org members to help them pressure their local newspaper, the Asbury Park Press, to stop advertising for escort services and massage parlors. The APP’s response was

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Big Brother’s About To Change Your Internet-Commence Freaking Out

Source: Synthesis By Rachel Hwang I am really and truly terrified.  If there’s one thing internet culture values, it’s the ability to publish and partake of whatever we’d like on the net; anything from school research to porn to pop-culture

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