· February, 2013

Stories about News from February, 2013

China: Bloggers “Forced to Drink Tea” with Police

Tea-drinking culture has a very long tradition in China. However, since around 2007, Chinese netizens have started using the term "tea talk" or "forced to drink tea" (被喝茶) to describe...

Netizen Report: Censorship Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins in Egypt, where a court has ruled to impose a month-long ban on YouTube in response to the controversial film, "The Innocence of Muslims." From...

Egypt: Court Orders YouTube Ban

On Saturday, February 9, an administrative court ordered a 30-day ban on YouTube and all websites linking to an anti-Islam film, "The Innocence of Muslims". The movie sparked turmoil in...

Netizen Report: Human Rights Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins in at the OECD, where several European companies are being scrutinized for violating human rights guidelines in Bahrain. From there we move to Pakistan, where...

Chinese Hackers Spy on Journalists to Track Sources

In January, the New York Times reported that its computers had been under constant attack by Chinese hackers over the past four months. Shortly thereafter, the Wall Street Journal and...

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