Blog Archives

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. 

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Media Censorship, 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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship, World News

Media Censorship: Vietnam on Media ‘Risk List’

Vietnam Flag

  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.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Media Censorship, Political Censorship

Somali Journalist Killing Is Latest in Violent Trend

A Mogadishu radio-station director has became the third Somali journalist killed in as many months. The death underscores the constant threat against journalists working in the war-torn country. Abukar Hassan Mohamoud is the latest journalist to be killed in the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Media Censorship

Free Press, Freedom Of Expression Knows The Censorship Of The Internet As The Media Moves Online

Governments around the world to develop new tools for journalists to censor the media as it moves increasingly online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Monday. In a report published on the eve of World Press Freedom Day on

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Global Rise In Online Censorship

The fence was amazingly fast and almost complete. In the midst of a popular revolution – one that was blogged, YouTubed and twittered in cyber attacks minute by minute – the Egyptian regime has tightened its Internet connection at the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights

Brazilian Digital Newspaper Accuses State Government of Censorship

Source: Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – By Adriana Prado   The site Midiamax, a digital newspaper in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, said in a message sent to the Brazilian Press Association (ABI in Portuguese)

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Media Rights Group: 44 Journalists Killed in 2010

Source: VOM – By Margaret Besheer The Committee to Protect Journalists reports 2010 was another mixed year for press freedom, saying that while international law and conventions guarantee the right to free expression, international institutions such as the United Nations

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights

Press Freedoms Threatened in Latin America

Source: Mecury News – By Christopher Toothaker CARACAS, Venezuela—Threats against journalists and restrictions on press freedoms are increasing throughout Latin America, especially in Venezuela under President Hugo Chavez, an international watchdog group said Tuesday. In its annual report, the New

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. You have full control over the frequency of emails you receive, and you can unsubscribe at any time. We will NOT share your email address with anyone, ever!

Join 734 other followers

Member of The Internet Defense LeagueBloggers' Rights at EFF
  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.