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Media Censorship: Vietnam on Media ‘Risk List’

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  Vietnam is one of the top 10 countries in the world where press freedom suffered the most setbacks during 2012, a leading media advocacy group said this week, citing stepped-up imprisonment of journalists as a reason for the decline.

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Media Censorship, Political Censorship

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Supports Easing US Sanctions

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says there is a “great eagerness” in her country for U.S. sanctions to be removed. AIn a Tuesday speech in Washington, she said U.S. relations with Burma should be based on accountability. “I

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Posted in Human Rights

A Good Ol’ Fashioned Digital Nightmare

While the sensible thing would be for me to go to bed, a rather creepy dream still lingers in my head. So before I close my eyes and call it a night, I’ll bring my digital delusion to light. It

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Posted in Government Control, Human Rights

Internet Censorship: Raising Global Awareness of the Plight of Syrian Bloggers

The number of citizen journalists killed or arrested in Syria rises daily.  While some, such as Razan Ghazzawi—who won Frontline Defenders’ award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk—have received ample international attention for their plight, many others have gone largely

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Human Rights: Russian Laws Keep Gay Life Behind Closed Doors

  MOSCOW — Saint Petersburg has long been seen as Russia’s most liberal city.  But now it may be leading a national movement to ban public displays of gay life across Russia. When gay rights activists recently released a rainbow

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Human Rights, LGBT

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Fight for the Future of Internet Freedom

Hi, I am Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, and if you care about justice and the future of the Internet freedom, Demand Progress and I need your help. This will only take a few seconds, but you can really help us change

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

A Victory for the Internet?

A New Push For, And Old Worries About, Internet Freedom Freedom champions take heart…at least a little bit. There were some moves this week that advocates for free online expression say point to a larger trend toward more, not less,

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: Chopping the Head off LulzSec

For a while, it seemed that the hacker group with the silly name was running rings around the FBI. In the end, however, it appears it was the FBI running the show. In the summer of 2011, LulzSec – supposedly

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: Top Hacker Turns Snitch, Alleged ‘Anonymous’ Leaders Busted

Several alleged leaders of the international hacking organization “Anonymous” are not anonymous anymore. U.S. officials Tuesday announced the arrests of six high-profile hackers, including Hector Xavier Monsegur. Documents filed in a federal court in New York indicate that Monsegur, known

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: CCP Proposes Cells For Microblogs

China’s ruling Communist Party wants to set up branches at all major microblogging sites. Authorities plan to establish propaganda department branches of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) at the offices of Chinese Internet companies providing microblogging services, according to reports

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

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