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Internet Censorship: China Lifts Ban on IMDB

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China has unblocked the popular entertainment website IMDB (Internet Movie Database), which has been blocked since 2010. “I know very few cases where a site that’s been blocked for a long time is unblocked,” said Doug Young, a journalism professor

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Media Censorship: Vietnam Writer, Priest Handed Jail Sentences

A court in central Vietnam sentenced a female writer to five years in prison and ordered an activist priest jailed for two years for “activities undermining the state,” official media said Friday. Ho Thi Bich Khuong, 44, was handed three

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Media Censorship

Internet Censorship: Chinese Censors Target Citizen Journalists

Chinese media controls aim to limit ‘fabricated, inaccurate’ reporting. China’s censors have issued strict new rules to journalists in state-run media, warning that those who report information the government deems “inaccurate” could lose their press cards or face jail. But

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China Censors Internet Rumors on Jiang’s Health

Chinese censors are apparently blocking online discussion of former president Jiang Zemin, whose absence from a key Communist Party event in Beijing has sparked speculation that he is seriously ill. The 84-year-old Jiang was conspicuously missing Friday from state celebrations

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Posted in Human Rights

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