Istanbul police fire tear gas on protest over Internet curbs

Turkish riot police in Istanbul fired tear gas and water cannon today at around 3,000 people protesting new legislation tightening control of the Internet.

Police in Turkey disperse protest over Internet curbs

Turkish riot police today used tear gas and water cannon to disperse more than 2,000 people demonstrating against new Internet curbs that have sparked alarm at home and abroad.

China defends internet curbs to contain online rumours

Brushing aside criticism against tough, new measures to stop the spread of rumours through microblogs, China on Tuesday defended the move claiming that the new rules had broad support among Chinese internet users.

China looks at further internet curbs to prevent `rumours, vulgarity`

In a bid to curb `rumours and vulgarity`, internet users in China may require registering with their real names when signing up to network providers.