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Internet Censorship: China Lifts Ban on IMDB

IMDB

China has unblocked the popular entertainment website IMDB (Internet Movie Database), which has been blocked since 2010. “I know very few cases where a site that’s been blocked for a long time is unblocked,” said Doug Young, a journalism professor

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Australian Journalist Arrested Over Facebook Photo

By Kevin Rennie Australian journalist arrested and iPad seized! No it’s not Julian Assange. But Ben Grubb’s brief encounter with Queensland authorities raised several serious cyber issues including social media privacy and security, police powers of arrest and confiscation of

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Posted in Human Rights

US Media Outlets Criticised For Their WikiLeaks Stance

Source: Index on Censorship – By Emily Badger One of the oddest strands of the WikiLeaks story in the US over the past year — and this week marks the one-year anniversary of the release of the “collateral murder” video

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Brazilian Newspaper Reporter Quits, Alleging Censorship

Source: Journalism in the Americas After the recent controversial firing of journalist Aguirre Peixoto, the newspaper A Tarde is embroiled in another controversy over one of its employees. Reporter Emanuella Sombra resigned, Monday, March 28, after disagreeing with edits that

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

“The Main Thing is the Information Gets Out”

Source: swissinfo.ch – By Etienne Strebel   A small group of Libyans living in exile in Switzerland are trying to show what is really going on in their home country, despite the censorship imposed by the regime. Their small “news

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Posted in Human Rights

Brazilian Digital Newspaper Accuses State Government of Censorship

Source: Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – By Adriana Prado   The site Midiamax, a digital newspaper in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, said in a message sent to the Brazilian Press Association (ABI in Portuguese)

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Journalist’s Firing Sparks Debate on Censorship and Media Concentration in Mexico

Source: Journalism in the Americas The controversial decision to sack an award-winning Mexican radio host for commenting on allegations that President Felipe Calderón is an alcoholic has prompted protests and opened a debate on the relationship between concentrated media ownership

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Censorship by ‘Pay-to-Print’

Source: The Hindu – By P. Sainath When it comes to paid news, there’s silence because, while Ashok Chavan might stand accused, it is the media who are on trial. The year 2010 saw journalists, their associations and unions hold

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