Stories about Censorship from September, 2016
Since President John Magufuli won the presidential election in October 2015, 14 people have already being arrested and charged for insulting the president on social media.
Jordanian authorities have banned media coverage of the assassination of Nahed Hattar, a writer who was shot dead on September 25 by a gunman in the capital Amman.
According to the documentary "Chuck Norris vs Communism," Romania's state censorship board actually banned scenes from an episode of the classic Soviet cartoon "Nu Pogodi."
While telecommunications cuts continue in North Sinai, Russians contemplate a porn-free Internet and a Kuwaiti royal faces jail time for insulting the emir on Snapchat.
Wary of an Arab-Spring like uprising within its borders, the UAE government launched an unprecedented crackdown on critics and activists.
Anton Nossik faces two years in a penal colony for saying that Syria should be "Wiped from the Face of the Earth."
The two pornographic metropolises of the Internet, PornHub and YouPorn, were banned in Russia this week. ISPs are required to comply with the ban within 24 hours.
Journalist repression is on the rise in Cuba, Saudi bans LINE, and Russian authorities jail gamer for offending religious people, Pokemon-style.
Ghanaian president John Mahama has assured the nation that social media will not be shut down during elections due to take place on December 7.
The Facebook bot war between Ukraine and Russia rages on. Will the Russian government find a way to crack down on spammers?
Residents believe Lin Zuluan was forced into confessing that he took a bribe because he had planned to protest land seizures taking place without the village's consent.
Two months without internet is a long time. For Kashmiris, rather than a security measure, it feels more like collective punishment.
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Bhutan makes headlines in Facebook defamation case, Paraguay uses censorship to protect children from the Internet, and Iran enters talks with French telco Orange.
Saudi Arabia, which already blocks WhatsApp, Viber and Skype, has angered users by blocking the messaging and voice calling app LINE.
"It doesn’t matter where you publish, even if it’s just on your blog. We will always be reading what you write."
"I believe a denunciation mechanism is in action. Everyone is trying to take advantage of the current atmosphere to reinforce their power."
"Thousands of cases pending, criminals roaming scott free. That's fine. Lets arrest people who download #torrents"
Iran declared a grand "unveiling" of its national internet. But what's really new here? We analyze the project and the government performance around its so-called "unveiling".