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Online Censorship

Net Blocking: A Problem in Need of a Solution

Timothy Karr | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

In the absence of any rules, violations of the open Internet will become more and more common. Don't believe me? Let history be the guide.

How Chinese Internet Censorship Works, Sometimes

ChinaFile | Jason Q. Ng | Posted 03.17.2014 | Home

Earlier this week, Chinese Internet services blocked searches for the phrase mìshū bāng (秘书帮). Roughly translated as “secretaries gang,” ...

China Arrests Over 10,000 In Cybercrime Crackdown

BBC News | Posted 07.26.2012 | Home

More than 10,000 suspects have been arrested and 600 criminal gangs "busted" in China's latest cybercrime crackdown, the authorities say. As of Jun...

When Journalists Are Protected From Online Muzzling

Edward Wasserman | Posted 08.20.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

Surprisingly, punishing journalists for infelicitous Twitter or Facebook postings has drawn little protest. Aren't journalists presumed to have a special claim to expressive freedom, not just a basic human right but a professional responsibility?

"Arab Media Outlook 2011-2015" Reports on Current, Future Regional Trends

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's become an annual must read to take the pulse of where they are, but this year's edition of "Arab Media Outlook 2011-2015" (AMO) goes further to s...

These Countries Are The Hardest On Internet Freedom

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.19.2011 | Technology

A recent report by Freedom House analyzed the restrictions placed on Internet users in 37 countries. Based on the report's findings, Freedom House...

Australian Government Censors Secret Document On Web Snooping Plans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The federal government has censored approximately 90 per cent of a secret document outlining its controversial plans to snoop on Australians' web surf...