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· October, 2015

Stories about Censorship from October, 2015

8 October 2015

Netizen Report: Is Egypt Blocking Voice Calls on WhatsApp and Skype?

Advox

Lebanon arrests two over Facebook posts, Venezuela blocks Bitcoin sites in crusade against foreign currency, and the EU takes 'Safe Harbor' away from US tech companies.

Arrest and Prison Time for Journalists and Bloggers over Facebook Posts in Lebanon

Advox

Two Lebanese Facebook users found themselves sentenced to prison for posts they wrote on the social networking site.

6 October 2015

Kabul Taxi Is Blocked on Facebook. Long Live Kabul Taxi!

Advox

Facebook and the government of Afghanistan combined to put the breaks on a popular online vehicle for political satire. But public demand for more is insatiable.

Turkey Puts a Gun to the Media's Head in Lead-Up to Elections

Advox

Information campaigns and physical intimidation that once targeted Kurdish and leftist media are now being aimed at major media outlets of all kinds.

3 October 2015

The Return of the Russian Government's Wikipedia Meddling

RuNet Echo

A week ahead of what would be the start of Russian airstrikes against targets inside Syria, @RuGovEdits again started tracking regular activity on Wikipedia by people using Russian government IPs.

1 October 2015

Netizen Report: Will Brazil Give Up On Defending Digital Rights?

Advox

Brazilian legislators seek to undercut the Marco Civil while Ecuador’s president wields tools of censorship to avoid hurt feelings.

New Leak Details Kremlin’s Plans For a Russian ‘National Internet’

RuNet EchoAdvox

The leak by Anonymous International reveals plans for the concept of a “national information platform” in Russia, which effectively describes the creation of an alternative Russian Internet.

Property Tycoon Angers Ideologues by Saying China's Communism Has a Long Way to Go

"We’ve been deceived for years. The Cultural Revolution only let me know the class struggle under a proletarian dictatorship. And that there is no next generation of communism."