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August 03, 2020

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US sanctions Iran minister over internet censorship

US sanctions Iran minister over internet censorship

The US Treasury slapped punitive sanctions on Iran's communications minister, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Friday after the Tehran regime blocked internet communications amid violent protests triggered by a petrol price hike."We are sanctioning Iran's Mini

Sri Lanka minister slams Facebook over 'censorship'

Sri Lanka minister slams Facebook over 'censorship'

A senior Sri Lankan minister accused social media giant Facebook on Monday of censoring comments he made questioning the citizenship of presidential election frontrunner Gotabhaya Rajapakse.The nationality of Rajapakse, brother of former strongman president Ma

Yale in academic censorship row in Singapore

Yale in academic censorship row in Singapore

Yale's Singapore college has become embroiled in a row about academic freedom after axing a course on dissent, with the controversy fuelling a wider debate on whether universities are compromising their values to expand abroad.The Yale-NUS College, a partners

'South Park' creators issue mock apology over China censorship

'South Park' creators issue mock apology over China censorship

The creators of "South Park" have issued a mock apology to China after censors scrubbed their popular animation from the Chinese web.The tongue-in-cheek statement, skewering Beijing's demands that western brands conform to its world view, came with official

10 countries cited for extreme media censorship: watchdog

10 countries cited for extreme media censorship: watchdog

Eritrea is the world's worst country for press censorship, a media watchdog said Tuesday in a report which also cites extreme measures in nine other countries including North Korea, China and Saudi Arabia.Under the three worst regimes -- Eritrea, North Korea,

Facebook settles French 'censorship' case over vagina painting

Facebook settles French 'censorship' case over vagina painting

Facebook has agreed to settle a years-long legal battle with a French teacher who sued after the social media giant shuttered his account when he posted a renowned 19th-century painting that features a woman's genitals, his lawyer said Thursday.The dispute da