Internet bill an ‘onslaught’ against free speech

2015-08-20 13:53

A Fin24 user has questioned government’s real intentions behind pushing a controversial online regulation bill through cabinet.

Online censorship bill enters next phase

2015-08-17 11:35

Cabinet has approved the submission of the films and publications amendment bill which is guided by policy that has been criticised for seeking to curb internet freedoms.

Victory for media on proposed online regulation policy

2015-07-29 16:30

Media freedom won an important concession in SA with a new classification regime that seeks to regulate online.

This column is redacted

2015-04-01 15:31

Would you download an app that allows you to clean a book's "offensive"content? Tammy February takes issue with the Clean Reader app.

Scrap online censorship plan - Right2Know

2015-03-11 17:11

The civil society watchdog is demanding that the Film and Publications Board put aside a controversial draft on internet regulation.

China deletes 1000s of internet accounts

2015-02-27 16:32

Some of China's largest internet companies have deleted more than 60 000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations.

China shuts down 50 websites

2015-01-13 15:52

China has closed websites and social media accounts for violations ranging from pornography to 'publishing political news without a permit'.

China urges internet 'security' amid rights criticism

2014-11-19 11:11

A top Chinese official on Wednesday called for protecting internet "security" at a government-organised conference condemned by a human rights group as an attempt by Beijing to promote its online controls globally.

China blocks BBC website amid Hong Kong protests

2014-10-15 14:40

The BBC's website has been blocked in China, one day after a video of Hong Kong police beating and kicking a pro-democracy protester began circulating online.

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.


Mixed reaction to online censorship bill

2015-08-18 14:03

Fin24 users are divided on whether impending internet regulation in South Africa will be good or bad for the country.

City Press and Transnet boss in 'pre-publication censorship' court battle

2015-08-15 10:00

Transnet acting CEO Siyabonga Gama has launched an urgent application to interdict City Press from publishing an article this weekend.

China foreign website error hints at censorship

2015-04-28 12:27

Internet users in China are unable to use a number of popular foreign websites, the latest in a series of challenges to people.

Facebook content restrictions on the rise

2015-03-16 15:24

Requests by global governments for content restrictions and user account data are increasing, according to statistics released by the social network.

Iran ready to let in Google in on conditions

2015-03-02 05:00

Iran has regularly cut access to Facebook and Twitter, but it it will now allow the services of internet giants like Google if they respect its cultural rules.

Should pubic hair be censored?

2015-01-23 10:30

Instagram deactivates account because of visible pubes.

Google's Gmail blocked in China

2014-12-29 09:44

An anti-censorship advocate has suggested that the Great Firewall is to blame for the world's biggest email service being blocked in China.

Time to blur the age restriction lines

2014-11-13 13:27

Parents should regard age restrictions as more of a guideline than an actual rule.

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.

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