Posts tagged “Censorship”

Ten Places Journalists Should Avoid

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is marking World Press Freedom Day, Saturday, May 3, by naming the World’s Worst Places to Be a Journalist. The list of 10 places represents the full range of current threats to press freedom, from CPJ via OneWorld

Vietnam attacks US over Net rights accusations

Vietnam launched a virulent attack on Wednesday on the United States, accusing it of double standards over its criticism of the government’s censorship of the Internet, in the latest in a series of ripostes against its former war-time foe. From AFP

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

Software rams great firewall of China

The news and propaganda wing behind the U.S. government’s Voice of America broadcasts has commissioned software that lets Chinese Web surfers sneak around the boundaries set by their regime. From CNET

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 star-techcentral.com

Report criticizes Google's porn filters

Children using Google’s SafeSearch feature, designed to filter out links to Web sites with adult content, may be shielded from far more than their parents ever intended. From news.com

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

China gags SARS talk in Internet chatrooms

As rumors swirled around China over the outbreak of atypical pneumonia, Internet chatrooms face the same gag orders on the spread of the disease as the state-run media, Web site managers say. From The News & Observer