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Iran tightens online censorship

In the midst of a troubled [since the presidential election, ed.] Iran, the police have begun to physically remove and destroy satellite receivers within residential homes. This is done in a massive effort to prevent people from obtaining news with foreign TV-stations, which are outside the Iranian regime’s control. From bsn

Iraq Censorship Laws Move Ahead

BAGHDAD — The doors of the communications revolution were thrown open in Iraq after the American-led invasion in 2003: In rushed a wave of music videos featuring scantily clad Turkish singers, Web sites recruiting suicide bombers, racy Egyptian soap operas, pornography, romance novels, and American and Israeli news and entertainment sites that had long been… Read more »

Internet attacks 'targeted Georgian blogger'

Widespread internet attacks that hit services at Google, Facebook and Twitter on Thursday could have been the result of an online assault against a single blogger. From guardian.co.uk

Vietnamese government expands internet censorship to block Catholic websites

Hanoi, Vietnam, Aug 6, 2009 / 06:19 pm (CNA).- Following international news coverage of its violent reactions to Catholic protests, the Vietnamese government is again censoring Catholic web sites. The VietCatholic News site has long been blocked by the government. Now the censorship has extended to sites like Catholic News Agency, Catholic Online, Asia News,… Read more »

Afghan gov't orders HamidKarzai.com shut down

KABUL — The Afghan government has blocked access to four Web sites with President Hamid Karzai’s name in the address that are critical of the Afghan leader or have links to sites advertising locally taboo subjects such as online dating and mail order brides. From The Washington Post