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Armenian bill would ban online anonymity
"Write your posts, but if they end up in the media, then someone has to bear responsibility," one lawmaker said.
On Mar 31, 2014 by Kevin Collier
Why does Russia want to silence social media at the Olympics?
Russia takes aim at new-media journalists.
On Nov 11, 2013 by Joe Kloc
Sputnik 2.0: Russia to launch state-backed search engine
The Russian government is seeking to replace Google with a search engine of its own devising.
On Oct 15, 2013 by Curt Hopkins
Vietnam imprisons 65-year-old veteran for blogging
Ngo Hao, a 65-year-old veteran, was found guilty of calling for peaceful overthrow of the government on his blog.
On Sep 13, 2013 by Kevin Collier
West African country bans Facebook to silence protest
The crackdown began Sunday and the “targets include the site of the main opposition party, Convergence For Social Democracy."
On May 15, 2013 by Curt Hopkins
Iran launches its own hyper-censored YouTube
Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting recently launched “Mehr,” a kind of YouTube approved for virtuous Iranian use.
On Dec 10, 2012 by Curt Hopkins
Iranian blogger allegedly tortured to death over Facebook remarks
Sattar Beheshti was arrested last week at his home in Robat-Karim and took him into custody on charges of “actions on social networks and Facebook.”
On Nov 8, 2012 by Fidel Martinez
Vietnam cracks down on dissident bloggers
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called for “serious punishment” for the owners of three blogs accused of "publishing distorted and fabricated articles.”
On Sep 17, 2012 by Kevin Morris
Sweden wins the Internet
The United States takes second, and Yemen languishes in 61st.
On Sep 6, 2012 by Kevin Collier
Cambodia drafting law to criminalize online dissent
The Asian country is working on its first cyberlaw to crack down on those who spread “false information” online.
On May 24, 2012 by Kevin Collier
Vietnam to ban pseudonyms and crack down on bloggers
The proposed measure would require bloggers to submit their real names and contact information with each post.
On Apr 17, 2012 by Kevin Collier
France’s harsh anti-piracy showing mixed results, study says
The “three strikes and you’re out” has cut back on piracy but hasn't helped the industries it aims to protect.
On Apr 2, 2012 by Kevin Collier