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Report: Secret US Government Order Targets WikiLeaks Volunteer

A U.S. news report says the U.S. government obtained a secret court order to force Google Inc. and a small Internet provider to hand over information from the e-mail accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer. A report in The Wall Street

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Dalai Lama Criticizes ‘Immoral’ Chinese Censorship

The Dalai Lama sharply criticized censorship in China as “immoral” during a video chat with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. The exiled Tibetan leader spoke with Tutu Saturday from Dharamsala, India.  The Dalai Lama had planned to visit his friend and

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Burma Censorship Chief Calls for Press Freedom

The chief of Burma’s state censorship body has called for press freedom in the repressive nation, even suggesting his own department should be shut down. Tint Swe, director of the Press Scrutiny and Registration Department, told Radio Free Asia Friday

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Russian Media Tests Boundaries Of State Censorship

Supporters of journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin believe he was poisoned because of his work. Written By Gregory Feifer October 7 marks the fifth anniversary of the assassination of “Novaya gazeta” journalist and author Anna Politkovskaya, renowned for her groundbreaking investigative reporting

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The Pirate Bay Adds Domain to Bypass Court Order

Showing how futile Internet censorship can be, The Pirate Bay has registered a new domain name to allow Belgian users to access the site and bypass a recent court order. For just a few dollars, The Pirate Bay should now

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Tunisian Internet Agency Admits to Testing Western Companies’ Censorship Software

By: Qichen Zhang At the third annual Arab Bloggers Meeting this week, it was revealed that Tunisia has been secretly testing western companies’ censorship software. AB11’s website recently reported that software companies offered discounts to the Tunisian government in order

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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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Ban Censorship, Not Books or Websites

On July 25, 2011, the Republic School District Board in southwest Missouri voted unanimously to ban Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five and Sarah Ockler’s Twenty Boy Summer from its curriculum and library. Banning books from libraries is nothing new, but across

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ACLU Marks Banned Websites Awareness Day with Report on LGBT Censorship in Schools

Public schools across the country are largely receptive to removing web filters that block educational content related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, according to a new report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT

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Vietnam: Ambassador Urged to Press Rights

Congress members want a greater focus on human rights in Vietnam. More than a dozen U.S. lawmakers have urged the newly appointed American Ambassador to Vietnam to give a higher priority to raising human rights issues in the communist-ruled nation.

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