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Media Censorship: Unrest Spreads In Southern China

Residents protest a power plant they say is polluting their village in China’s Guangdong province. Thousands of angry residents surrounded government buildings and blocked roads in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Tuesday in protest at a coal-fired power

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

Vietnam: Court Reduces Blogger’s Sentence

A Vietnamese court halves the jail term of a professor convicted of publishing anti-state essays. A Vietnamese court on Tuesday reduced the jail sentence of a French-Vietnamese professor and blogger following an outcry from Paris and the European Union over

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet 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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