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Internet Censorship: Media Watchdog Calls Vietnam, China ‘Spy States’

China Internet

Written by Richard Finney China and Vietnam are among five “State Enemies of the Internet” identified Tuesday by a global media watchdog, which for the first time also listed an equal number of private-sector companies accused of selling monitoring equipment

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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

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship, World News

Iran to Start Uranium Enrichment at Underground Site This Month

Satellite image shows a facility under construction inside a mountain located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north northeast of Qom, Iran. A senior Iranian official says Iran will launch a second uranium enrichment facility later this month at an underground

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Internet Censorship: Iran Criminalizes Antifiltering Methods

Are Millions Of Iranians Criminals? Yes, according to an announcement by Iranian Telecommunications Minister Reza Taghipour, who says the use of antifiltering tools and virtual private networks (VPN) is a crime. Many Iranians use such tools and proxies on a

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Iran: Female Blogger Receives 50 Lashes

Written by Fred Petrossian These are the words Iranian blogger Somayeh Tohidloo wrote [fa] in her blog after receiving 50 whip lashes in Evin Prison on September 14, 2011: Be happy, for if you wanted to humiliate me, I confess

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Syrian Troops Continue Crackdown

Written by Ben Gilbert | Beirut, Lebanon Syria’s security forces continue to crack down on protests in several places, despite international condemnation. Over the weekend, Turkey’s president said Turkey has “lost confidence” in President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Iranian officials also

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Iran to Shut Down Internet & Start Homebrew Network

Homebrew is a term usually found in certain circles of gamers and “hacker types.” Typically when one speaks of homebrew, one is referring to some type of custom software or software/hardware setup that alters the “out of the box” functionality

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Global Press Freedom at Lowest Level in More Than Decade

Freedom House, a U.S.-based group that monitors human rights around the world says the number of people with access to free and independent media has declined to its lowest level in more than a decade.  In its newly released annual

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Posted in Human Rights

Censorship – Cyber Attacks Threaten Internet Freedom

According to one study, cyber attacks, government control and politically motivated agendas are among the top threats to internet freedom. Today, U.S. based watchdog organization Freedom House released a study titled “Freedom on the Net 2011: A Global Assessment of

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Posted in Human Rights

A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #7. THE INSANITY OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

The more Americans learn about the true hazards of nuclear weapons, the more concerned they are with the possibility of a nuclear holocaust. The national support for a bilateral nuclear freeze is but one example,. Following are some nuclear related

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Posted in Human Rights

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