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Dark days for Asian journalism

Globalization pressures and the war against terrorism have brought an abrupt end to the new information age that accompanied the democratic revival of 1997-98 in much of Asia. From Japan Today

Internet Allegations Hit Uzbekistan (Guardian)

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) – A series of stories posted on the Internet before access was cut off have alleged high-level corruption and the president’s imminent resignation, stirring rare public debate in this tightly controlled Central Asian nation. From the Guardian via the Hacktivist

US government surveillance of Library books and newspapers

US government surveillance of the books and newspapers its citizens are reading, a practice launched after the September 11 attacks in the United States, is a threat to freedom, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE said. From AFP

Open Networks, Closed Regimes

Open Networks, Closed Regimes: The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule is a new book by Shanthi Kalathil and Taylor C. Boas that examines how authoritarian governments in China, Cuba, Singapore, Vietnam, Burma, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt have “chosen to direct Internet development in ways that bolster the state”. Read… Read more »