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Nobody Wants the New .XXX Sex Domain

Source: ABC – By Robbie Swan Over the last few years we’ve seen various attempts by governments to censor and control the Internet. China has sort to stop criticism of its policies and to suppress the views of dissidents by

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Has U.S. Already Begun Censoring the Internet?

Source: Yahoo News – By Todd Jacobs COMMENTARY | With Middle East countries in turmoil the subject of Internet censorship has been a major focal point of the civil unrest. The civil protests and unrest in the Middle East were

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Iran Tries Internet Censorship, Execution As Protesters Demand Democracy

Source: New York Magazine   After yesterday’s pro-democracy protests in Tehran, Iranian authorities have started blocking pro-opposition websites and electronic media and greatly slowed broadband speed in major cities. Text-message and mobile-phone traffic has been disrupted, and the word bahman,

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Feb 12, 2002: Iranian Jet Slams Into Mountain

↑ Grab this Headline Animator On this day in 2002, an Iranian passenger jet crashes into the side of a mountain, killing all 117 people on board. Iran Air Tours, a subsidiary of Iran Air, scheduled the Russian-built Tupolev 154

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Feb 1, 1979: Ayatollah Khomeini Returns to Iran

On February 1, 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran in triumph after 15 years of exile. The shah and his family had fled the country two weeks before, and jubilant Iranian revolutionaries were eager to establish a fundamentalist Islamic

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Berlin Festival to Honor Iranian Filmmaker Panahi

The Berlin film festival says it will honor imprisoned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi with screenings of his movies and a panel discussion on censorship in Iran.

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Top 10 Countries That Censor The Internet

Top 10 Countries That Censor The Internet

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Dec 19, 2005: Ahmadinejad Bans All Western Music in Iranian State Television and Radio Broadcasts

The first known pronouncement by a public figure regarding the potential of popular music to act as a socially destabilizing force comes from the first century B.C., when none other than the great philosopher Plato wrote, “When the mode of

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