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Following Strike over Censorship, China Newspaper Publishes Weekly Edition

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese newspaper where journalists had gone on strike to protest government censorship has published its weekly issue as scheduled, but is urging Beijing to reform its media control policies. The Guangzhou-based Southern Weekly was available in several parts of the country Thursday, following reports that editors at the progressive paper had reached a tentative […]

Following Strike over Censorship, China Newspaper Publishes Weekly Edition

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese newspaper where journalists had gone on strike to protest government censorship has published its weekly issue as scheduled, but is urging Beijing to reform its media control policies. The Guangzhou-based Southern Weekly was available in several parts of the country Thursday, following reports that a tentative deal had been reached between Communist Party […]

Chinese Protesters Demonstrate Against Media Censorship

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Scores of Chinese protesters have demonstrated outside of one of the country’s most outspoken newspapers to speak out against government censorship. The protesters in Guangzhou, capital of southern Guangdon province, called Monday for the resignation of the provincial propaganda chief after censors on Thursday blocked a New Year’s article in the influential Southern Weekly newspaper. […]

Burma Says it Ended Press Censorship

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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The government of Burma says it will no longer censor local media outlets by requiring stories to be submitted for review before publication. The announced easing of censorship follows decades of repressing news coverage and other forms of free expression. Burma’s Information Ministry, which has long controlled what can be printed, said Monday that local […]

Media Watchdog Names ‘Enemies of the Internet’

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A global media watchdog group has released its “Enemies of the Internet” list for 2012, citing countries that inhibit freedom of expression on, or access to, the Internet. In the report released Monday, Reporters Without Borders said the Arab Spring is changing the face of Internet freedom, noting countries like Bahrain that have successfully caused […]

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Backlash After Twitter Says May Censor Messages By Country

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Popular microblogging service Twitter is facing criticism after announcing it now has the ability to censor posts, or “tweets,” on a country-by-country basis. Media rights group Reporters Without Borders on Friday sent a letter to the company expressing what it called its “deep concern.” The organization’s Washington director, Delphine Halgand , says the new policy […]

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Twitter Says May Censor Messages Country-By-Country

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Popular microblogging service Twitter says it now has the ability to censor messages on a country-by-country basis to account for different laws around the world. The U.S.-based company announced on its blog this week that it has not yet used the system, but that if it does, a notice will appear to the user saying […]

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Twitter Announces Selective Censorship Technology

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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The popular microblogging service Twitter has announced it has new technology enabling it to censor messages on a country-by-country basis in order to follow a range of laws around the world. The U.S.-based company announced on its blog this week that it has not yet used the technology, but that if it does, a message […]

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China Censors Newsweek Article of Prominent Dissident

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Censors in China have attempted to purge an essay written by prominent artist and dissident Ai Weiwei by manually tearing the pages of the article from a weekly news magazine. The essay, which appeared in the September 5 issue of Newsweek, urges Chinese citizens to speak out against what he says is the government’s denial […]

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