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World News: US Warns China on Cyber Security

Web attack

A senior White House official is calling on China to take “serious steps” to stop cybercrimes, saying the issue is a “growing challenge” to U.S.-China relations. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon on Monday called on China to acknowledge the scope

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Posted in Science & Technology, World News

Media Censorship: Burma Media Law Seen as a Step Backward

Burma Media Law Protest

Burma’s new media law has come up for debate before parliament. Some rights groups say the law is a significant step backward for a country that only recently banned censorship. The proposed law could make life more difficult for journalists. 

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Internet Censorship: China, Russia Seek Greater Control of Internet, US says

Internet Censorship Protest

China and Russia are buying increasingly powerful surveillance technologies to intercept communications and try to take control of the Internet, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Alec Ross, the U.S. secretary of state’s senior adviser for innovation, said new

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Posted in Internet Censorship, Science & Technology, World News

Special Report: 2012 Deadly Year for World’s Journalists

Turkish Journalist

The year 2012 was one of the deadliest years for journalists, said the Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday, with a total of 70 killed. The high death toll was attributed to the conflict in Syria and violence against reporters

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Posted in Censorship, Special Report, World News

Media Censorship: Iran Jails Journalists for Foreign Cooperation

Iran Censorship

Iran has arrested a dozen journalists accused of cooperating with foreign Persian-language media organizations, in what appears to be a coordinated crackdown on the press. Lat week Iranian media said the detained journalists worked for six different news organizations, including

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship, World News

Internet Censorship: New Internet Regulations Provide Window into North Korea

Cell Phone

Foreigners living in and visiting North Korea can now access Twitter, Facebook, and other social media on their mobile phones, providing what could be an unprecedented, real-time view of the notoriously isolated country. A slow but steady stream of tweets

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World News: Pakistani Protesters March on US Consulate

Hundreds of Pakistanis protesting an anti-Islam video produced in the United States have clashed with police as they tried to march toward the U.S. Consulate in the southern city of Karachi. Police fired tear gas and water cannon at the

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Time Magazine Names ‘The Protester’ Person of the Year

The U.S.-based Time magazine has recognized unprecedented change in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world by naming “the protester” as its Person of the Year. In an article Wednesday, Time said the protest movement is largely populated by

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