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Music Censorship: North Korea Crackdown on ‘Thumb Drives’

North Koreans find new ways to access illicit South Korean pop culture. North Korean authorities are stepping up a crackdown on portable media devices in an attempt to block the spread of “Korean Wave” culture from the South, North Korean

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Music Censorship

Muzzling the Media in Malaysia: Libel and Censorship

It was abundantly clear from the reaction to the Bersih 2.0 rally on July 9th that the Malaysian government has become ever more insecure about its hold on power.  And yet as the government becomes ever more insecure the measures

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Posted in Human Rights

Uzbek Journalists Pursue Dogged Anti-Censorship Campaign

Two Uzbek journalists have been arrested and fined after staging a demonstration in their ongoing dispute with the state TV company where they formerly worked, and which they accuse of censorship. Saodat Omonova and Malohat Eshankulova declared a hunger strike

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Posted in Human Rights

Bangladesh: Bloggers Arrested While Protesting Against Energy Deal

Many netizens in Bangladesh are raging with anger as for the first time in the country bloggers and online activists among other protesters were arrested while striking in protest of a recent Production Sharing Contract (PSC) between the Bangladesh government

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech, Internet Censorship

Burma Eases Strict Censorship

Burma media reacted with caution on Saturday after the country announced a slight easing of repressive censorship rules for some publications, but kept its tight grip on news titles. Sports journals, entertainment magazines, fairytales and the winning lottery numbers will

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Posted in Human Rights

Internet Censorship Stepped Up in Inner Mongolia

Reporters Without Borders has learned that more websites in Inner Mongolia are being censored by the Chinese authorities, who are now using more insidious and less visible methods than just blocking a site. They are leaving certain personal blogs, forums

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Posted in Human Rights

Floating Spaces: Theatre and Censorship in Sri Lanka

Some of the best conversations featured on this site have been with those involved in the arts in Sri Lanka. Noted theatre personalities featured on Groundviews to date include Tracy Holsinger, Mohamed Adamaly and the iconic Iranganie Serasinghe. Jake Oorloff

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Censors Keep Watch on U.S. Embassy Microblog

Source: The Wall Street Journal Attempts by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to stimulate discussion on Internet freedom among Chinese microblog users ran up against Beijing’s sophisticated censorship apparatus Wednesday. Now it appears that this effort has landed the embassy’s

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Alarming Political Implications of China’s Intensified Censorship

Source: The Epoch Times – By He Qinglian Recently a friend working in Chinese media told me that the Southern Weekly and Southern Metropolis Daily, popular newspapers known for relatively liberal and bold reporting, will be directly censored by the

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Posted in Human Rights

China’s Censorship of the Egypt Protests Isn’t Fooling Everyone

Source: The Telegraph – By Peter Foster China’s educated classes know their news is filtered (Photo: AP) Media censorship is part of life in China and – though it may go against the Western belief that everyone is yearning for

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Posted in Human Rights

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