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#Anonymous to Protest Facebook Censorship #Op TRUTH FORCE April 6 2013

Facebook Censorship

Those of you that regularly use the social networking service facebook, be warned as Anonymous will launch #Op TRUTH FORCE on April 6, 2013 at 1:00AM GMT. The protest is in response to the growing practice of censorship on the

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Posted in Censorship, Corporate Censorship, Internet Censorship, World News

Film Censorship: ‘Jews of Egypt’ Film Passes Censor After Delay

Egyptian Poster

Egypt’s censorship office gave permission on Wednesday for the screening of a historical documentary about the country’s Jewish community, the director said, following a delay caused by a security agency that expressed reservations about the title. “Jews of Egypt” will

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Posted in Censorship, Film Censorship

Film Censorship: Egypt Won’t Permit Film on Egyptian Jews

Egyptian Poster

Egyptian authorities have failed to issue a permit to screen a historical documentary about the country’s Jewish community, the film’s producer said on Wednesday, one of a series of disputes over freedom of expression under the Islamist government. Egypt already

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Posted in Censorship, Film Censorship

Censorship or Sensationalism?

The “Innocence of Muslims” And The Spread Of Internet Rumor Once again, the world is learning the hard way that in the tinderbox of religion and politics, the Internet can be gasoline. This week’s shocking attack on a U.S. consulate

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Posted in Media Censorship

Human Rights: Prosecution Demands Death Penalty for Egypt’s Mubarak

  Prosecutors in the trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak say they will seek the death penalty for him and at least five security officials. Mubarak faces a variety of charges over corruption and involvement in the deaths of

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Posted in Human Rights

Human Rights: Arab Spring Gets Mixed Results in Advancing Human Rights

While the so-called Arab Spring, which continues to this day, has had mixed results in advancing human rights, activists around the world say they have been inspired by the movement to fight for change in their own countries. Some are

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights

Human Rights: Protesters Pack Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Despite Government’s Concessions

Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday where they pressed their demand for an end to military rule despite the ruling military’s appointment of a new prime minister. The number of protesters has continued to

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights

Free Speech: Bloggers Under Fire

One of the most grave threats to free expression in many countries these days is the intimidation and persecution of bloggers and online journalists.  The effects are often far-reaching as bloggers are scared into silence.  While the Arab Spring has

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

Arab World: Nobel Peace Prize for Revolution Netizens?

Written by Amira Al Hussaini Twitter is abuzz with excitement tonight as the names of Arab netizens are being circulated as possible candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for the roles they have played in the Arab revolutions. Egyptians Wael

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

‘Anonymous’ Hackers Vow to ‘Kill’ Facebook – November 5th

In a YouTube message from the collective that hacked the Syrian Ministry of Defense website Sunday, Anonymous says it will “kill” Facebook on November 5th, one day before election day, for the sake of “privacy.” Calling out Facebook for selling

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

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