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Award-winning manga comic upcoming about Fukushima disasters

Japanese manga artist Kazuto Tatsuta worked on the Fukushima Daiichi I nuclear plant cleanup. He had to quit in December 2012, when his radiation exposure neared the annual limit. Kodansha Ltd. is publishing Tatsuta's initial book about his experiences.
In the Media by Sandy Dechert

Twitter ban sparks outrage in Turkey ahead of key polls

Ankara - In a tweet, Turkey's president on Friday hit out at the government ban of Twitter, as opposition leaders vowed to mount a legal challenge to the measure that came just days ahead of crucial polls.The popular micro-blogging site, one of several that has...
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

Support strong for open Internet in developing world

Washington - Support is strong across emerging and developing countries for an Internet without government censorship, a US survey showed Wednesday.The Pew Research Center found a majority opposed to government restrictions on online activity in 22 of 24 countries ...
In the Media by AFP

United States on ‘Enemies of the Internet’ list

For the first time ever, the United States has been included in the Reporters Without Borders “Enemies of the Internet” report. Its inclusion places it in a report alongside the regimes in China, Iran, and North Korea.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Rape culture article in school paper leads to censorship policy

Fond Du Lac - A Wisconsin school district's decision to require school administrators to approve student newspaper subject matter is taking a lot of heat.
In the Media by Brett Scruton - 1 comment

Russia puts the squeeze on independent media, freedom of speech

A very real fear of censorship has now taken hold in Russia after the federal media watchdog ordered the closing of several major opposition-leaning news sites, as well as the internet sites of prominent Kremlin foes Alexei Navalny and Garry Kasparov.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Crackdown hits popular China messaging platform WeChat

Shanghai - Chinese Internet giant Tencent has shut several accounts on its popular instant messaging platform WeChat, users said Friday, in what appeared to be part of a broader government crackdown on political content.WeChat -- known as "weixin" or micro-messag...
In the Media by AFP

China cracks down again on popular messaging app WeChat

Chinese authorities have launched another crackdown on Tencent Holdings Ltd's popular social messaging app WeChat, closing dozens of popular accounts, media reported on Friday, as China tightens its control of the Internet.
In the Media by Reuters

Democrats defy their leadership at California convention Special

As Democrats are shaken down, searched for contraband literature and have their possessions removed and trashed, courage is in the air. Some key Democrats are saying “NO,” to Democratic business as usual, turning CDP 14 into a Convention of Hope.
Digital Journal Report by Ruth Hull - 1 comment

Op-Ed: NSA chief seeks to end free press

Outgoing National Security Agency boss, Keith Alexander, advocated making it a crime to report on government leaks this week, and said that legislation to accomplish this was coming in weeks.
In the Media by Justin King - 5 comments
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David Icke fighting fire with fire and censorship with censorship

I don't even remember joining the David Icke forums, but I must have, because at 23.58 London time on May 15, 2012, I...
May 16, 2012 by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Iran bans ‘love triangles’ and ‘half-naked men’ on TV SPECIAL

The Iranian government has banned state television from featuring “tempting love triangles” and “half-naked...
Oct 9, 2011 by Sarah Lucas

LGBT community in Beijing hold successful Queer Film Festival despite police crack down

Dateline Toronto Ontario Canada Thursday June 23, 2011, by Michel F. Paré On Sunday 19 June 2011, the Beijing...
Jun 23, 2011 by Michel F. Paré

Elton John magazine cover blocked with 'Family Shield' in grocery store because it's offensive for kids?

Is this a case of censorship gone mad or a step in the right direction to protect kids? A grocery store in the U.S. is...
Jan 26, 2011 by Chris Hogg - 5 comments


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