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Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions compiles and disseminates information about social and economic alternatives. Established in 1975 as an independent non-profit research organization and information clearinghouse, Connexions compiles and publishes a var...
Ulli Diemer
Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...
Museum of Sex
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world. With its inaugural award-winning exhibition, NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America, ...
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...
Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...
Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

News Releases

Algeria : prosecutor requests two-month sentence for newspaper editor and reporter
2008-12-18
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to withdraw a criminal libel prosecution against the Algiers-based daily El Watan over a 2004 article accusing a â#oraquiâ## (faith healer and exorci...
Author warns coalition of MPs (CPCCA) intent on criminalizing free speech on Israel/Palestine
2010-09-11
Seriously Free Speech Committee
The author of a new book on antisemitism kicks off a Western Canada tour Sept. 17 to sound an alarm that a coalition of MPs (CPCCA) is intent on outlawing criticism of Israel as being antisemitic, pos...
Authorities step up offensive against journalists and websites
2009-05-14
Reporters Without Borders/ Reporters Sans FrontiA#res
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about freedom of expression in Bahrain. In the past couple of months, two journalists have been charged because of what they wrote and the information ministry h...
Authorities turn their sights on microblogging
2010-07-19
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a new crackdown in China on social-networking tools, especially microblogging services.
Berlin Twitter Wall website blocked just days after its launch
2009-11-04
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that the Chinese authorities blocked the Berlin Twitter Wall website (www.berlintwitterwall.com) just days after its launch.
Bill to stifle flow of information poised to pass in Japan
2013-12-04
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by a new state secrets bill before the Japanese parliament, which, if passed, would broaden the government's power to determine which informat...
Brazil's highest court takes stand against prior censorship
2014-09-29
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders hails last week's ruling by the Federal Supreme Court overturning a ban on distribution of the latest issue of the leading national newsweekly Istoe, which a lower court had ...
Brazilian journalist Konig in hiding after threats
2012-12-20
Sources News Releases
Brazilian authorities must immediately provide protection to journalist Mauri Konig, who went into hiding on Monday after receiving death threats related to his reports on police corruption.
Burmese authorities detain freelance journalist
2009-10-30
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns and calls for the immediate release of freelance journalist and blogger Pai Soe Oo, who was detained by government authorities on Wednesday for q...
A Call to McGill University and the Universit de Montral to Support Freedom of Expression
2011-09-14
Muslim Canadian Congress
we the undersigned, enjoin the authorities of McGill University and the Universit de Montral to endorse freedom of expression by publicly dissociating themselves from the censorship towards which the ...
Censored book about corruption in Angola now available on RSF site
2015-06-04
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is facilitating access to 'Blood Diamonds: Corruption and Torture in Angola,' the book by Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais that is censored in his country.
Censorship not a solution to terrorism, IFJ & Pakistan media reject guidelines
2015-01-21
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) expresses its strong concern over new press guidelines for Pakistan's television and print media.
China's Media War: Censorship, Corruption & Control
2015-02-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday released the seventh annual China Press Freedom Report, CHINA'S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control.
China's new leadership faces censorship challenge
2013-03-16
Committee to Protect Journalists
China's new leaders will face unprecedented challenges to controlling the media, even as journalists' efforts to test the system continue to carry great risk, according to a new report by the Committe...
Communication severed with flotilla media
2010-06-01
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the Israeli authorities to release a list of the journalists who were arrested during yesterday#s raid on the humanitarian flotilla and to say where they are being held...
Companies that cooperate with dictatorships must be sanctioned
2011-09-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal cooperation that exists between many western companies, especially those operating in the new technology area, and authoritarian regimes.
Currently in Turkey: online censorship, attacks against media and detention of journalists
2015-09-09
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and its European organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (IFJ), jointly call on the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to immediately...
Deadliest year for journalists since Reporters Without Borders began producing its annual roundup in 1995
2012-12-20
Reporters without Borders
This year has been exceptionally deadly, with a 33 per cent rise in the number of journalists killed in connection with their work over 2011. The worst-hit regions were the Middle East and Northern Af...
Dissident journalist facing jail term on 'disrespect' charge
2009-05-14
Reporters Without Borders/ Reporters sans frontiA#res
Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of independent journalist Alberto Santiago Du Bouchet, who was arrested after a verbal exchange with a policeman in Artemisa (in Havana provin...
Draconian cyber security bill could lead to Internet surveillance and censorship
2012-04-12
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned with the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA), the cyber security bill now before the US Congress.
Editor, publisher charged with sedition in Bangladesh
2012-12-20
Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ is deeply concerned by sedition charges leveled against Mahmudur Rahman, the acting editor and majority owner of the Bengali-language pro-opposition daily Amar Desh and the paper's publisher, Alha...
EFF Battles Abuse of Site-Blocking Court Orders
2015-06-04
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal court in an emergency hearing and a written filing this week to block the recording industry's move to force Internet infrastructure companies ...
Egypt: Military police arrest blogger for criticizing armed forces
2011-04-01
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Maikel Nabil Sanad, a blogger and conscientious objector, had been arrested by the military police for allegedly defaming the armed forces in his blo...
Egypt: Security authorities confiscate book about corruption
2009-05-20
Arabic Network for Human Rights Information
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) reports that the Egyptian security authorities have confiscated a book entitled "A Flood of Corruption and the Advance of bin Laden in Algeria" ...
Enemies of the Internet 2013
2013-03-16
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is releasing a Special report on Internet surveillance
Expulsion of two Spanish journalists deals blow to freedom of expression
2011-03-01
Reporters without Borders
Spanish journalists Paco Gómez Nadal and Pilar Chato agreed under pressure to be repatriated yesterday, after being arrested during a demonstration by indigenous groups outside the parliament building...
Federal government continues to receive failing grade on issue of free expression
2012-05-02
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
For the third straight year, the federal government received failing grades from Canadian Journalists for Free Expression in a report card on freedom of expression in Canada.
Four young Tibetans jailed for providing information about self-immolation
2012-10-04
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that more Tibetans, including a minor, have been given long jail sentences for trying to circulate information about the grave human rights situation in ...
Fundamentalists target Twitter and Facebook in unprecedented move
2010-03-30
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the ruling by an Islamic court ordering a Nigerian human rights group, the Civil Rights Congress, to close its blog and stop hosting debates on Twitter and Facebook ...
Global media rights groups condemn "culture of impunity and indifference" in Sri Lanka
2009-01-22
Since the beginning of the New Year, both the killing of a senior editor and the attack on the facilities of a popular independent TV channel have led to a total paralysis of the media community in Sr...
Google rebels against China's Internet censors
2010-01-13
Sources News Releases
Reporters Without Borders hails US Internet giant Google#s announcement yesterday that it will stop censoring the Chinese version of its search engine, Google.cn # a move that could lead to Google.cn#...
Government closes TV station owned by political rival
2008-12-17
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Madagascar governmentâ##s closure of Viva TV since 13 December, after it broadcast a message by former President Didier Ratsiraka.
Government orders closure of Arab weekly
2002-12-24
Reporters Without Borders
Harassing journalists is election campaign strategy in Guatemala
2015-09-03
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges Guatemala’s political class to respect the freedom of journalists to work as they see fit.
Honduras: Rule of law and civil liberties founder in year since coup
2010-06-28
Reporters Without Borders, World Association of Community Radio Broadcaster
Joint statement on the first anniversary of the 28 June 2009 coup d#état in Honduras.
How far will Media Council go to eliminate Klubradio?
2012-07-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Hungary's Media Council (NMHH) has rejected opposition radio station Klubradio's bid to keep its Budapest commercial radio frequency.
Human Rights Council resolution on blasphemy
2010-03-30
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by a resolution condemning #defamation of religions# which the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 25 March.
Human rights defender held in Saudi Arabia since mid-June on charge of 'annoying others'
2010-07-23
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Mekhlef bin Dahham al-Shammari, a writer, human rights activist and social reformer who was arrested in Saudi Arab...
IFEX launches 2012 Day to End Impunity campaign
2012-11-02
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
IFEX, the global network defending and promoting free expression, is proud to announce the launch of International Day to End Impunity.
IFJ and EFJ Condemn Azerbaijan Call for 'Public Hatred' towards Independent Media
2012-06-14
International Federation of Journalists
Condemning the call by the Azeri government for a show of ‘public hatred' against independent media.
IFJ and EFJ Demand End to Pressure on Journalists in Ukraine
2012-07-27
International Federation of Journalists - European Federation of Journalist
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), today demanded that the Ukraine President put end to the prosecution of o...
IFJ Backs Photojournalists' Fight Back against Arbitrary Ban in London
2011-05-11
International Federation of Journalists
London based photographers staged a Flashmob outside the city hall in London on World Press Freedom Day to denounce arbitrary restrictions on their work in the city where banning of photography in man...
IFJ Blames Hamas for Political Interference after Take-Over of PJS Office in Gaza
2011-10-14
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today accused the Hamas administration in Gaza of attempting to destabilize the leadership of the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS).
IFJ Condemns Attempts by Embattled Food Company to Censor Free Speech in US
2009-10-12
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned as "unforgiveable censorship" attempts by the US fruit company, Dole Food, to prevent the release of a documentary film Bananas which ex...
IFJ Condemns Closure of Al Jazeera in Kuwait
2010-12-23
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today accused Kuwaiti authorities of intimidating the media after they closed down Al Jazeera's office in the county on Monday.
IFJ Condemns Deportation Move against US Journalist in Israel
2010-01-15
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists today called on Israeli authorities to revoke the deportation order served on American journalist and chief English editor of Ma'an news agency, Jared Malsi...
IFJ Condemns Palestinian Authority Over Ban on Al-Jazeera
2009-07-17
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the Palestinian Authority to rescind its decision to close down the office the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television in the West Bank.
IFJ Congress Holds Commemoration and Freedom Walk for Killed Journalists Across the World
2013-06-05
International Federation of Journalists
A special Freedom Walk to commemorate the 408 journalists across the world who have died in the service of their profession in the last three years was held in Dublin this evening.
IFJ Report Lists China's Secret Bans on Media Reporting
2010-02-01
International Federation of Journalists
A new report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on press freedom in China highlights the battle by local censors to control media commentary on a wide range of topics throughout in 2...
IFJ/EFJ Call for Greek Government to Revoke Closure of Public Broadcaster
2013-06-13
International Federation of Journalists
Journalists' organizations call on the Greek government to immediately revoke their unprecedented decision to close down its public broadcasting station ERT.
IFJ/EFJ Demand Release of Belarus Journalist Accused of 'Assisting Invasion' of Swedish Teddy Bears
2012-07-20
International Federation of Journalists / European Federation of Journalist
Demand the release of Anton Surapin, a Belarus journalist who was arrested on 13th July after he was the first to publish photos of Swedish teddy Bears that had landed on Belarus soil.
Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests
2009-06-17
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to pr...
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
2009-05-20
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
2009-06-17
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Israeli army raids palestinian newspaper offices
2002-10-08
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli government openly threatens journalists planning to sail with Gaza flotilla
2011-06-27
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Israeli government’s attempts to intimidate journalists who plan to travel with a flotilla of ships that will set sail in the next few days in an attempt to brea...
Israeli media forbidden to report case widely covered internationally
2010-04-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns an absurd court-ordered ban on Israeli media coverage of the case of Anat Kam, an online journalist and former soldier accused of leaking classified military informa...
Israeli soldiers close West Bank TV station
2008-07-11
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli troops raid three West Bank news media
2007-12-13
Reporters Without Borders
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
2009-03-10
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Jewish group criticizes Minister's decision cancelling invitation to prominent Imam
2010-10-13
Independent Jewish Voices
IJV is critical of Peter McKay's decision to cancel speaking invitation to Imam Zijad Delic
Jewish group rejects B'nai Brith censorship of Manitoba high school exam
2010-06-13
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices (Canada) condemns Manitoba Education Minister Nancy Allan for caving in to a demand to censor a question on the province's Grade 12 final Language Arts examination. IJV-C als...
Jewish Group Strongly Opposes Censorship at York University
2013-05-21
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) Canada protests the York University administration's decision to revoke the student club status of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) at York University until Ja...
Jewish human rights group condemns U of Manitoba Student Union attack on freedom of speech
2013-04-15
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices responds to Israel supporters' attack on freedom of speech.
Journalist serving 150-day jail term for insulting Hungarian far-right politician
2012-07-31
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the 150-day jail sentence that a Serbian journalist received for allegedly insulting a Hungarian far-right politician.
Kazakhstan Misusing Court Order to Censor Online Newspaper
2015-06-29
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Online news publisher Respublika has asked a federal judge in New York to clarify that officials in Kazakhstan can’t use a U.S. court order in a battle over leaked emails to censor news stories that...
Kazakhstan: RFE/RL website editor beaten unconscious in Almaty
2009-01-22
Reporters without Borders
Ermek Boltay, a young journalist who edits the website of Radio Free Europe/Radio Libertyâ##s Kazakh-language service, was beaten unconscious outside his home in Almaty on 18 January.
Malaysian cartoonist faces sedition charges
2010-09-28
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of Malaysian cartoonist Zulkifli Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, a contributor to the popular news site Malaysiakini and author of a new col...
Media unions oppose closure of Greek public broadcaster ERT
2013-06-13
UNI MEI Global Union
UNI MEI calls for resistance to support Greek public service broadcasting, its workers and their union POSPERT
More than 3,500 petition Iran to free journalists, writers
2010-04-06
Sources
More than 3,500 concerned people from around the world are petitioning Iran#s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, to immediately release dozens of journalists writers, and bloggers currently...
More websites blocked at government's behest
2009-01-08
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the directive issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to Internet Service Providers instructing them to block access to 6 web pages on the grounds they a...
New Crackdown on Media is Step Towards Authoritarism in Ethiopia, Says IFJ
2014-04-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the appalling treatment of media by authorities in Ethiopia after a number of journalists and media workers were detained in the countr...
New online censorship campaign extinguishes last flicker of Olympic torch
2009-01-14
Reporters without Broders
China's campaign against 'Internet porn' is targetting political and human rights websites such as Amnesty International's. Bullog (http://www.bullog.cn), a political blog portal, has been inaccessibl...
New Yemeni press court sentences, bans journalists
2009-11-03
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to end the intensifying judicial and media campaign to silence critical journalists and eradicate press freedom.
Operation Cast Lead: News control as a military objective
2009-02-17
Reporters without Borders
Control of news in time of war has become a military objective.
PEN International celebrates rights of all citizens to access information and truth
2012-05-02
PEN International
A statement by Marian Botsford Fraser, Chair of the Writers in Prison Committee.
Petition launched for release of two Burmese bloggers serving sentences of 20 and 59 years in prison
2009-01-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the international community not to forget Nay Phone Latt or or Zarganar, one of Burmaâ##s best known comedians.
Reporters Without Borders and Torservers.net, partners against online surveillance and censorship
2014-04-29
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders and Torservers.net have joined forces to create and maintain 250 additional relays for the Tor network.
Reporters Without Borders unveils first-ever 'Anti-Censorship Shelter'
2010-06-25
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders today launched the world#s first #Anti-Censorship Shelter# in Paris for use by foreign journalists, bloggers and dissidents.
RSF alarmed by journalist's arrest on terrorism charges in Bahrain
2016-01-11
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried by the terrorism charges brought against Mahmood Al Jazeeri, a journalist with the independent daily newspaper Al Wasat, who has been held for the past 11 da...
RSF calls for boycott of China's World Internet Conference
2015-12-15
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to boycott the second World Internet Conference (WIC) being organized by China, the world's leading "Enemy of the Internet."
RSF decries Saudi citizen-journalist's jail term and writing ban
2015-12-22
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the four-year jail sentence and 15-year writing ban that a Saudi court passed yesterday on writer and citizen-journalist Zuhair Kutbi as "unjust and disproport...
Seizure of AP phone records condemned as 'grave violation'
2013-05-20
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders regards the US Department of Justice's seizure of the records of thousands of Associated Press phone calls as an "extremely grave violation of freedom of information."
Shit Students CAN'T Say (About Israel)
2012-01-21
Seriously Free Speech Committee
Inspired by the viral hit Shit Homophobic People Say -- that proved no spoofing is necessary -- Shit Students CAN'T Say is real video clips showing that criticism of Israel is being banned and repres...
Le site denonciateur RCILeaks.Org gagne sa bataille en Islande pour la liberte de paroles contre une firme immigrant investisseur canadienne
2012-10-04
OrangeWebsite.com
Le site irreverencieux canadien RCILeaks.Org et son fournisseur de services internet islandais OrangeWebsite.com, ont gagne un combat judiciaire sans precedent sur la liberte d'expression a la Cour de...
Sources welcomes OrangeWebsite
2011-03-16
OrangeWebsite
Sources welcomes a new member: OrangeWebsite. OrangeWebsite is an Icelandic web hosting service provider. Most of our clients are foreign journalists, bloggers, leakers and publishers.
Sources welcomes the Seriously Free Speech Committee
2010-10-17
Seriously Free Speech Committee
Sources welcomes a new member: the Seriously Free Speech Committee. The SFSC is committed to free expression of views on Israel/Palestine.
South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
2014-10-31
International Federation of Journalists
The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on...
Substantial setback for press freedom in Egypt
2011-04-14
Committee to Protect Journalists
A new requirement by the Egyptian military that local print media obtain approval for all mentions of the armed forces before publication is the single worst setback for press freedom in Egypt since t...
Taken Offline: New EFF Project Shines Light on Coders and Bloggers Imprisoned For Online Free Expression
2015-09-24
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched the Offline project, a campaign devoted to digital heroes - coders, bloggers, and technologists - who have been imprisoned, tortured, and even s...
Thailand: Call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom
2009-04-28
Reporters Without Borders joined by 31 other organisations in a call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom.
Thailand: Police close a dozen community radio stations, carry out arrests
2011-04-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of a dozen community radio stations linked to the opposition “Red Shirts” in a major police operation yesterday in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces.
Toronto Artists Protest Koffler Fundraiser
2009-06-03
Toronto Artists Protest Koffler Fundraiser: Silence Tastes Badâ## Put Free Speech on the Menu. Artists and supporters speak out for freedom of association at the launch of the Koffler Gallery fundrai...
Trial of Irina Khalip begins in Belarus
2011-05-13
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the Belarusian government to drop all charges against Irina Khalip, the Minsk-based correspondent for the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gaz...
Turkey, enemy of the Internet?
2014-08-28
Reporters Without Borders
The 9th annual Internet Governance Forum will be held in Istanbul from 2 to 5 September. Reporters Without Borders will be there to denounce the increasing violations of freedom of information in Turk...
Turkey: Dangerous surge in censorship liable to exacerbate crisis
2015-09-17
Reporters Without Borders
In the latest alarming development for freedom of information in Turkey, prosecutors in the Istanbul district of Bakırköy today began investigating one of the country’s biggest media groups, Doğa...
Turkey's parliament approves even more Internet censorship and surveillance
2014-09-12
International Federation of Journalists
Turkey: Government agency given more power to block websites and gather user data.
2011 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize awarded to Vietnamese publisher Bui Chat
2011-04-29
International Publishers Association
Bui Chat, founder of Giay Vun publishing in Vietnam, has been named as the recipient of this year's IPA Freedom to Publish Prize for his exemplary courage in upholding freedom to publish.
US and European companies jointly responsible for Internet censorship
2009-06-24
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has called for the need for legislation to allow US and European Internet companies operating in repressive countries to escape rules imposed on them by these governments.
Violence, arrests and censorship in all four corners of India
2010-07-23
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns a wave of violence and censorship against the media in various parts of India in the past few weeks.
When media bosses censor their own journalists
2014-06-02
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the censorship of Suelte la lengua (Talk freely), a programme that Canal 6 TV has not broadcast since 15 May without any explanation from its CEO, Paul Misselem.

Sources Select Resources

Africa's Worst New Internet Censorship Law Could be Coming to South Africa
Malcolm, Jeremy;
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Only once in a while does an Internet censorship law or regulation come along that is so audacious in its scope, so misguided in its premises, and so poorly thought out in its execution, that you have...
Amid Censorship, Israel's Media Does Its Part
Ditz, Jason
Article
2010
AntiWar.com
Israel's media has once again chosen the low road, the one carefully couched in patriotism and praise for the right-far-right coalition government.
An apology for the Danish cartoon crisis
Hvidberg, Lars
Article
2014
Freedom House
One of the leading forces in the 2005–06 prophet Muhammad cartoon controversy, Danish Muslim activist Ahmed Akkari, now regrets his role as agitator and reveals a larger, more deliberate, and more vic...
Australia Rejects Israeli-Ordered Media Censorship
A Little Justice for Al Manar TV
Lamb, Franklin
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Australia rejects politically motivated censorship attempts.
AUSTRALIA: Some reflections on the Anzac Day ‘cyber-lynching’ of a journalist
Kenneally, Mathew;
Article
2015
Media Pacfic Watch
The right of free speech v. the rightnot to be offended. A sports commentator has been fired over things he said on twitter, things unrelated to his job.
Authorities step up offensive against journalists and websites
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders/ Reporters Sans FrontiA#res
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about freedom of expression in Bahrain. In the past couple of months, two journalists have been charged because of what they wrote and the information ministry h...
Authorities turn their sights on microblogging
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a new crackdown in China on social-networking tools, especially microblogging services.
Avoiding Gripes About Your Gripe (or Parody) Site
Article
2009
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Here's a story we hear a lot at EFF: You think BadCo, Inc. is a bad actor and you've developed a really cool site to tell the world why. Maybe just by griping about them or maybe through a bit of paro...
Away with the gatekeepers!
The bane of cultural appropriation
Malik, Kenan
Article
2016
Kenan Malik
On the the controversies over 'cultural appropriation' and what they reveal about the degradation of contemporary campaigns for social justice.
Banning of Books Alarms Freedom Advocates
Kuppusamy, Baradan
Article
2010
IPS
The confiscation and banning of books by Malaysian authorities is sending alarm bells ringing among activists, who want the repeal of laws that the government is using to suppress freedom of expressio...
'Beijing's bitch'
Beijing & Microsoft
Article
2005
Guardian
Putting profits ahead of human rights.
Berlin Twitter Wall website blocked just days after its launch
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that the Chinese authorities blocked the Berlin Twitter Wall website (www.berlintwitterwall.com) just days after its launch.
Big business censorship
Boura, Malcolm
Article
2011
British Naturism
Big business is almost entirely unaccountable. Some of the worst offenders are US corporations exporting harmful attitudes from the USA to the rest of the world. We suspect that some of them are drive...
Bill to stifle flow of information poised to pass in Japan
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by a new state secrets bill before the Japanese parliament, which, if passed, would broaden the government's power to determine which informat...
Books banned by governments, list of
Connexipedia Article
Article
This article intends to list works, such as novels, nonfiction books, short stories, and essays that have banned by governments over time.
Brazil's highest court takes stand against prior censorship
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders hails last week's ruling by the Federal Supreme Court overturning a ban on distribution of the latest issue of the leading national newsweekly Istoe, which a lower court had ...
Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country
Ostergaard, Anders
Film/Video
Anders Ostergaard's award-winning documentary assembles footage smuggled out of Burma/Myanmar by an underground journalist group known as Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). The film explores how DVB mem...
Burmese media combating censorship
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
By Accepting Chinese Censorship of Domains, Registry xyz.com Invites More
Malcolm, Jeremy
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Industry news site Domain Incite has reported that this puts perhaps close to 12,000 banned words and expressions onto the blacklist, thereby preventing terms such as the Chinese words for 'democracy'...
Canadian Court to the Entire World: No Links For You!
Sutton, Maira
Article
2014
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ordered Google to remove entire domains from its search results — a decision that could have enormous global implications on free expression. This is the late...
Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue
Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2014
We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion artic...
Censored book about corruption in Angola now available on RSF site
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is facilitating access to 'Blood Diamonds: Corruption and Torture in Angola,' the book by Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais that is censored in his country.
Censorship
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Censorship is the suppression of speech or other communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, m...
Censorship? Haaretz Deletes Amira Hass Article On Surging Settler Violence
Abuimah, Ali
Article
2012
Electronic Intifada
Israel’s Haaretz has mysteriously deleted a powerful article by Amira Hass headlined “The anti-Semitism that goes unreported,” about an unchecked upsurge in violence against Palestinians by Israeli se...
Censorship in Canada - When the Censor Comes
Article
1996
Book and Periodical Council
Developed primarily for teachers, librarians, booksellers and others who disseminate the printed word, this guide offers basic information about dealing with would-be censors. Researched and written b...
Censorship is the Wrong Way to Combat the British National Party
Fox, Claire
Article
2009
Index on Censorship
The illiberal obsession with silencing Nick Griffin and the British National Party in the run up to elections has won the party undeserved publicity, says Claire Fox
Censorship not a solution to terrorism, IFJ & Pakistan media reject guidelines
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) expresses its strong concern over new press guidelines for Pakistan's television and print media.
Challenged Books and Magazines List 2009
Freedom to Read
Article
1989
Book and Periodical Council
This updated document provides a list of 100 books and magazines which have been challenged due to their content between the years of 1989 and 2009.
China puts Tibetan writer and husband under house arrest amid Kerry Visit
Article
2014
IFEX
Chinese Authorities placed Tsering Woeser and her husband, Wang Lixiong, under house arrest on July 9 during US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to China.
China's Media War: Censorship, Corruption & Control
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday released the seventh annual China Press Freedom Report, CHINA'S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control.
China's new leadership faces censorship challenge
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Committee to Protect Journalists
China's new leaders will face unprecedented challenges to controlling the media, even as journalists' efforts to test the system continue to carry great risk, according to a new report by the Committe...
Comments on The Latest Prussian Censorship Instruction
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
The real, radical cure for the censorship would be its abolition; for the institution itself is a bad one, and institutions are more powerful than people.
Companies that cooperate with dictatorships must be sanctioned
Sources News Release
Article
2011
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal cooperation that exists between many western companies, especially those operating in the new technology area, and authoritarian regimes.
Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
Connexions Library: Human Rights and Civil Liberties Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on civil liberties and human rights.
Content Magazine - Number 2
November 1970
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine
Content Magazine - Number 51
May 1975
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Content Magazine - Number 62
May 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 63
June 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 108
September/ October 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A Copy of Tucson’s Banned Book List
Reese, Debbie
Article
2012
News Taco
People involved in the Mexican American Studies struggle in Tucson, Arizona recently compiled a list of the banned books from the district, as well as released a letter signed by many organizations ex...
Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV Journalist Highlights the West's Real Religion
Greenwald,Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
A TV sports commentator in Australia, Scott McIntyre, was summarily fired by his public broadcasting employer, Special Broadcasting Services (SBS), because of a series of tweets he posted about the vi...
Dissident journalist facing jail term on 'disrespect' charge
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders/ Reporters sans frontiA#res
Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of independent journalist Alberto Santiago Du Bouchet, who was arrested after a verbal exchange with a policeman in Artemisa (in Havana provin...
Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression
Article
2011
Reporters without Borders
The U.S. government gives lip service to online free speech but simultaneously acts in ways to drastically limit freedom of expression.
Don't Incite Censorship
Malik, Kenan
Article
2007
Free speech for everyone but bigots is no free speech at all.
EFF Battles Abuse of Site-Blocking Court Orders
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal court in an emergency hearing and a written filing this week to block the recording industry's move to force Internet infrastructure companies ...
Egypt: Security authorities confiscate book about corruption
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Arabic Network for Human Rights Information
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) reports that the Egyptian security authorities have confiscated a book entitled "A Flood of Corruption and the Advance of bin Laden in Algeria" ...
Emails Reveal Dairy Lobbyist Crafted 'Ag-Gag' Legislation Outlawing Pictures of Farms
Fang, Lee
Article
2015
The Intercept
Across the country, legislatures are responding to whistleblowers and activists who have exposed inhumane and at times unsanitary practices at farms by passing laws that criminalize the taking of phot...
Enemies of the Internet 2013
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is releasing a Special report on Internet surveillance
Environmental journalists censored and assaulted
Article
2009
IFEX
Journalists worldwide risk their lives to report on environmental degradation. In the fight against climate change, the media is a watchdog for corrupt governments that obstruct efforts to protect the...
Eyes With Legs
Dinh, Linh
Article
2010
CounterPunch
In the last decade, 11 journalists have been murdered by Israeli forces, including Cevdet Kiliclar, a Turkish who was shot in the head, last week, as he photographed Israeli commandos attacking peace ...
False Freedom
Online Censorship in the Middle East and North Africa
Zarwan, Elijah; Goldstein, Eric; Ghaemi, Hadi; Stork, Joe; PoKempner, Dinah; et al.
Article
2005
Human Rights Watch
This report examines internet censorship policy and how theIinternet has transformed the accessibility of information mainly in the countries of Egypt, Iran, Syria, and Tunisia. When examining each co...
Fanning the flames of intolerance
The burning of books -- an ultimate form of control and condemnation
Henley, John
Article
2010
The Guardian
A historical overview of book burnings by political and religious regimes.
'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
Canadian Dimension - Volume 43, Number 1 - January/February 2009
On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on ...
Free speech for me - you shut up
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
Ulli Diemer
The right to express offensive views is at the very heart of the principle of free speech.
Free Speech in a Plural Society
Malik, Kenan
Article
2006
The argument against free speech is really an argument in defence of particular sectional interests. And that is the best reason for rejecting restraints on speech. We can build a plural society in wh...
Free Speech in an Age of Identity Politics
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Pandaemonium
Transcript of Malik's TB Davie Memorial lecture on academic freedom at the University of Cape Town.
From Cave Paintings to the Internet
Norman, Jeremy
Article
2013
Jeremy Norman & Co., Inc.
Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media.
Fundamentalists target Twitter and Facebook in unprecedented move
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the ruling by an Islamic court ordering a Nigerian human rights group, the Civil Rights Congress, to close its blog and stop hosting debates on Twitter and Facebook ...
Further Dialogue on Pornography
Pornography, Censorship, Sexuality
Herzig, Nancy; Bernabe, Rafael
Article
1997
Against the Current
The Church and right-wing groups have intensified their war on the three horsemen of immorality: abortion, gays and pornography. In the struggle against this, we have emphasized the need to oppose cen...
Germany: Are online user comments protected by press freedom laws?
Stupp, Catherine
Article
2014
Index on Censorship
A local newspaper in the western German city of Darmstadt is at the centre of a legal case that will measure whether readers’ comments are protected by Germany’s press freedom laws.
Global media rights groups condemn "culture of impunity and indifference" in Sri Lanka
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Since the beginning of the New Year, both the killing of a senior editor and the attack on the facilities of a popular independent TV channel have led to a total paralysis of the media community in Sr...
Google Disables All Ads on Antiwar.com (Updated)
Garris, Eric
Article
2015
Antiwar.com
Government closes TV station owned by political rival
Sources News Release
Article
2008
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Madagascar governmentâ##s closure of Viva TV since 13 December, after it broadcast a message by former President Didier Ratsiraka.
Hate speech in a plural society
Malik, Kenan
Article
2005
One of the ironies of living in a more inclusive, more diverse society appears to be that the preservation of diversity requires us to leave increasingly to leave less room for a diversity of views. S...
Here We Go Again
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
One thing should be clear. The violence across the Muslim world in response to an American anti-Islamic film has nothing to do with that film. Yes, The Inocence of Muslims is a risibly crude diatribe ...
How far will Media Council go to eliminate Klubradio?
Sources News Release
Article
2012
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Hungary's Media Council (NMHH) has rejected opposition radio station Klubradio's bid to keep its Budapest commercial radio frequency.
Human Rights Council resolution on blasphemy
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by a resolution condemning #defamation of religions# which the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 25 March.
Human rights defender held in Saudi Arabia since mid-June on charge of 'annoying others'
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Mekhlef bin Dahham al-Shammari, a writer, human rights activist and social reformer who was arrested in Saudi Arab...
IFJ Condemns Attempts by Embattled Food Company to Censor Free Speech in US
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned as "unforgiveable censorship" attempts by the US fruit company, Dole Food, to prevent the release of a documentary film Bananas which ex...
IFJ Condemns Deportation Move against US Journalist in Israel
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists today called on Israeli authorities to revoke the deportation order served on American journalist and chief English editor of Ma'an news agency, Jared Malsi...
IFJ Condemns Palestinian Authority Over Ban on Al-Jazeera
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the Palestinian Authority to rescind its decision to close down the office the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television in the West Bank.
IFJ Report Lists China's Secret Bans on Media Reporting
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
A new report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on press freedom in China highlights the battle by local censors to control media commentary on a wide range of topics throughout in 2...
In Defense of Free Speech
It's Easier to Blame Bad Filmmakers Than to Address Massive War Crimes
Giambrone, Joe
Article
2012
CounterPunch
The answer to speech you disagree with is … (drum roll) … MORE SPEECH.
The internet's cyber radicals: heroes of the web changing the world
A generation of political activists have been transformed by new tools developed on the internet.
Krotoski, Aleks
Article
2010
The Guardian
Internet activists speak about censorship, the democratising impact of open source technology, and the importance of oportunities for anonimity in a post 9-11 world.
Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to pr...
Iran: Book Censorship The Rule, Not The Exception
Sarkouhi, Faraj
Article
2007
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Censorship in Iran has intensified over the last two years, with many books appearing only in expunged versions, while others previously available have had subsequent print runs banned.
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Israeli army seizes Palestinian Internet offices
Article
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
Guardian
An Israeli journalist has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents which suggest the Israeli military breached a court o...
Israeli media forbidden to report case widely covered internationally
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns an absurd court-ordered ban on Israeli media coverage of the case of Anat Kam, an online journalist and former soldier accused of leaking classified military informa...
Israel's new 'attack on freedom of speech'
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
The National
The Israeli government and its right-wing supporters have been waging a 'McCarthyite' campaign against human-rights groups.
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
Article
2009
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Journalists assaulted and censored
Article
2010
International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX)
Palestinian journalists are under attack from Israeli forces and are also subjected to raids and arrests as a result of political rivalry between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, report the Palest...
Kazakhstan: RFE/RL website editor beaten unconscious in Almaty
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Ermek Boltay, a young journalist who edits the website of Radio Free Europe/Radio Libertyâ##s Kazakh-language service, was beaten unconscious outside his home in Almaty on 18 January.
Legal decisions threaten press freedom
Minus Five
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1979
Seven News
Malaysian cartoonist faces sedition charges
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of Malaysian cartoonist Zulkifli Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, a contributor to the popular news site Malaysiakini and author of a new col...
Malik, Kenan
Connexipedia Article
Article
Writer, lecturer and broadcaster. (Born 1962).
Manifesto: Together Facing the New Totalitarianism
Writers' statement on cartoons
Article
2006
We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all.
The mass graves of Kashmir
India's dirty war unmasked
Scott-Clark, Cathy
Article
2012
The Guardian
For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local laywer is discovering their unmarked graves and challenging India's abuses.
Media Freedom
You will be harrassed and detained
Adam, Brad
Article
2007
Human Rights Watch
This report analyzes how the Chinese government is failing to fulfill its commitments to respect the reporting freedom of foreign correspondents during the period of the temporary regulations and is i...
Microsoft, piracy, and independent media in Kyrgyzstan
O'Brien, Danny
Article
2010
Committee to Protect Journalists
Selective enforcement of alleged software infringement is being used with some frequency in the former Soviet republics as cover to harass independent media. Local law enforcement officials have been ...
More than 3,500 petition Iran to free journalists, writers
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Sources
More than 3,500 concerned people from around the world are petitioning Iran#s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, to immediately release dozens of journalists writers, and bloggers currently...
More websites blocked at government's behest
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the directive issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to Internet Service Providers instructing them to block access to 6 web pages on the grounds they a...
Nazeeha Saeed - Raising her voice for journalists in Bahrain
Devlin, Megan
Article
2014
International Women's Media Foundation
Nazeeha Saeed was detained and tortured for 13 hours while covering the 2011 uprisings in Bahrain along with her colleagues. She is now raising awareness for journalists in Bahrain.
Net freedom 'at stake' on WikiLeaks
York, Jillian
Article
2010
Al Jazeera
Internet service providers are cutting access to the whistleblower site, raising broader concerns about online freedom.
New Crackdown on Media is Step Towards Authoritarism in Ethiopia, Says IFJ
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the appalling treatment of media by authorities in Ethiopia after a number of journalists and media workers were detained in the countr...
New online censorship campaign extinguishes last flicker of Olympic torch
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Broders
China's campaign against 'Internet porn' is targetting political and human rights websites such as Amnesty International's. Bullog (http://www.bullog.cn), a political blog portal, has been inaccessibl...
New Yemeni press court sentences, bans journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to end the intensifying judicial and media campaign to silence critical journalists and eradicate press freedom.
No platform or no democracy?
Malik, Kenan
Article
1996
Rather than promoting themselves as vehicles for broadening access to discussion and debate, universities now seek to present themselves as highly regulated institutions in which students will be prot...
Novel about Jewish-Palestinian love affair is barred from Israeli curriculum
Article
2016
The Guardian
A novel about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian man has been barred from Israel's high school curriculum, reportedly over concerns that it could encourage intermarriage between Je...
NYT Advocates Internet Censorship
Parry, Robert
Article
2016
Consortiumnews
The New York Times wants a system of censorship for the Internet to block what it calls "fake news," but the Times ignores its own record of publishing "fake news."
On Freedom of the Press (5)
Censorship
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung
A censorship law is an impossibility because it seeks to punish not offences but opinions, because it cannot be anything but a formula for the censor, because no state has the courage to put in genera...
On Freedom of the Press (1)
Prussian Censorship
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung No. 125, Supplement
Apart from the catchwords and commonplaces which fill the air, we find among these opponents of press freedom a pathological emotion, a passionate partisanship, which gives them a real, not an imagina...
On Freedom of the Press (2)
Opponents of a Free Press
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung
What an illogical paradox to regard the censorship as a basis for improving our press!
On Freedom of the Press (3)
On the Assembly of the Estates
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung
Precisely because freedom of discussion, the speaker concludes, is desirable in our Assembly - and what freedoms would we not find desirable where we are concerned? - precisely for that reason freedom...
On Freedom of the Press (4)
As a privilege of particular individuals or a privilege of the human mind?
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung
From the standpoint of the idea, it is self-evident that freedom of the press has a justification quite different from that of censorship because it is itself an embodiment of the idea, an embodiment ...
On Freedom of the Press (6)
Freedom in General
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung
Some want a full censorship, others a half censorship; some want three-eighths freedom of the press, others none at all. God save me from my friends!
On the Critique of the Prussian Press Laws
Engels, Friedrich
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung
Two ways are open to the Prussian for the publication of his thoughts. He can either have them printed in his own country, in which case he has to submit to the domestic censorship; or, should he meet...
Onlinecensorship.org
Website
Onlinecensorship.org seeks to encourage social media companies to operate with greater transparency and accountability toward their users as they make decisions that regulate speech. We're collecting ...
Operation Cast Lead: News control as a military objective
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Control of news in time of war has become a military objective.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urb...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in ...
Our association recommends [censored]
Article
2014
Canadian Association of Journalists
The CAJ recently sent a letter to the Treasury Board President (Tony Clement) on how the federal government can be more transparent and accountable.
Petition launched for release of two Burmese bloggers serving sentences of 20 and 59 years in prison
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the international community not to forget Nay Phone Latt or or Zarganar, one of Burmaâ##s best known comedians.
Porn, Women’s Rights and the Left
A Response to Gail Dines
Barnett, Jerry
Article
2014
CounterPunch
I believe that government belongs in health, education, welfare, social services, environmental protection and transport; but I do not believe that it belongs in our bedrooms.
Pornography and the Sex Censors
A review of 'Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights,' by Nadine Strossen
Crossen, Cathy
Article
1996
Against the Current
The pornography debacle has driven deep wedges among feminists, and has weakened the women's movement by alienating many women who cannot relate to a perceived ethos of anti-sexuality, gender antagoni...
Prime Minister Harper - Keep working to free Fahmy
Article
2014
Canadian Association of Journalists
The Canadian Association of Journalists condemns the conviction of Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist who served as Al Jazeera’s acting bureau chief in Cairo, to seven years in prison for terrorism-...
Protect the Freedom to Shock
Malik, Kenan
Article
2001
Far from being the cornerstone of a diverse, plural society, the refusal to give offence shows respect neither for oneself nor for others. Respect for oneself requires self-belief, a willingness to ta...
The real first casualty of war
Pilger, John
Article
2006
Censorship by journalism is virulent in Britain and the US - and it means the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries.
Reporters Without Borders and Torservers.net, partners against online surveillance and censorship
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders and Torservers.net have joined forces to create and maintain 250 additional relays for the Tor network.
Reporters Without Borders unveils first-ever 'Anti-Censorship Shelter'
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders today launched the world#s first #Anti-Censorship Shelter# in Paris for use by foreign journalists, bloggers and dissidents.
RSF alarmed by journalist's arrest on terrorism charges in Bahrain
Sources News Release
Article
2016
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried by the terrorism charges brought against Mahmood Al Jazeeri, a journalist with the independent daily newspaper Al Wasat, who has been held for the past 11 da...
RSF decries Saudi citizen-journalist's jail term and writing ban
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the four-year jail sentence and 15-year writing ban that a Saudi court passed yesterday on writer and citizen-journalist Zuhair Kutbi as "unjust and disproport...
Scunthorpe problem
Wikipedia article
Article
The Scunthorpe problem is the blocking of e-mails, forum posts or search results by a spam filter or search engine because their text contains a string of letters that are shared with an obscene word.
Seizure of AP phone records condemned as 'grave violation'
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders regards the US Department of Justice's seizure of the records of thousands of Associated Press phone calls as an "extremely grave violation of freedom of information."
Self-censorship
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The act of censoring or classifying one's own work out of fear or deference to the sensibilities of others without an authority directly pressuring one to do so.
Some Elementary Comments on The Rights of Freedom of Expression
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1980
It is precisely in the case of horrendous ideas that the right of free expression must be most vigorously defended; it is easy enough to defend free expression for those who require no such defense.
South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on...
Spiked: Fighting In-House Censorship When Media Managers Can't Handle The Truth
Lewis, Charles
Article
2015
Investigative Reporting Workshop
Working in mainstream print media can be very frustrating. Between the corporate and editorial red tape and censorship, it might be more worthwhile to become an independant journalist.
The 10 Tools of Online Oppressors
O'Brien, Danny
Article
2011
Committee to Protect Journalists
The world’s worst online oppressors are using an array of tactics, some reflecting astonishing levels of sophistication, others reminiscent of old-school techniques. From China’s high-level malware at...
10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ names the worst online oppressors. Booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have led to aggressive government repression. Burma leads the dishonor roll.
Thailand: Call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders joined by 31 other organisations in a call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom.
Thailand: With Censorship, Thais Turn to Websites and Foreign Media
Macan-Markar, Marwaan
Article
2009
Asia Media Forum
When the Thai government imposed an emergency law cracking down on rampaging red-shirted protesters on the streets of Bangkok, the military, in combat gear, was not its only weapon. The state#s censor...
Threatened with Censorship and Ouster by PEN's Henchmen
Sign the Petition to Remove Suazanne Nossel
Walsh, John
Article
2013
Counter Punch
Nossel's appointment may be seen as the most visible and overt symptom of Western subversion that goes back to the very founding of the "human rights" NGO’s
To Name The Unnameable
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
Discussing Salman Rushdie's non-appearance at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Today's Trumbo: Try telling academic critics of Israel McCarthyism is behind us
Palumbo-Liu, David
Article
2015
Salon.com
"Trumbo," starring Bryan Cranston as Academy Award-winning Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, tells the sordid and tragic story of the anti-communist witch hunt commonly referred to as the "Red Sca...
Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009
Article
2009
Project Censored
Provides a list and indepth analysis of the top 25 stories that were censored throughout the year in 2009.
Top Ten Censored Stories of 1989
News Release 1990
Article
1990
Toronto's Citizen Lab uses forensics to fight online censors
Mahoney, Robert
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
Citizen Lab's team of academics and students investigate in real time governments and companies that restrict what we see and hear on the Internet. They are also trying to help online journalists and ...
Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable
Pilger, John
Article
2016
RT
A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is...
Trump, Namazie, Islam, Free Speech and the Left
Malik, Kenan
Article
On the odd relationship that many on the left have with Islam. They view all Muslims as helpless victims, and regard any criticism of Islam as a form of bigotry.
Turkey, enemy of the Internet?
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
The 9th annual Internet Governance Forum will be held in Istanbul from 2 to 5 September. Reporters Without Borders will be there to denounce the increasing violations of freedom of information in Turk...
Turkey's parliament approves even more Internet censorship and surveillance
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
Turkey: Government agency given more power to block websites and gather user data.
Ukraine Is Banning 'Communist Symbols' and the Kremlin Is Peeved
Poludenko-Young, Anna
Article
2015
Ukraine is pushing to erase all evidence the Soviet Union and its defeat of Nazi Germany from its history books.
Unveiled
Art and Censorship in Iran
Boyle, Kevin et al.
Article
2006
Article 19
This report seeks to illustrate the manner in which artistic censorship in Iran is both shaped and shapes; to demonstrate where the focus of the conflict lies between the Islamic Republic of Iran and ...
US and European companies jointly responsible for Internet censorship
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has called for the need for legislation to allow US and European Internet companies operating in repressive countries to escape rules imposed on them by these governments.
US Military Brands Assange, WikiLeaks As "The Enemy"
Van Auken, Bill
Article
2012
Countercurrents
Secret US Air Force documents reveal that the American military has branded WikiLeaks and its editor Julian Assange as "the enemy", placing them on a legal par with Al Qaeda and threatening them with ...
Vietnam: Blogger's Arrest Alarms Free Speech Advocates
Article
2009
Asia Media Forum
Reporters Without Borders has condemned the arrest of Vietnamese pro-democracy blogger Nguyen Tien Trung on July 7 for allegedly engaging in anti-state activities.
Violence, arrests and censorship in all four corners of India
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns a wave of violence and censorship against the media in various parts of India in the past few weeks.
Warning: This May Injure Your Modesty
Malik, Kenan
Article
2016
Kenan Malik
Ahmed Naji is an Egyptian novelist and journalist who, in February, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for "injuring public modesty". In August 2014, Akhbar al-Adab, a state-funded literary maga...
Web 2.0 versus Control 2.0
Morillon, Lucie; Julliard, Jean-François
Article
2010
Reporters Without Borders
The fight for free access to information is being played out to an ever greater extent on the Internet. The emerging general trend is that a growing number of countries are attemptimg to tighten their...
When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence – The Israel Lobby And A Cowed Academia
Media Lens
Article
2015
Media Lens
The Israeli government works hard to shut down academic conferences on Palestine.
When media bosses censor their own journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the censorship of Suelte la lengua (Talk freely), a programme that Canal 6 TV has not broadcast since 15 May without any explanation from its CEO, Paul Misselem.
Why Facebook Failed Our Censorship Test
Maass, Dave
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
If you click around Facebook's "Government Request Report," you'll notice that, for many countries, Facebook enumerates the number of "content restrictions" the company has fulfilled. This is a saniti...
Why I had to face down the bullies trying to silence my supposedly 'offensive' stance on Islam
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2016
Free Thought Blogs
This week marked the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. The atrocity was a brutal attack not just on human life but also on the principle of free speech, one of the pillars of h...
The Witch-Hunters
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2016
Antiwar.com
Washington Post pushes campaign to censor alternative media.
Young bloggers jailed for over 2 months without charge
Six members of blogging group Zone 9 and three other journalists could could face terrorism charges in one of the world's deadliest countrie
Knezevic, Milana
Article
2014
Index on Censorship
Six young social/political issues bloggers were jailed in Ethiopia, the worlds 3rd worst jailer for journalists, without charge.

Sources Bookshelf

Access Denied
The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering
Deibert, Ron; Palfrey, John; Rohozinski, Rafal; Zittrain, Jonathan (eds.)
Book
2008
Many countries around the world block or filter Internet content, denying access to information -- often about politics, but also relating to sexuality, culture, or religion -- that they deem too sens...
Anatomy of Censorship
Why the Censors have it Wrong
White, Harry
Book
1997
Bringing together diverse disciplines such as literary and legal history, modern psychology and contemporary feminism, Anatomy of Censorship sorts out the many confusing explanations and often mislead...
Banned in the Media
A reference guide to censorship in the press, motion pictures, broadcasting, and the Internet
Foerstal, Herbert N.
Book
1998
From colonial times to the present, the media in America has been subject to censorship challenges and regulations. This comprehensive reference guide to media censorship provides in-depth coverage of...
Betrayal of Trust
The Collapse of Global Public Health
Garrett, Laurie
Book
2000
The story of recent failings of public health systems across the globe.
Between the Lines
How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life
MacLean, Eleanor
Book
1981
An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources o...
Blindspots in The News
Manson, Katherine; Hackett, Robert
Book
1995
The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why
The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature
Darnton, Robert
Book
2014
A book on literary censorship and the role that states have played in it.
Censorship
A Threat to Reading, Learning, Thinking
Simmons, John S
Book
1994
Pointing out that censorship is undermining the goals of education and plaguing all areas of the curriculum, this collection of essays considers many areas in which students' right to read is being in...
Censorship and Cultural Sensibility
The regulation of language in Tudor-Stuart England
Shuger, Debora K.
Book
2006
In this study of the reciprocities binding religion, politics, law, and literature, Debora Shuger offers a profoundly new history of early modern English censorship, one that bears centrally on issues...
Censorship and Education
Oboler M. Eli
Book
1981
Censorship and the School Library Media Centre
Kravitz, Nancy
Book
2002
Presents censored materials, censorship incidents, court cases, and federal legislation, including the children's Internet Protection Act.
Censorship in Islamic Societies
Mostyn, Trevor
Book
2003
A study of censorship in Islamic societies, concentrating on key events throughout history. The text includes analysis of: censorship in Algeria the "fatwa" against Salman Rushdie Taliban repression i...
Content Magazine - Number 2
November 1970
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 51
May 1975
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Content Magazine - Number 62
May 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 63
June 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 108
September/ October 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Democracy's Oxygen
How Corporations Control the News
Winter, James
Book
1997
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
The Erotic Arts
Webb, Peter
Book
1975
Covers the uses of erotic themes in various branches of the arts at all times and in many civilizations.
50 Ways to Fight Censorship
And Important Facts to Know about Censors
Marsh, Dave
Book
1991
A practical guide to generating support and publicity for freedom of speech and how to combat acts of censorship.
Hitler's Propaganda Machine
Rutherford, Ward
Book
1978
Journalism: Truth or Dare?
Hargreaves, Ian
Book
2003
Ian Hargreaves discusses the history, development, future and ethics of journalism and describes journalists' relationship with the public. He focuses on the increase in journalism's influence and the...
Lies The Media Tell us
Winter, James
Book
2007
Outlines the extent to which the mainstream media is subject to its corporate publishers and advertisers.
Media Censorship in a Plural Context
A Report on the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Mazrui, Alamin M.; Muchiri, Mundia; Oloo, Vera; Kenya Human Rights Commission
Book
1998
Media Censorship in the Middle East
Al-Obaidi, Jabbar Audah; Jawad, Abdul Sattar
Book
2007
Examines Middle-Eastern media censorship and shows how the censorial culture grew as the media developed in this region. It also illustrates the illusionary and deceptive arguments presented by the au...
The Missing News
Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
Hackett, Robert A.; Gruneau, Richard; with Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson and Newswatch Canada
Book
2000
Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news i...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
The Rushdie Affair
The Novel, the Ayatollah and the West
Book
1990
This is an account of the controversy surrounding Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses. Following the novel's publication in London in 1988, the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran issued an edict condemn...
Saturday Morning Censors
Television Regulation Before the V-chip
Hendershot, Heather
Book
1998
Examines the history of adults' attempts to safeguard children from the violence, sexism, racism, and commercialism on television since the 1950s. By focusing on what censorship and regulation are and...
Silenced
International Journalists Expose Media Censorship
Dadge, David
Book
2005
What happens to journalists who expose uncomfortable truths? How far are journalists prepared to go in order to report a difficult story? Silenced provides answers to these questions with the stories ...


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