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Washington Post Fights Censorship Accusations

Washington Post

An American journalist with a long history of covering national politics says the Washington Post wrongly threw out an op-ed he penned last week that critiqued the media’s role in the Iraq War. Greg Mitchell, an accomplished author and reporter

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

Special Report: 2012 Deadly Year for World’s Journalists

Turkish Journalist

The year 2012 was one of the deadliest years for journalists, said the Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday, with a total of 70 killed. The high death toll was attributed to the conflict in Syria and violence against reporters

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Posted in Censorship, Special Report, World News

Internet Censorship: Wikileaks Suspends Publishing to Fight Financial Blockade

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has announced the organization is suspending the publishing of secret documents in order to concentrate on fundraising to ensure its future survival. At a news conference in London, Assange said a financial blockade by American companies

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Internet Censorship

Top 25 Censored News 2011: #1 More US Soldiers Committed Suicide Than Died in Combat

For the second year (2010) in a row, more US soldiers killed themselves (468) than died in combat (462). “If you… know the one thing that causes people to commit suicide, please let us know,” General Peter Chiarelli told the

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

Top 25 Censored News 2011: #2 US Military Manipulates the Social Media

The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda. A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with US Central Command (Centcom), which

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

Top 25 Censored News 2011: #11 Trafficking of Iraqi Women Rampant

Human trafficking occurs throughout the world, yet has become increaingly more prevalent among the country of Iraq due to the instability produced by the Iraq War. Many Iraqi women and girls are widowed or orphaned by wartime casualties. Currently, more

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

Top 25 Censored News 2011: #19 Oxfam Exposes How Aid Is Used for Political Purposes

In a new report, Oxfam has found that billions of dollars in international aid which could have transformed the lives of many people in some of the poorest countries in the world, was spent on unsustainable, expensive and dangerous aid

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

Censorship of War Casualties in the US

US mainstream media and the public’s willful ignorance is to blame for lack of knowledge about true cost of wars. Written by Ted Rall Why is it so easy for political leaders in the US to convince ordinary citizens to

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Posted in Human Rights

Kuwait: Bloggers Fight Internet Censorship and ISPs

In the past two months, Kuwaiti bloggers have campaigned against the policy of Internet companies in Kuwait which is enforcing a policy of limited bandwidth, highly raising prices in the past year by agreeing between each other on the same

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Syrian Troops Mass Near Border Town as Tensions Mount

Syrian forces have surrounded a town on the Iraqi border as the country’s opposition took a step closer to forming an alternative government that would challenge President Bashar al-Assad‘s grip on power. About 1,000 troops flown in by helicopter and

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Posted in Human Rights

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