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Stories about Censorship

30 March 2015

China: Uyghur Couple Convicted of Violating “Abnormal Appearances” Rule for Wearing Beard, Burqa

Global Voices Advocacy

The 38-year-old husband, member of China's Muslim minority Uyghur community, has been sentenced to six years in prison. Online reporting about the case has since been censored.

28 March 2015

Pakistani Journalist and Blogger Remains in Exile, One Year After Violent Attack

Global Voices Advocacy

March 28 marks the first anniversary of the attack on Pakistani blogger and prominent political commentator Raza Rumi. Once a contributor to Global Voices, Rumi was added to the Taliban's hit...

26 March 2015

Belarus Tightens Grip on Internet With New Data Retention Decree

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

The new data retention demands are just the latest in a string of restrictive Internet measures employed by Belarus in the wake of the next presidential election.

25 March 2015

Chinese Artist Recounts Being Censored for Selling Ai Weiwei T-Shirt

Global Voices Advocacy

Artist Wu Tun saw economic rights collide with online censorship when he tried to sell a T-shirt supporting world renowned political artist Ai Weiwei.

23 March 2015

Russia Will Deploy “Digital Fingerprinting” to Enforce Copyright Online

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

A new intellectual property register, based on the principle of digital fingerprinting, is in the works in Russia to track and protect copyrighted files online.

Internet in Iran: Evaluating Rouhani’s First Two Years as President

Global Voices Advocacy

Has Rouhani lived up to lofty expectations of more Internet freedom in Iran? This is the question Small Media's latest report seeks to address.

16 March 2015

Government Takedown Requests from Russia Double, Facebook Reports

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Facebook restricted access to 55 pieces of content in Russia since July 2014, based on requests from Russian authorities, compared to 29 fulfilled during the first half of 2014.

Human Rights Watch Website Temporarily Blocked at Egypt the Future Conference

Global Voices Advocacy

A block on Human Rights Watch website was lifted at an economic conference in Egypt after a journalist raised the alarm on Twitter.

13 March 2015

Ukrainian Journalist Detained, Questioned by Russian Security Services in Crimea

RuNet Echo

Crimean FSB officials detained and questioned a journalist from Simferopol's Center for Investigative Journalism in connection with a criminal investigation on "public calls to separatism."

12 March 2015

Access to Grani.Ru and Other Censored News Websites Restored by Digital Activists

RuNet Echo

As part of Operation Collateral Freedom, activists used the technique known as mirroring to duplicate the nine censored sites and place their copies on the servers of large Internet companies

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