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· December, 2013

Stories about Freedom of Speech from December, 2013

29 December 2013

China's Southern Media Group Turns Back on Anti-Censorship Supporters

The newspaper issued testimony that supports the prosecution of activists who took part in an anti-censorship protest in support of the paper.

28 December 2013

South Korea: Reason Behind Movie ‘The Attorney's Box Office Smash

PHOTOS: 100,000 South Koreans Protest Election Scandal, Labor Clampdown

Some observers called the massive protests evidence that public anger has reached a boiling point.

Photos of Colossal Protests in South Korea

24 December 2013

South Korean Military Bans ‘Arirang’, Country's Iconic and Beloved Song

7 Rallies that Rocked Southeast Asia in 2013

Several Southeast Asian governments were confronted with big street protests in 2013. In Thailand, street protesters are still actively pushing for the ouster of the incumbent government

PHOTOS: Brutal Crackdown by 4,000 South Korean Police is Epic Failure

Over 4,000 South Korean riot police broke into the headquarter of the nation's 2nd largest trade union center without a search warrant, angering South Korean net users.

23 December 2013

Chat is a Dirty Word in Iran? WeChat Blocked

A popular smart phone application that enables access to social media is now blocked in Iran.

Chinese University Professor Quits to Seek Academic Freedom

"I want to be responsible for my own life. The only thing you can change is yourself."

22 December 2013

Will Pussy Riot Fight Putin's Amnesty and Remain in Prison?

RuNet Echo

The manner in which Mikhail Khodorkovsky was freed seems to differ from what awaits Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova and Alekhina, who have signaled some unwillingness to leave prison early.

20 December 2013

South Korean Education Ministry Discourages Students’ Poster Movement

Syria: The Free Women of Darayya

Darayya's Free Women have engaged in numerous protests and initiatives since the beginning of the Syrian uprising, in the spring of 2011. Today, they work from exile - and prison.

‘We Are Not Fine!’ Posters Go Viral at South Korea's Universities

One student's handwritten poster hung on his university's bulletin board voicing his frustration with social justice has gone viral in South Korea and inspired others to do the same.

Photos of Mass Candlelight Rallies in South Korea

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