Stories about Censorship

4 April 2019

Animated film explains how Myanmar's Telecommunications Law undermines free speech

"The law is frequently used by the powerful to silence dissent, and with more than 100 cases filed, its chilling effect on free expression is widespread."

3 April 2019

Government official says the ban on messaging apps is slowing flood relief in Iran

"In situations where sharing information is vital, censorship can turn into a deadly phenomenon."

29 March 2019

Russian regulators ask VPNs to block blacklisted websites, but most have refused

This defeats the purpose of a VPN, a technology used primarily to help people access censored websites.

26 March 2019

Censored on WeChat: #MeToo in China

The term “rice bunny”, which sounds similar to “me too” when spoken in Chinese, was used as a replacement hashtag to get around the censors.

15 March 2019

Censored on WeChat: the disappearance of Ye Jianming, former chairman of CEFC China Energy

With Ye's disappearance, the details of quiet agreements between his multi-billion dollar company and the Chinese government began to unravel.

11 March 2019

Trying to follow the news in Venezuela? Here are a few sources you can trust

Venezuelans are finding ways to gather, organize and assess information on their own terms.

8 March 2019

Netizen Report: Activists reject EU plans to pre-censor copyright violations, ‘terrorist’ content

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7 March 2019

Censored on WeChat: Chinese megastar Fan Bingbing's tax evasion scandal — and her disappearance

The news of Fan's tax evasion penalty and her apology made the actress a top target for censorship on social media.

2 March 2019

Censored on WeChat: Huawei, ZTE and ‘Amazing China’

The censorship of ZTE and Huawei has strong association with the censorship of "China-U.S trade war".

25 February 2019

Journalists, teachers, and activists targeted in attacks on free speech in the Philippines

"These are attempts by those in power to drown out the voice of the marginalized...displaying Duterte’s fear of committed journalism that seeks to inform, educate and guide the public."