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Citizen journalism an effective tool in war-torn Syria

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:32

Citizen reporters are increasingly getting stories out of remote areas of Syria that are difficult for traditional media to reach during the ongoing conflict, according to data collated for Index on Censorship magazine.

China state media calls for ''severe punishment'' for Google, Apple, U.S. tech firms

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 12:55

Chinese state media lashed out at Google Inc, Apple Inc and other U.S. technology companies on Wednesday, calling on Beijing "to punish severely the pawns" of the U.S. government for monitoring China and stealing secrets.

EU voices `extreme concern` over Thai coup crackdowns

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 06:15

The European Union has voiced "extreme concern" about political detentions and censorship in Thailand, as the military junta chief met officials and began to set out plans for the country`s future.

Thai Facebook users get censorship scare

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 18:35

Thailand`s new military rulers said that a sudden interruption of access to Facebook today was not part of a censorship policy, but due instead to a technical hitch.

Twitter blocks `blasphemous` content on Pakistan`s request

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 20:31

Popular micro-blogging site Twitter has blocked several tweets and accounts in Pakistan after officials asked it to prohibit access to "blasphemous" and "unethical" content.

Support strong for open Internet in developing world

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 23:43

Support is strong across emerging and developing countries for an Internet without government censorship, a US survey showed today.

LinkedIn to launch site in Chinese

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 21:08

LinkedIn is launching a Chinese- language site for the world`s most populous Internet market and says it will comply with the communist government`s censorship rules.

Google boss Schmidt says Internet censorship could become impossible in coming few years

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 13:22

Google`s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has reportedly said that more revolutions like the one in Ukraine would be seen when another two billion people connect to the Internet in the next five years or so.

Microsoft denies Chinese-language Bing search censorship

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 09:48

Microsoft on Wednesday denied censoring Chinese-language search results across the globe, but the group behind the accusation stood firm.

Microsoft denies global censorship of China-related searches

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 14:07

Microsoft Corp denied on Wednesday it was omitting websites from its Bing search engine results for users outside China after a Chinese rights group said the U.S. firm was censoring material the government deems politically sensitive.

Mystery surrounds China Internet outage, possible Falun Gong link

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 11:28

The cause of an Internet outage in China that rerouted millions of users to a US website of a company which helps people get around Beijing`s censorship remained a mystery on Wednesday, but experts weighed the possibility of a cyber attack.

Apple removes censorship bypass app on Chinese orders: Developers

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 23:43

The FreeWeibo app is intended to allow users to read sensitive postings on Sina Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Twitter, that have been censored and deleted, one of its designers said.