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There's No Need for the Chinese to Censor If Facebook Does It for Them

Robert Giles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Giles

Michael Anti has become a popular online commentator in China. But last January, his Facebook account was abruptly canceled. When Anti refused to change his account to reflect his Chinese birth name Facebook removed his account.

The Guest is God's Friend: The Detention of Iason Athanasiadis in Iran

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

Iason's detention is part a pattern of arrests and detentions of foreign reporters and Iranians working for Western news agencies.