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Tunisia: Censorship and Freedom of Speech in the Year That Was

| Written by Afef Abrougui | Sourced from Global Voices (Creative Commons) | Former Tunisian President Zeine El Abidine Ben Ali was an enemy to freedom of speech. With its heavy tactics, his regime attempted to silence all dissidents. The

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech, Government Control

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

Kuwait: Bloggers Fight Internet Censorship and ISPs

In the past two months, Kuwaiti bloggers have campaigned against the policy of Internet companies in Kuwait which is enforcing a policy of limited bandwidth, highly raising prices in the past year by agreeing between each other on the same

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Apple Blocks Emails for Objectionable Content

Apple has been silently deleting outgoing mail that contains unacceptable words and phrases. What sorts of words and phrases? Good question! Apple won’t say. It definitely doesn’t like political yammering. Shut up, hippies. One email that has repeatedly triggered a

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, 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

Internet Censorship Weekly Recap

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Posted in Human Rights

Censorship – Cyber Attacks Threaten Internet Freedom

According to one study, cyber attacks, government control and politically motivated agendas are among the top threats to internet freedom. Today, U.S. based watchdog organization Freedom House released a study titled “Freedom on the Net 2011: A Global Assessment of

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Posted in Human Rights

A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #17. ONE OF THE BEST-KEPT CORPORATE SECRETS OF 1981

AWACS, the acronym for Airborne Warning and Control System planes, was one of the biggest headline stories of 1981. And when Congress finally approved the controversial sale of reconnaissance planes to Saudi Arabia we thought it was in the best

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Arab Dictatorships Use McAfee and Other U.S. Technology to Censor Internet and Spy

Source: AllGov Authoritarian regimes in the Middle East have had plenty of help from American firms when it comes to censorship and spying on pro-democracy protestors. One of the biggest players is Intel-owned McAfee Inc., provider of content-filtering software used

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Saudi Arabia Bans All Protests

Source: VOA   Saudi Arabia has banned all protests following several small gatherings of demonstrators demanding change in the conservative kingdom. The country’s Interior Ministry announced Saturday on state television that security forces would use what it called “all measures”

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Posted in Human Rights

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