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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

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

Pakistan Postpones Texting Censorship

Pakistani officials are denying they ordered the country’s mobile phone operators to block certain text messages sent by customers. A free speech advocacy group plans to sue the government over a list containing hundreds of so-called obscene words and phrases,

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights

Pakistan Escalates Its Internet Censorship

Censorship of political content has no place in Pakistan’s democracy, which guarantees freedom of expression. When websites are blocked in a country with over 20 million internet users, people tend to notice. In Pakistan, where the openness of the internet has

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Posted in Human Rights

Arrests of Twitter Users & New Filtering

Pakistan In Pakistan, where substantial online and offline censorship already exist, reports have emerged that users of the ISP Mobilink must add proxy 10.215.2.32 port 3128 to browse the Internet, resulting in censorship of key words and phrases in search

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency Denies Role in Journalist’s Murder

Saleem Shahzad, a prominent Pakistani journalist whose tortured body was discovered this week, was buried in Karachi on Wednesday. The 40-year old father of three worked for the Hong-Kong based Asia Times Online and other  publications and had recently written

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Silenced Once Again

Murder is the severest form of censorship and a brave Pakistani journalist has just offered proof with his life. Syed Saleem Shahzad has joined the unacceptably long list of over 70 journalists who have been killed in the line of

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Tunisia Bans Adult Websites: Backtracks on Censorship Reversal Progress

Tunisia is banning all adult websites after a court order called on the Tunisian Internet Agency to impose a blockade. The X-rated websites are seen as posing a danger to children and are considered contrary to Muslim values, according to

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Posted in Human Rights

Economist Accuses India of Censorship Over Kashmir Map

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Internet Censorship Weekly Recap

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Posted in Human Rights

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