Monthly Archives: January 2012

Internet Opens Russia for Democracy Movement

Russia’s protest movement grew and got organized with speed that startled many in the political establishment. Russia’s uncensored Internet allows people to communicate, coordinate and raise money for rallies, all through their computers. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is running for

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Art Censorship: Pissy Pussy Comic – ‘Getting Social’

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Literature Censorship

Internet Censorship: The Wiki Blackout, One Day Later

Just What, If Anything, Did Wednesday’s Protest Achieve? Not content to leave the battle un-joined, the hacker group Anonymous stepped into the SOPA fray Thursday evening by launching a massive denial of service attack on several SOPA supporters, including Universal

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: Copyright Enforcement Vs. Censorship — Impact Of ‘Megaupload’ Case

Joss Wright, a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, speaks to RFE/RL correspondent Ron Synovitz about the possible impact of the Megaupload copyright case on Internet freedoms around the world. RFE/RL:

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Iran to Start Uranium Enrichment at Underground Site This Month

Satellite image shows a facility under construction inside a mountain located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north northeast of Qom, Iran. A senior Iranian official says Iran will launch a second uranium enrichment facility later this month at an underground

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Posted in Uncategorized

Censorship in America: Hate Speech Overview

Hate speech is, outside the law, any communication that disparages a person or a group on the basis of some characteristic such as race, color, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or other characteristic. In law, hate speech is

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Posted in Free Speech, Media Censorship

Media Censorship: Vietnam Journalist Held For ‘Graft’

Vietnamese authorities have arrested a journalist who wrote a series of exposes on corruption for allegedly bribing a traffic cop, according to a state media report. The official Thanh Nien newspaper said Hoang Khuong, 37, whose real name is Nguyen

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Posted in Government Control, Media Censorship

Human Rights: U.S. Accused of Abusing Afghan Prisoners

A commission set up by Afghan President Hamid Karzai is making serious accusations against a U.S.-run prison. In a report released to the media Saturday, the commission accused the United States of abusing and torturing Afghans held at a prison

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Posted in Human Rights

Human Rights: Tunisia Tense Ahead of Revolution Anniversary

An elderly man is in serious condition after setting himself on fire in southern Tunisia this week – in an apparent attempt to draw attention to the dire economic situation in the North African country. The act speaks to simmering

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Posted in Human Rights, Liberation

Censorship 2012: New Year’s Resolution: Full Disk Encryption on Every Computer You Own

| By Seth Schoen | Sourced from EFF.org (Creative Commons License) | The New Year is upon us, and you might be partaking in the tradition of making a resolution for the coming year. This year, why not make a resolution to protect

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