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Internet Censorship: Netizens Sway Opinion with ‘People’s’ Paper

Huynh Ngoc Chenh

An award-winning blogger in Vietnam said online activists in his tightly ruled country are becoming an effective source of information and are educating the public about their political rights through their “people’s newspaper.” But while these activists are competing with

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Free Speech: Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Named ‘Woman of Courage’

Ta Phong Tan

Written by By Rachel Vandenbrink   A Vietnamese blogger languishing in jail after challenging her one-party Communist government leaders on social justice issues was honored in the U.S. Friday as an “International Woman of Courage” in a move highlighting Hanoi’s

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech

Internet Censorship: Escalating Assault on Bloggers in Vietnam

Bloggers in Vietnam

Blogs in Vietnam have become prime targets of government repression, with more than 30 bloggers and netizens behind bars amid a crackdown on online dissent that has intensified over the past three years, an advocacy group said in a report

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Posted in Government Control, Internet Censorship

Facebook, Censorship and Art

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun – By Emily Greenberg Several weeks ago, Copenhagen-based artist Frode Steinicke received an unexpected message in his Facebook inbox: “Warning: You uploaded a photo that violates our Terms of Use, and this photo has been

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Mar 3, 1974: Faulty Door Dooms Plane

A DC-10 jet crashes into a forest outside of Paris, France, killing all 346 people on board, on this day in 1974. The poor design of the plane, as well as negligent maintenance, contributed to the disaster. Nearly two years

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Tunisia Gets Rid of Censorship

Source: The Voice of Russia After decades of tight censorship of books, television, newspapers and the internet, Tunisian customs authorities will no longer demand censors’ clearance  to allow  the import of  print materials and films. The country’s new government has

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Dec 12, 1913: Mona Lisa Recovered in Florence

Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Mona Lisa is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’s hotel room in Florence. Peruggia had previously worked at the Louvre and had participated

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