Vietnam reinforces internet censorship

How to avoid internet censorship in Vietnam? Vietnam is among the top ten countries where cyber censorship and internet filtering is the highest in the world. Internet penetration grew from 48 to 53 percent in 2015, according to an International Telecommunication Union estimate. While internet access is limited to population living in rural areas, with

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Saudi Arabia wants to censor YouTube

Are you dreaming of an unblocked Youtube in Saudi Arabia? Saudi Arabia Internet censorship is said to be one of the most extensive in the world. Indeed, 18 months after the Internet was introduced in the Kingdom back in 1999, the number of sites that have been banned in the country already reached 200,000. In 2012,

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What is internet censorship and why it exists

What is internet censorship? A report on cybercensorship, prepared by University of Pretoria in South Africa and its findings on the reasons for internet censorship existence. According to Wikipedia, censorship is “the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government,

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Tools, Technology and Internet Filtering

Internet filtering is good, it can be bad and sometimes it is real ugly. Read on to find out what you need to know, including how to bypass it. Internet Filtering For Dummies Internet filtering, yet another one of those techie buzzwords that sounds like a good thing, but do you really know what it

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Thai media censorship is growing

On May 22nd, the Thai army announced on TV to have taken control of the country “in order to restore a normal situation “, due to the talks between the various political movements fail to reach any decision. As from now on, TV will only broadcast information disseminated by the army and foreign channels have

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Only 14 % of the world population has access to free media

Media freedom has experienced its darkest years over the decade, especially in Egypt, in Turkey, in Ukraine, but also in the United States on national security issues, as denounced by a study conducted by an American NGO called Freedom House. Various cases where press freedom has been violated have been studied: control of information, physical

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RSF speaks out about the enemies of internet

During the International Day against Cyber ​​Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) spoke about its updated list of “enemies of Internet”: the RSF points out the methods of some countries, for their internet surveillance and censorship, although they are said to be democratic countries. RSF has identified 31 institutions that it considers to act as “enemies

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Heavy concerns about a new internet bill in Turkey

Reporters Without Borders is much concerned about an Internet bill that is to be debated by the Turkish parliament soon. Registered by a ruling AKP member mid-December as proposed amendments to Law 5651 on the Internet, it implies websites to be blocked without any court order and strong surveillance of Internet users. “Law 5651 need

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A new law to control internet in Turkey

The Turkish government has introduced in Parliament a bill that requires a very strict control on the internet. This requires the authorization of internet used activities’ surveillance or blocking specific keywords. This text should allow the government authority in charge of telecommunications to restrict access to video sharing sites, but also to retain for two

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Tajikistan filters Internet before the presidential election

Just before the presidential elections in Tajikistan, several websites have been censored in the country, including Youtube and Ozodagon a media website. Tajikistan voters re-elected without surprise President Emomali Rahmon on November 6th, for his fourth term since 1992. To demonstrate how open he is, Rahmon had ensured that the opposition could hardly be heard

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