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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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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

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

Internet Censorship: Raising Global Awareness of the Plight of Syrian Bloggers

The number of citizen journalists killed or arrested in Syria rises daily.  While some, such as Razan Ghazzawi—who won Frontline Defenders’ award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk—have received ample international attention for their plight, many others have gone largely

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

Internet Censorship: Meet Telecomix, The Hackers Bent On Exposing Those Who Censor And Surveil The Internet

| By Andy Greenberg, Forbes Staff | Read the full article on Forbes | One morning in mid-August, seven months into the Arab Spring protests and government crackdowns in which thousands have been killed, something strange happened on Syria’s Internet.

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

Human Rights: UN Rights Chief Dismisses Syria’s Assad Claims on Credibility

 United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has dismissed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s recent claims that the U.N. is not a credible organization and that her commission of inquiry failed to contact his government during an investigation of human rights

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Posted in Government Control, Human Rights

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

Internet Censorship: US Technology Used to Censor the Internet in Syria

Written by Pratap Chatterjee Technology from an American company is being used by the Syrian government to censor the Internet and monitor dissidents, according to activists. The equipment produced by a major SiliconValley company, Blue Coat, allows corporations and governments

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Top 25 Censored News 2011: #11 Trafficking of Iraqi Women Rampant

Human trafficking occurs throughout the world, yet has become increaingly more prevalent among the country of Iraq due to the instability produced by the Iraq War. Many Iraqi women and girls are widowed or orphaned by wartime casualties. Currently, more

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

Syrian Forces Seeking Army Defectors Storm Cities, Killing 8

Syrian troops backed by tanks and helicopters have killed at least eight people in raids designed to crush army deserters who are fighting back after months of mostly peaceful protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Activists say dozens of armored vehicles

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

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