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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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Internet Censorship: Media Watchdog Calls Vietnam, China ‘Spy States’

China Internet

Written by Richard Finney China and Vietnam are among five “State Enemies of the Internet” identified Tuesday by a global media watchdog, which for the first time also listed an equal number of private-sector companies accused of selling monitoring equipment

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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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Media Censorship: China Censorship ‘Not Improving’

China News Stand

China is the world’s biggest prison of journalists and netizens, a press freedom watchdog’s new report says. China has one of the world’s worst records on press freedom, with controls on state-run media and netizens showing no signs of abating,

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Media Censorship: Media Freedom Worsens in China

Tightened press controls followed official concerns about ‘Jasmine’ uprisings. China has fallen once again in world press freedom rankings, following a year marked by crackdowns around the world, the Paris-based press monitor Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in an annual

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

Somali Journalist Killing Is Latest in Violent Trend

A Mogadishu radio-station director has became the third Somali journalist killed in as many months. The death underscores the constant threat against journalists working in the war-torn country. Abukar Hassan Mohamoud is the latest journalist to be killed in the

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Media Censorship

Media Censorship: Vietnam Journalist Held For ‘Graft’

Vietnamese authorities have arrested a journalist who wrote a series of exposes on corruption for allegedly bribing a traffic cop, according to a state media report. The official Thanh Nien newspaper said Hoang Khuong, 37, whose real name is Nguyen

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This Week in Internet Censorship: Updates from Russia, Venezuela, Thailand and South Korea

By Maira Sutton Re-Published from EFF under the Creative Commons License. Russia On Thursday, prominent blogger and a leader of recent anti-corruption protests, Alexei Navalny was imprisoned for 15 days on charges of resisting the police. Navalny was one of

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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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Woman Journalist’s Murder Turns Veracruz into Deadliest State for Media This Year

Yesterday’s discovery of the body of Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz, a crime reporter and columnist for the regional daily Notiver in the east-coast port city of Veracruz, adds her name to the long list of journalists who have been

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Posted in Human Rights

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