ARTICLES RELATING TO CENSORSHIP

Arrests over 'Happy' online video highlight Iran rift

2014-05-23 10:42

The arrest of six Iranian youths for dancing to US singer Pharrell Williams' hit Happy in a video that went viral highlights the rift between conservatives and youths fascinated by the West.

Tibet propaganda boss vows to block intenet activism

2014-05-14 14:43

Tibet's top propaganda official has vowed to "seal and stifle" the internet in an effort to defang separatist groups in the Himalayan region.

China purges porn amid web censorship fears

2014-04-22 12:07

Critics worry that Beijing's crackdown on porn and the Wechat app is an attempt to tighten the state's grip on the internet and will be used to censor websites.

New Zealand bans Elijah Wood movie

2013-07-25 11:33

New movie Maniac, in which Elijah Wood plays a scalp-collecting serial killer, has been banned from general release by the New Zealand government.

V for Vendetta stuns Chinese viewers

2012-12-21 20:14

China's state-run television network has shocked viewers by broadcasting V for Vendetta, an anarchist-themed film showing an uprising against an authoritarian government.

Google: Web censorship increasing

2012-06-18 07:24

Political commentary remains a prime target as governments increase the number of requests for Google to remove material from the reach of web users.

Online journalists attacked - CPJ

2012-02-22 11:28

A global coalition against censorship is needed to protect online journalists and bloggers who are being targeted by repressive governments, the CPJ has said.

China to ban movies about 'evil cults'

2011-12-15 21:13

The Chinese government is seeking to ban movies which stir up social instability, glamourise terrorism or promote opposition to the law, according to proposed new rules.

Newspaper axes blogger

2009-08-27 13:41

One of Vietnam's most popular and boldest bloggers has been fired by his newspaper after the ruling Communist Party complained to editors about his writing.

Agency wants to break blockades

2009-08-15 16:48

The US agency behind Voice of America says it is working on finding ways to slip news past internet blockades in countries such as China.

Zapiro 'disappointed' by SABC

2009-05-27 14:26

Cartoonist Zapiro has told News24 that the SABC has damaged its credibility by canning – for the second time – a documentary on political satire.

 

Vimeo urges Indonesia to reconsider its ban

2014-05-22 14:21

Video sharing site Vimeo has written to the Indonesian government asking that it reconsider the block it has put on its platform.

China website suspended over pornography

2014-04-25 14:32

Sina.com says it has temporarily closed its literature site after the Chinese web giant was alleged to be hosting pornography.

SA film board sued over banned film

2013-09-19 11:33

The Film and Publications Board of South Africa has been slapped with a R28m claim by the makers of the film Of Good Report.

SA hosts spy software

2013-05-03 13:07

A report has found that SA is one of several countries that host malware used to track dissent.

Pakistan blocks Twitter over Prophet

2012-05-20 19:17

Pakistan has blocked Twitter over a competition to post caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed on the social networking site.

Media watchdog demands release of Tunisian editor

2012-02-18 22:35

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demanded the release of a Tunisian newspaper editor held for publishing a photograph of a nude woman.

Tweeting foils UK media gag

2009-10-13 22:43

Twitter users have thwarted a legal attempt to stop British media from reporting details of a parliamentary debate about a company that dumped hundreds of tons of waste in west Africa.

Grotesque horror film banned

2009-08-20 08:00

Britain's film censors have banned the Japanese sadistic horror film Grotesque, saying its tale of extreme torture featured unrelenting brutality and minimal narrative.

Sudan gets new media law

2009-06-08 22:26

Sudan has passed an amended version of a media bill that sparked protests in Khartoum last month, but the new version failed to allay the fears of many journalists.

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