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· June, 2015

Stories about Censorship from June, 2015

Russia Moves Forward on ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Bill Despite Industry Protests

Lawmakers insist on adopting the new legislation that would require search engines in Russia to delete links to information and content online based on user requests.

Zambian Musician Charged Over Song Lampooning President Edgar Lungu

A musician has been taken to court for a song depicting the Zambian president, known for drinking habits, ascending to power with a suitcase full of Jameson whisky.

Facebook Responds to ‘Stop Political Blocking’ Petition by Russians and Ukrainians

In a statement posted to Change.org on June 8, Thomas Kristensen, Facebook’s director of policy for Eastern Europe and Russia, explained that the social network stands by its moderation policies

Why the Numbers 64, 89 and 535 Are Missing From the Chinese Internet

Today is June 4, the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests of 1989. In recent years, some numbers have gone missing on the Chinese Internet because of censorship. These numbers are...

The Singapore Government Pulled the Funding for This Comic Book, and Now Readers Only Want It More

"What is the criteria for deciding if a work crosses unacceptable boundaries? Why shouldn't good art be commercially self-sustainable anyway?"

China's Internet Police Launch ‘Speech Inspections’, Chill Critical Voices

The launch of the "Internet Police Inspection and Law Enforcement" program implies a more coordinated effort in the incrimination of online speech.

Tor Use in Russia Spiking in Response to Kremlin's Censorship Efforts

As the Kremlin steps up its efforts to enforce Internet censorship, search engine data shows a growing number of Russians use Tor to circumvent content blocking.

Russia Claims Another Victory Against Twitter, But Here's What Really Happened

This is not the first time Russian censors claim to have persuaded Twitter to comply with takedown requests. As before, Moscow’s claim today that Twitter “deleted 32 links” is inaccurate.

Pakistani Journalists Left in Limbo Amid Vicious Media War

"If you can not give employment to 2200 media workers, you have no right to take away 2,200 jobs."

How Safe Are Internet Search Engines from Russian Censorship?

Saddling Internet search engines in Russia with new regulations raises special concerns, given Moscow's recent track record for reinterpreting Internet laws in ways that inhibit civic freedoms online.

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