Monthly Archives: May 2011

Music Industry Sues ISP to Censor The Pirate Bay

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Tunisia Bans Adult Websites: Backtracks on Censorship Reversal Progress

Tunisia is banning all adult websites after a court order called on the Tunisian Internet Agency to impose a blockade. The X-rated websites are seen as posing a danger to children and are considered contrary to Muslim values, according to

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Obama Signs Patriot Act Extension

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law a four-year extension of parts of a controversial domestic surveillance law, just before the provisions were to expire Thursday. U.S. lawmakers raced Thursday to pass the extension to the USA Patriot Act. 

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France Detains Several People Enforcing Veil Ban

Just over a month after France enacted a controversial face-veil ban, the government says it has detained several dozen women wearing the veils, but that enforcing the legislation appears to be going smoothly. From Paris, Lisa Bryant takes a look

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Tunisian Blogger Resigns From Government Over Internet Censorship

Tunis – A renowned Tunisian blogger who was imprisoned during the country’s Jasmine Revolution announced Tuesday his resignationfrom the country’s interim government, apparently in protest over the resumption of internet censorship. Slim Amadou, 23, minister for sport and youth, announced

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Economist Accuses India of Censorship Over Kashmir Map

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Biblical Soothsayer Predicted World’s Demise, Americans Scoff

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France Lobbies G8 for Internet Control and Censorship

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World Press Photo Exhibit Closes Early Over Censorship

          A World Press Photo exhibit in Beirut is shutting down early after Lebanese authorities ordered the removal of an Israeli photographer’s prize-winning work, an organizer of the exhibit said Friday. Erik de Kruijf, a World

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Iran: “We Are Everywhere” Campaign Against Homophobia

By Hamid Tehrani Arsham Parsi is the founder and director of the Iranian Queer Organization based in Toronto, Canada. In 2008, he told Global Voices, “the Internet has been a gift to us.” This year, on May 17, the International

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