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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

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

Censorship in America: New Censorship & Surveillance Tactics in the United States

Google Spy

Many democratic nations find themselves in a hypocritical quandary these days. This includes The United States Federal Government. In just 2012, The US Federal Government initiated more than 31,000 inquiries to Google about their users data usage, and most of

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Posted in Censorship, Corporate Censorship, Government Control, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

World News: Pakistani Protesters March on US Consulate

Hundreds of Pakistanis protesting an anti-Islam video produced in the United States have clashed with police as they tried to march toward the U.S. Consulate in the southern city of Karachi. Police fired tear gas and water cannon at the

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Posted in World News

Censorship or Sensationalism?

The “Innocence of Muslims” And The Spread Of Internet Rumor Once again, the world is learning the hard way that in the tinderbox of religion and politics, the Internet can be gasoline. This week’s shocking attack on a U.S. consulate

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Posted in Media Censorship

Time Magazine Names ‘The Protester’ Person of the Year

The U.S.-based Time magazine has recognized unprecedented change in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world by naming “the protester” as its Person of the Year. In an article Wednesday, Time said the protest movement is largely populated by

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Posted in World News

Freedom of Expression: Activists Jailed for Criticizing Government

The Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced five political activists to prison for publicly criticizing the country’s leaders. The defendants were arrested in April for making various comments, and they appeared in court several times, mostly behind

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights

Media Censorship: Sri Lankan Government Criticized for Targeting Several News Websites

Sri Lankan authorities are facing strong criticism for restricting media freedom after blocking several websites and requiring all news websites to register with the government. The government is defending its actions, saying it is not targeting freedom of expression. The

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Internet Censorship, Media Censorship

Human Rights: UN Says Syria Crackdown Death Toll Tops 3,500

The U.N. human rights office says at least 3,500 people have been killed in the Syrian government’s eight-month crackdown on dissent, while activists say deadly assaults continued in the central city of Homs. Ravina Shamdasani, a spokeswoman for the U.N.

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Posted in Government Control, Human Rights

Free Speech: Bloggers Under Fire

One of the most grave threats to free expression in many countries these days is the intimidation and persecution of bloggers and online journalists.  The effects are often far-reaching as bloggers are scared into silence.  While the Arab Spring has

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

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