Today the Chinese government criticized Hillary Clinton's call for China and other countries to stop censoring web content, including Google searches. Those restrictions have prompted Google to threaten to pull out of China. China's Foreign Ministry has urged the U.S. to "respect facts and stop using so-called freedom of the internet to make unjustified accusations."
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In an effort to curb exposure to unsavory web material, China has massively strengthened its Great Firewall. Internet censorship in China targets perceived threats to the government: political sites, social networks and more. But during brief periods in the past few days, internet users have been able to access forbidden sites -- even without going through a proxy.
The relationship between Israel and Turkey received yet another blow when a Turkish television drama airing on a state-owned channel depicted Israeli soldiers as brutal murderers. Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil, a native of Turkey, tackles the issue.
Iranian students discuss how they bypass censorship and filters to find music and films, both online and in shops on the streets. They also explore the influence of Western culture and the backlash against it.
The catastrophe in Congo has received relatively scant international media coverage, writes Worldfocus contributor Tom Rhodes, and violence continues unabated. Admittedly, it is costly for foreign media bureaus, but there is another reason for the lack of western media coverage: censorship.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shut down 34 private radio stations. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner criticizes the crackdown on free speech and media.
China blocked the video-sharing network YouTube and the government denounced footage from a Tibetan exile group appearing to show security forces beating Tibetans in Lhasa last year.