Stories about Censorship from March, 2017
"Can we designate people that leave their rubbish bags lying around outside their apartment doors enemies of state interests and remove their citizenships?"
How and why Cameroon has denied internet access to its English-speaking population.
Venezuelan independent media sites suffer online attacks, Japan may use mass surveillance to punish “preparations” for crime, and the UK calls for backdoors on encrypted messaging apps.
"Even though Voice TV may provide different views, we insist that the contents do not harm national security."
Iranians See Arrests and Intimidation of Telegram Administrators and Journalists Ahead of the Elections
Revolutionary Guards have previously attempted to limit Telegram's free flow of information with arrests for immoral or obscene content. This is the first time crackdowns have focused on political affiliation.
More often than not, information smugglers prioritize things like click rates over hard-hitting public interest journalism.
"Sina's grandfather was a martyr of the eight-year war. Sina himself served two years. Sina has more rights to this country than most of these authorities."
A series of civil suits launched by the state prosecutor have seemingly targeted media for quoting the government's critics.
A Brazilian blogger is forced to identify his sources, Iran cracks down on speech pre-election, and Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission hears testimony from bloggers persecuted under Ben Ali.
In a recent discussion with a hand-picked selection of journalists, Nazarbayev took pains to explain why Asian societies aren't always suited to democracy.
"What's left of the dictatorship? Everything except the dictatorship."
On 20 March police arrested human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor from his home. Meanwhile, UAE authorities have refused to release Osama al-Najjar, despite him having served out his prison sentence.
‘Those Who Tortured Him [Should] Tell Us the Truth': Tunisian Commission Hears Net Freedom Testimonies From Dictatorship
The Truth and Dignity Commission is investigating rights abuses committed during the dictatorship era, including internet freedom violations.
A local media outlet that published testimonies of some of the victims of the shelter fire suffered a DDoS attack.
When posing solutions to fix fake news, we need to be careful not to build our own self-censorship machines.
Censorship is up in France, China is censoring scientists (again), and Facebook tells developers to stop using network data for surveillance.
Religious groups and state censors in Singapore and Malaysia are unhappy about the live-action remake of Disney's “Beauty and the Beast,” because of a “gay moment” in the film.
"By advising him to sue internet publications, they are really doing him a bad turn."
'...it takes at least 10-20 second to access a page. Sometimes it takes more than half an hour to access some university websites…'
For the first time ever, Russia’s federal censor, Roskomnadzor, has added a foreign online messenger to its “Registry of Information-Dissemination Organizers,” targeting the Swiss company Threema.
A combination of political and economic pressures at local universities are laying the ground for an unsettling compromise.