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10 March 2017

Stories from 10 March 2017

Russia Adds First-Ever Foreign Messaging App to Federal Registry

RuNet EchoAdvox

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.

In China's Shadow: Will Taiwanese Universities Sell Out Academic Freedom?

A combination of political and economic pressures at local universities are laying the ground for an unsettling compromise.

South Africans Want Their Government's Hands Off Social Media

Advox

South Africa's Minister of State Security announced that his government is contemplating regulating social media to counter false narratives and the spread of fake news.

Jaysh Al-Islam Is Leading Peace Talks in Geneva, While Clamping Down on Speech in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

The group controlling the region has shut down a magazine and five well-known civil society organisations, according to activists.