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Freedom of Expression: Activists Jailed for Criticizing Government

The Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced five political activists to prison for publicly criticizing the country’s leaders. The defendants were arrested in April for making various comments, and they appeared in court several times, mostly behind

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, 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

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

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

Blackberry Censorship? Where Will This All Stop?

Source: CNET Asia – By Vishnu Mahmud, Indonesia It’s been an interesting few weeks.  Indonesian Communications Minister Tifatul Sembiring a few weeks ago demanded Research in Motion (RIM) to block pornography on its Blackberry smartphones. Or its web service will

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Posted in Human Rights

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