· October, 2016

Stories about Censorship from October, 2016

WhatsApp Reportedly Blocked in Yemen, Mobile Operator Cites ‘Technical Issues’

Censorship of online content has surged in Yemen since the beginning of the conflict opposing Houthi rebels and forces loyal to president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Tunisian Teen Risks Suspension for Denouncing Poor School Conditions on Facebook

The school administration has accused Hamza Batti of engaging in a "smear campaign" against it.

Chinese Authorities Shutter ‘Gongshi’ Intellectual Website, Leading Netizens to Ask: Is This ‘The End of Consensus'?

"The authorities want us to shut down the website, saying that the platform had spread wrong ideas. With dismay, we shut down. This is my report."

As Violence Escalates in Ethiopia, Zone9 and Other Prominent Bloggers Face New Legal Threats

Seyoum Teshome, a prominent member of the embattled community of Ethiopian online writers was arrested last Friday. Meanwhile, the Zone9 bloggers are scheduled to return to court on October 21.

Venezuelan Government Jails Video Producers on Charges of ‘Instigating Rebellion’

A video intended to make the Venezuelan military reflect on the impact of their increasing power in Venezuela has landed its producers in jail.

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