Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Censorship News

Facebook accused of censoring posts on Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Academics and activists accused Facebook Friday of censoring posts about Indian-administered Kashmir as a curfew in the region extended into its 14th day following unrest that has left 48 protesters dead.

China censors 'crush talk of beetle named after President Xi'

Bejing - Chinese censors have stepped in to crush underfoot talk of a newfound beetle species named after President Xi Jinping, reports said Tuesday -- to the dismay of its loyal discoverer.

Hong Kong raises concerns with Beijing on bookseller detention

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday he has raised concerns with China about the case of a bookseller who reported being detained for eight months on the mainland, amid fears Beijing is tightening its grip on the city.

Hong Kong bookseller likens China detention to 'Cultural Revolution'

Hong Kong - The Hong Kong bookseller who broke silence earlier this week about being blindfolded and interrogated in detention in China likened his ordeal to Cultural Revolution repression in an interview with AFP on Sunday.

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing by leading protest

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong bookseller who said he was blindfolded, interrogated and detained in China led a protest march Saturday defying Beijing as pressure grows for authorities to answer questions over the case.

Hong Kong people 'petrified' over bookseller revelations

Hong Kong - Hong Kong lawmakers say residents have been left "petrified" by explosive revelations from a city bookseller about his detention in China and have slammed Beijing for violating freedoms.

Hong Kong bookseller 'blindfolded, interrogated' in China

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong bookseller known for selling titles critical of Beijing told Thursday how he was blindfolded, kept in a cell and interrogated by Chinese authorities after going missing eight months ago.

Same-sex kiss cut from Singapore staging of Les Miserables

Singapore - A kiss between two male actors in a production of Les Miserables in Singapore has been cut after complaints from the public.

China mulls new ways to control video websites

Bejing - Chinese authorities are exploring new ways of imposing controls on the Internet, state-run media cited experts as saying Monday, after reports said state-owned enterprises may be encouraged to take stakes in video streaming websites.

Iran arrests eight in crackdown on Instagram modelling

Tehran - Iran has arrested eight people for working in "un-Islamic" online modelling networks, particularly on Instagram, the head of Tehran's cybercrimes court said on state television.

'Flesh banquets' of China's Cultural Revolution remain unspoken, 50 years on

Wuxuan - In the frenzy of China's Cultural Revolution, victims were eaten at macabre "flesh banquets", but 50 years after the turmoil began, the Communist Party is suppressing historical reckoning of the era and its excesses.

'Missing' HK bookseller Lee Bo on way back to China: Reports

Hong Kong - Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo, who went missing three months ago and surfaced in China, is already on his way back over the border after a brief return home, local media reported.

Hong Kong's SCMP newspaper website blocked in China

Bejing - The website of the South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong newspaper being bought by Internet giant Alibaba, has become inaccessible in China during a series of high-level government meetings in Beijing.

'Missing' bookseller back in Hong Kong: Government

Hong Kong - One of five "missing" Hong Kong booksellers who was detained on the mainland returned to the city Friday and met police, the government said, in a case that has provoked fears of increasing Chinese interference in the semi-autonomous region.

Missing Hong Kong bookseller says on TV he was 'not abducted'

Hong Kong - Missing Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo appeared on television Monday insisting he had not been abducted by mainland authorities, in a case that has sparked a backlash over Chinese interference in the city.

China slams Britain for 'interfering' in Hong Kong bookseller case

Hong Kong - Beijing blasted Britain Friday for suggesting that a Hong Kong bookseller believed detained by China was "involuntarily removed to the mainland", accusing the former colonial power of interfering in Chinese domestic affairs.

Three missing Hong Kong booksellers held in China: police

Hong Kong - Chinese police have said for the first time that they are holding three Hong Kong booksellers who went missing on the mainland last year, sparking accusations that Beijing has "total contempt" for the law.

Pakistan orders 400,000 porn sites blocked

Islamabad - Pakistan has asked Internet companies to block more than 400,000 pornography websites, officials said Tuesday, as part of a crackdown on what the top court calls "offensive content" in the Muslim-majority nation.

Hong Kong protesters call for release of missing booksellers

Hong Kong - Thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong Sunday, demanding the release of five missing booksellers who are feared to have been detained by authorities in mainland China.

Hong Kong bookseller disappearances cut deep into freedom fears

Hong Kong - The disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers has sent shivers through the semi-autonomous city as anxiety grows that Chinese control is tightening.

Missing Hong Kong bookseller is British citizen: UK

Hong Kong - One of five missing Hong Kong booksellers feared detained by Chinese authorities is a British citizen, the UK's foreign office confirmed Tuesday, saying it was "deeply concerned" over the disappearances.

Hong Kong leader 'very concerned' over missing booksellers

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader said he was "very concerned" Monday over the disappearance of five booksellers known for publications critical of the Chinese government after a prominent lawmaker accused mainland security officers of kidnapping the men.

Missing Hong Kong booksellers 'working on book on Xi's love life'

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong lawmaker said Sunday he believes Chinese security officers kidnapped five publishing company employees who have gone missing in the city, possibly because of a planned book about the former love life of President Xi Jinping.

Another Hong Kong bookseller goes missing: Wife

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong employee of a publishing firm known for producing books critical of the Chinese government has gone missing, his wife said Friday, following the earlier apparent disappearance of four colleagues.

Expelled French journalist warns of dark days for media in China

Paris - A French reporter forced to leave Beijing after she criticised government policy in violence-racked Xinjiang arrived home Friday after warning of dark days ahead for journalists working in China.

Chinese media heap scorn on expelled French reporter Gauthier

Bejing - Chinese media on Monday celebrated the imminent expulsion of a French reporter accused of supporting terrorism, with a poll purporting to demonstrate overwhelming support for the decision.

Journalist facing expulsion a 'flagrant champion' of terrorism: China

Bejing - China confirmed the imminent expulsion of a French journalist in the first such case since 2012, accusing her of "flagrantly championing" terrorist acts in a statement on its foreign ministry's website, released on Saturday.

Every country should govern its own Internet: China's Xi

Wuchen - Every nation should have independent authority over its own Internet, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday, telling a government-organised conference that "freedom and order" are both necessary in cyberspace.

In Iran, sharing photos on mobile apps can mean jail

Tehran - The tattooed young Iranian initially sparked wonder and some envy when pictures of him with scantily-clad, heavily made-up women, often more than one at a time, went viral.

China has 'no plans' to unblock the foreign Internet anytime soon

China has reiterated its stance on the usage of foreign Internet sites, saying it has "no plans" to enable legal access in the near future. The comments come shortly after a series of high-profile visits to the country by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 8 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Censorship


Censorship Image

A man protesting Internet censorship
A man protesting Internet censorship
steffireichert
Russia is ready to add a new censorship law  banning films not promoting  national unity.
Russia is ready to add a new censorship law, banning films not promoting "national unity."
YouTube
Untitled
Google
Detail from the Google tool
Detail from the Google tool
Google
Prime Minister of Canada  Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper
courtesy of the Conservative Party
A screengrab from an e-mail by Dr Fredrick Töben which exposes the censorship of YouTube videos by ...
A screengrab from an e-mail by Dr Fredrick Töben which exposes the censorship of YouTube videos by Zionist hatemongers.
ERT  morning TV show Marilena Katsimi and Kostas Arvanitis
ERT morning TV show Marilena Katsimi and Kostas Arvanitis
Nikos Simos MEDIA
A screengrab of the About page of the self-styled Online Hate Prevention Institute.
A screengrab of the About page of the self-styled Online Hate Prevention Institute.
A screen capture of the notice sent to the 4th Trimester Bodies Project about the removal of a post.
A screen capture of the notice sent to the 4th Trimester Bodies Project about the removal of a post.
4th Trimester Bodies Project
Against internet censorship
Against internet censorship
A Turkish woman reads her freedom declaration to police
A Turkish woman reads her freedom declaration to police
Turkish Protests News
The Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris
The Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris
Creative Commons
Untitled
Google
A screengrab of an e-mail from Fredrick Töben.
A screengrab of an e-mail from Fredrick Töben.