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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Sweden wins the Internet

The United States takes second, and Yemen languishes in 61st.

On Sep 6, 2012 by Kevin Collier

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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

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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

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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

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Meet the enemies of the Internet

Bahrain and Belarus better behave. And India and Kazakhstan? We’re keeping an eye on you.

On Mar 19, 2012 by Kevin Collier

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