Monthly Archives: April 2011

Online Censorship Now Bordering on the Ridiculous in Turkey

Source: Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders is both amused and shocked to learn that the High Council for Telecommunications (TIB), Turkey’s Internet regulator, has issued Internet service providers and website hosting companies with a list of 138 keywords that

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Gay Censorship, Political Pressure Sparks Controversy at Smithsonian

Source: LGBT Weekly Recent pressure to remove a controversial art work from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” has sparked a debate concerning the over-arching issues of free expression and artistic censorship in

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Posted in Human Rights

Press Freedom Day Notes Impact of Citizen Journalism

May 3, 2011, the United Nations will mark World Press Freedom Day.  This year’s event comes at a time when social media, mobile phones and the Internet are playing an increasing role in giving a voice to the oppressed.  As

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A Chinese Facebook is Coming and Will Make Huge Censorship Concessions

Source: Digital Trends – By: Molly McHugh Insiders say a Facebook–Baidu collaboration is in the works, and that the social network will allow government censorship. A Facebook lobbyist recently said that perhaps the site was allowing “too much free speech”

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

LGBT Activists Launch Boycott Against Chik-fil-A, Conservative Christians’ Response: Buy “Jesus Chicken”

By Steven D | Sourced from Booman Tribune Chik-fil-A makes “Jesus Chicken” doncha know. And now I suppose I have to answer the inevitable question: what makes Chik-fil-A chicken so good that the Son of God has given it his

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Religious Censorship

Tensions High as US, China Open Talks on Human Rights

The United States and China have begun two days of talks on human rights in Beijing amid differing opinions about China’s ongoing crackdown on dissent. Human rights is one area in which the U.S. and Chinese governments tend to disagree

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White House Condemns Latest WikiLeaks Disclosure

The White House on Monday condemned the disclosure of hundreds of U.S. military documents originally obtained by the website WikiLeaks that detail secret reports about more than 700 people held since 2002 at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay,

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Canada Election 2011: NDP Censor Facebook Video

Source: Oye! Times – By Stephan Pate NDP candidate does flip-flop pulling video from Facebook page in effort to limit free expression. Are the NDP delirious this week? The last week of an election campaign can be a strange time

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BTjunkie Starts Proxy to Bypass Italian Blockade

Source: TorrentFreak – By Ernesto A few days ago an Italian court ordered all ISPs to block subscriber access to BTjunkie, leaving hundreds of thousands of Italians with the task of finding a new torrent site. Or perhaps not? Just

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China Cracks Down on Would-be Easter Congregants

Chinese police detained up to 40 Christians who tried to converge at the site of a banned Easter service Sunday and placed 500 more under house arrest. Police deployed in large numbers early Sunday in northwest Beijing, where the independent

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship