Stories about Censorship from August, 2015
A Ukrainian guerrilla artist whose street art got him kidnapped and tortured by pro-Russian militants is working on a comic book to raise awareness of prisoners in occupied eastern Ukraine.
The government recently threatened to pull the licenses of three news channels over criticism of the execution of Yakub Menon, convicted of the 1993 Mumbai bombings.
Telegram has been complying with the Iranian government to block features, a cause for privacy concerns on a platform that boasts secure communication.
"...all news and comments related to the military parade must be carefully reviewed before posting to guarantee they are positive and not offensive..."
A dispute between a Mexican football coach and a sports reporter who criticized him has resulted in physical assault and sparked a debate about the freedom of speech.
The handle, "AbbottLovesAnal," was broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Q&A program.
Though Wikipedia has tried to circumvent Russian censors' demands to remove content, the Kremlin seems intent on blocking the website at all costs.
Vladimir Putin's spokesman is back in the news, after Internet users discovered this weekend that Yandex, the country’s most popular search engine, might be censoring itself to protect him.
Wikipedia is trying something new in the fight against Russian censorship, and it might actually work.
Movies continue to be banned for a variety of reasons in Iran, despite the president's lip service to the need for more cultural freedoms in the country.
"It is highly unlikely that this move is intended to achieve anything other than the shutting down of criticism."
Rouhani's remarks during his election campaign increased hopes that banned films would make their way to the cinemas. That hasn't been the case.
How one small oppositionist news website has gobbled up almost half the Russian Attorney General's online censorship efforts.
Russian censors have blocked another YouTube video, although it did not violate any Russian laws. Instead, an offending user comment under the video caused Roscomnadzor to ban the page wholesale.
Despite the PM's reassurance that "people can talk or write whatever they like," authorities have been cracking down on speech.
The Zone9ers' trial has been postponed 33 times, for reasons ranging from the banal to the bizarre. They may finally learn their fate this Wednesday, at their next court date.
Last weekend, in an appeals case by one newspaper against the government, state censors finally revealed specifically why they banned several news stories last year about a protest in Siberia.
To what extent, should conspiracy theories enjoy free speech protections? Three members of the Global Voices community share their thoughts.
"Those who illogically write against religion in blogs are also extremists," said a high police official.
Pro-Kurdish and leftist media sites are among the 96 websites most recently blocked by Turkish authorities.
After almost a year of research in the region and in-depth interviews with over 80 journalists, editors, and independent media owners, Human Rights Watch released a report in July 2015 stating that media freedom in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia are under threat. The report's findings include impunity and lack...