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Internet censorship in the world

Nowadays, we tend to take Internet for granted, especially in developed countries.We can hardly imagine our lives without access to the web, everywhere and somewhat immediately. However, the situation is not the same in many parts of the world with pervasive censorship in many countries, mainly to limit the freedom of access to information. We

Do you really know about social media?

If you are keen on social media, you might think you know a lot or almost everything about Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Snapchat… But do you know about the number of people in the world who use Pinterest? Do you have an idea about social media penetration rate in Eastern Europe or North America? Let’s dig

Tajikistan blocking Facebook

How to unblock Facebook in Tajikistan? Both YouTube and Facebook are now inaccessible via many Internet service providers in Tajikistan. In Tajikistan, the chief of communications has indeed decided to block Facebook, the extremely popular western social media site Facebook. According to the chief of communications, he was receiving too many requests from residents to shut down

Turkey: Erdogan wants to ban YouTube and Facebook

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been the key topic of a political and financial scandal for many months. He just announced that he could ban Facebook and YouTube in Turkey after the municipal elections i.e.  on March30th, in a TV interview broadcast on March 7th. Indeed he announced on a private Turkish TV

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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Google and Amazon to avoid Chinese cybercensorship

GreatFire, a group of activists and militants, decided to fight against the Chinese censorship by drilling a hole in the “Great Firewall” , the nickname of the digital divide which are stronger than the Great Wall of China. Filtering performed by the Chinese authorities is actually basic and brutal : the domain names of sites

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