Stories about Censorship from June, 2017
Using parody, the website drew attention to the skewed coverage of the Folha de São Paulo newspaper, one of the largest in Brazil. Nevertheless, it was shut down.
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Press freedom in Yemen is facing "eradication".
"If one day I cannot climb over the wall, will you miss me?"
"When holding this newspaper is a reason for jealousy. There is expression, but no freedom. #Prass-Press"
The rise in use of digital surveillance tools has become part and parcel of Mexico's ongoing internal armed conflict.
Isaac Maria dos Anjos, ex-governor of the Angolan provínce of Benguela, is famous for his criticisms of the ruling MPLA party.
Moral of the story so far: No one is anonymous behind his screen; don’t take everything that is said on the internet at face value.
Activists expose Mexico's multi-million dollar surveillance market, spy tech threatens Chinese jaywalkers and Twitter suspends Venezuelan state supporters.
The centrist administration of President Hassan Rouhani has been publicly criticized by Iran's hardline political factions for refusing to censor some of Telegram’s features.
Evidence shows that espionage tools have been used for years against Mexican activists, journalists and people who hold dissenting opinions or oppose the current government in some form.
Blocked websites are known for their criticism of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.
"I have more than ten thousand [selfies]," firebrand politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky joked. "Who has more than me? No one!"
Miriam was a four-year-old the last time she saw her father: "I try to remember you. Your voice, your hugs, but I can’t."
The blocked websites have been critical of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.
"It's possible that the law, which is intended to deal with organized crime groups, will expand to affect ordinary citizens."
Online censorship keeps rising in Egypt, Rouhani’s ICT Minister brags of Internet censorship in Iran and Venezuela tests the boundaries of online anonymity.
After Campaigning on Internet Freedom, Iranian President's ICT Minister Boasts of Internet Censorship
ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi announced that Rouhani had effectively improved methods to control the Internet space as well as shut down a number of platforms.
Crackdowns on entertainment news outlets indicate that controls are not only directed at the foreign enemy, but at thoughts and activities seen to go against “socialist core values”.
While the platform remains blocked, multiple "mirror" websites -- sites designed to reproduce the content of Wikipedia, which is constantly being updated -- have sprung up.
An accident, or political interference?