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Media Censorship: Iran Jails Journalists for Foreign Cooperation

Iran Censorship

Iran has arrested a dozen journalists accused of cooperating with foreign Persian-language media organizations, in what appears to be a coordinated crackdown on the press. Lat week Iranian media said the detained journalists worked for six different news organizations, including

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship, World News

Internet Censorship: Turkey Blocks Web Pages Touting Darwin’s Evolution Theory

The blocking by Turkish state authorities of Web pages advocating the theory of evolution has put the focus on wider concerns by teachers and academics that the ideas of Darwin increasingly are being undermined by the Islamic-rooted government. Numerous web

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

Turkey Backtracks on Controversial Internet Filtering Plans

In the face of increasing concerns from the public over a planned Internet filtering system to be imposed in late August, Turkey‘s Internet watchdog decided not to oblige Internet users to choose a filtering option and postponed the introduction of

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

US Joins 30 Countries in Recognizing Libyan Rebels

The United States joined 30 other countries Friday in formally recognizing Libya’s opposition Transitional National Council as the “legitimate governing authority.” The decision announced at a meeting of the international Libya Contact Group in Turkey, will increase pressure on Libyan

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Posted in Human Rights

On Censorship, Art and WikiLeaks

This article is republished in its entirety with permission from Wikileaks-Movie.com, Written by Meltem Arikan. Censorship is not just about forbidding discussion of certain facts or limiting the freedom of thought. Our very patterns of thought, emotions, and beliefs can

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Posted in Human Rights

Syrian Troops Ransack Northern Border Village

Syrian troops have reportedly ransacked a border village that had provided help to thousands of people fleeing a military crackdown on anti-government dissent. Refugees and activists say that soldiers in the village of Bdama set fire to crops and buildings

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Posted in Human Rights

Internet Activist Group Anonymous Warns Turkish Government About Censorship (Video)

Anonymous, an internet activist group supporting freedom of expression online, sends a warning to the Turkish Government ahead of a new internet censorship filter planned to be implemented in August 2011. The Turkish AKP (Justice and Development Party) is scheduled

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship, Media Censorship

Internet Censorship Weekly Recap

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Posted in Human Rights

Marchers Protest New Turkish Web Filtering Rules

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Posted in Human Rights

Three Acts Of Comic Book Censorship

Source: Bleeding Cool How does it feel to be a cartoonist or a caricaturist when the state can ban even the concept? Welcome to an the new Press Freedom Caricature Exhibition in Turkey, opened with the panel, “Press Freedom in

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