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'Goodbye, Putin': Caustic comments barge in on leader's show

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday began his annual televised phone-in show with the usual choreographed fanfare, but viewers also got to see a handful of uncensored -- and awkward -- questions flitting across the screen.

'Parthenon of Books' — monumental artwork protests censorship

Kassel - It looks like the monumental temple standing imposingly at the Acropolis in Athens. But this replica in central Germany is not built with marble, but books that have been or remain banned.

Israel minister says state won't fund shows with nudity

Jerusalem - Israel's outspoken culture minister is threatening to withhold funding from two productions showing at a top festival because they contain nudity, provoking mockery and claims of censorship.

Lost in translation: Russian TV cuts Putin mention from hit US show

Moscow - Russia's state-controlled Channel One is airing the hit US series "Fargo" with a twist: mentions of President Vladimir Putin have apparently been excised from the dubbed Russian translation.

Blank space replaces NY Times article criticising Pakistani army

Islamabad - An International New York Times opinion piece criticising the powerful Pakistani army was censored by its local publisher Friday, replaced by a blank space in a country where it can be dangerous to speak out against the military establishment.

China to launch own encyclopaedia to rival Wikipedia

China plans to launch its own online encyclopaedia next year, hoping to build a "cultural Great Wall" that can rival Wikipedia as a go-to information source for Chinese Internet users who Beijing fears are being corrupted by foreign influences.

Noiszy interview: How a browser plugin masks your digital tracks Special

Noiszy is a new browser plugin that masks your tracks with digital noise. It's one of a new breed of tools that let you resist online tracking and break the filter bubble. In this interview, its creator speaks to Digital Journal about the need for Noiszy.

Disney shelves 'Beauty and the Beast' in Malaysia after cuts

Kuala Lumpur - Disney has indefinitely postponed the opening of its film "Beauty and the Beast" in Malaysia after censors in the Muslim-majority nation reportedly cut out a "gay moment" in the movie.

Spectre of censorship haunts S. Korea artists

Seoul - When a documentary opened on the deep sea divers who retrieved around 300 bodies, mostly schoolchildren, from a South Korean ferry disaster, tickets sold out -- but it played to half-empty cinemas.

Spectre of censorship haunts S. Korea artists

Seoul - When a documentary opened on the deep sea divers who retrieved around 300 bodies, mostly schoolchildren, from a South Korean ferry disaster, tickets sold out -- but it played to half-empty cinemas.

Spectre of censorship haunts S. Korea artists

Seoul - When a documentary opened on the deep sea divers who retrieved around 300 bodies, mostly schoolchildren, from a South Korean ferry disaster, tickets sold out -- but it played to half-empty cinemas.

China tightens smog data controls amid public anger

Bejing - China has established a single network to monitor air pollution levels across the country, as the government attempts to control the spread of information about the country's toxic smog in response to rising public anger.

Russia wages 'war' on internet by jailing users: rights group

Moscow - A prominent Russian rights advocacy group on Tuesday warned of a crackdown on internet users as courts impose harsh jail sentences for posts expressing political views.

Trump campaign against bureaucracy alarms federal workers

Washington - A hiring freeze. Curbs on communications. Denunciations of "waste, fraud and abuse." US officials are alarmed by the launch of President Donald Trump's drive to rein in the federal bureaucracy.

Trump rushes to control communication of US agencies

Washington - Donald Trump's administration moved quickly to muzzle federal government workers, apparently keen to keep the army of bureaucrats in line with the White House message.

Apple removes New York Times app from China store

Bejing - Apple has removed the New York Times from its China app store, the tech giant said, after authorities told the company the app breached regulations.

Op-Ed: Facebook to introduce flagging of fake news

Facebook is making good on its promise to try to eradicate "fake news". One of the techniques Facebook will use for doing so is a tool that will allow users to flag anything that they consider to be fake news.

'It's like freedom': Myanmar heavy metal crashes into the open

Yangon - Moshing and sweating, the crowd of headbangers scream their angst into the sultry Yangon night, a rare glimpse of a defiant musical subculture now crashing into the open -- though sex, drugs and religion remain off the song sheet.

Putin warns artists against 'dangerous behaviour'

Moscow - Vladimir Putin on Friday told artists not to confuse freedom of expression with "outrageously dangerous behaviour" and suggested the Charlie Hebdo massacre could have been avoided if the magazine had not insulted Islam.

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

San Francisco - Facebook has built a tool for geographically censoring posts at the leading social network as it seeks a path back into China, The New York Times reports.

Op-Ed: Facebook working with Israel to censor posts inciting violence

Facebook has often been in hot water for allowing certain posts and disallowing others. In a number of countries Facebook is banned entirely.

China to free up internet for those attending 2022 Olympics

Bejing - China's tough controls over the internet will be temporarily lifted for people attending the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, officials promised Wednesday.

Danish former intel chief reported to police in book spat

Copenhagen - Denmark's intelligence service on Tuesday asked police to investigate its former head for allegedly breaching his confidentiality agreement in a book about his time at the agency.

'Child porn' row engulfs US photographer's Moscow show

Moscow - Pro-Kremlin activists who threw urine at pictures by US photographer Jock Sturges -- best known for nude images of adolescents and their families -- on Sunday forced its closure, a day after a government advisor condemned the images as "child pornograp...

Russia stands firm on porn websites ban

Moscow - Russia on Thursday stood firm after slapping a ban on two major porn websites -- rebuffing a tongue-in-cheek proposal to change its mind in exchange for premium access.

China cracks down on websites reporting independent news

The Chinese government has ordered Internet sites to stop reporting original news stories and only publish news provided by government-controlled news agencies.

Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in crackdown

Tehran - Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers on Sunday as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging, a news website reported.

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.
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Russia is ready to add a new censorship law, banning films not promoting "national unity."
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