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Uyghur website editor and economist facing possible death penalty

Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uyghur economist at Beijing’s Central University for Nationalities and editor of the information website, was (...)

Published on 1 August 2014 Read

Sri Lanka

Training session for Tamil journalists disrupted

The Sri Lankan authorities are trying to muzzle news organizations by denying them the right to training. The workshop, scheduled for 26 and 27 (...)

Published on 1 August 2014 Read


Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case

WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia. Issued on 19 June (...)

Published on 30 July 2014 Read


“White Terror” forces pro-democracy website House News to shut down

Tsoi compared the atmosphere to the “white terror” in Taiwan between 1949 and 1987, during which political dissidents were rounded up. The Chinese (...)

Published on 30 July 2014 Read


Heavy damages award against blogger threatens all netizens

A Phnom Penh municipal court found Phnom Penh-based British journalist and blogger Rupert Winchester guilty of defamation on 24 July, setting a (...)

Published on 29 July 2014 Read


Arrests, censorship and propaganda mark expanding government control of information

Censors have gone so far as to prevent web searches for “Big Yellow Duck” . And references to toads have been systematically erased from the (...)

Published on 26 July 2014 Read


Four detained newspaper journalists appear in court on Emergency Provisions Act charges

Four of the seven journalists with the weekly Bi Mon Te Nay who were arrested more than two weeks ago on charges of publishing false information (...)

Published on 25 July 2014 Read


Whistleblowers could face up to 10 years’ imprisonment in Australia

The national interest is invoked more and more at the expense of the public interest. The bill submitted by Brandis would be a serious blow to (...)

Published on 22 July 2014 Read

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