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China and U.S. escalate spat over Google and web controls

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China and U.S. escalate spat over Google and web controls

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."

Posted: January 22, 2010 13:51   Comments: 39
China’s Great Firewall falls briefly, allowing YouTube & porn

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China’s Great Firewall falls briefly, allowing YouTube & porn

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.

Posted: January 5, 2010 16:11   Comments: 2
Israel condemns Turkish TV drama for “incitement”

Gizem Yarbil (blog)

Israel condemns Turkish TV drama for “incitement”

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.

Posted: October 16, 2009 13:47   Comments: 18
Iranians scour Internet for entertainment, evading censors

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Iranians scour Internet for entertainment, evading censors

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.

Posted: October 2, 2009 14:16   Comments: 1
Clinton must call for an end to Congo’s media censorship

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Clinton must call for an end to Congo’s media censorship

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.

Posted: August 10, 2009 14:57   Comments: 3
Chavez shuts down dozens of Venezuelan radio stations

Peter Eisner (blog)

Chavez shuts down dozens of Venezuelan radio stations

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shut down 34 private radio stations. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner criticizes the crackdown on free speech and media.

Posted: August 4, 2009 07:04   Comments: 3
One more reason to get a Mac

Pivotal Power (blog)

One more reason to get a Mac

In another chapter of the story about how well Beijing is managing to manage Internet use in China, regulations issued yesterday require computers sold there to come with a program that blocks access to pornography sites.

Posted: June 9, 2009 16:43   Comments: 1
China blocks YouTube and calls violent Tibet video a fake

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China blocks YouTube and calls violent Tibet video a fake

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.

Posted: March 25, 2009 15:57   Comments: 0
Egypt’s journalists fight for free speech

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Egypt’s journalists fight for free speech

Egyptian writers, reporters and bloggers face restrictions when expressing their views.

Posted: October 23, 2008 23:27   Comments: 1

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