ARTICLES RELATING TO CENSORSHIP

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

The open society

2012-12-10 07:23

Start by protesting censorship at the public broadcaster, writes Mandi Smallhorne.

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.

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