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Iran steps up net censorship

Iran has tightened controls on the internet, ordering thousands of political and pornographic websites to be blocked. The Iranian press said a list of 15,000 sites had been drawn up by the government and sent to internet service providers. From BBC

Cyber-Dissidents Should be Freed

Journalists, webmasters, and students who have been jailed by their governments for simply expressing their views via the Internet should be freed immediately, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch is marking World Press Freedom Day, Saturday, May 3, by launching an online campaign to profile Internet dissidents, and to encourage the international community… Read more »

Weblogs Unite to Protest Detained Iranian Blogger

Another journalist is detained by the Iranian government in Tehran. Most recently he gained fame with his popular Farsi-language Weblog, Webgard (meaning “Web surfer”). And now the Persian blogging community, surprisingly strong, has linked up with top American bloggers to promote an online petition to ask for Motallebi’s release. From Online Journalism Review

KAZAKHSTAN: RSF condemns blocking of Internet sites

Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a watchdog group for imprisoned journalists and press freedom throughout the world, has called on the Kazakh government to unblock access to several websites, operated by opposition groups or carrying independent news. From IRIN

Kazakhstan clamping down on critical websites

Kazakhstan is pulling the plug on Internet websites critical of the country’s authoritarian government, the Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned on Tuesday. From

War on Electronic Privacy

Attendees of Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference fight for high tech civil liberties from the San Fran Chronicle

Reporters Flout Cuban Censorship

The recent government crackdown on journalists and others highlights a growing phenomenon in Cuba: the proliferation of dissident writing on the Web, from WIRED

A Web Site in India That Revealed Graft Becomes a Target (NY Times)

There are defamation cases pending against the editors and reporters, income tax investigations, Official Secrets Act cases, and more. Their offices have been searched, their accountants kept busy. One editor, Aniruddha Bahal, sold a novel, “Bunker 13,” to Farrar, Straus & Giroux and the British publishing house Faber & Faber, and was promptly accused by… Read more »