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August 03, 2020

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Thousands protest Russia's 'internet isolation'

Thousands protest Russia's 'internet isolation'

Thousands of people rallied against Russia's increasingly restrictive internet policies Sunday which critics say will eventually lead to "total censorship" and isolate the country from the world.The rally in Moscow and smaller events in other cities was cal

Belarus fines independent journalist

Belarus fines independent journalist

The editor of a Belarusian independent news website avoided jail on Monday but was fined by a court in Minsk in a case denounced by rights activists as censorship. Marina Zolotova, editor-in-chief of Tut.by, was fined 7,650 Belarusian rubles ($3,400) for "un

Dozen journalists arrested at Algiers censorship protest

Dozen journalists arrested at Algiers censorship protest

Algerian police arrested a dozen journalists participating in a rally Thursday against alleged censorship of coverage of protests against a fifth term for veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, an AFP correspondent reported.Around 100 print and broadcast jour

South Korea retracts guidelines on look-alike K-pop stars

South Korea retracts guidelines on look-alike K-pop stars

Government guidelines aimed at promoting more diversity in South Korea's K-pop world have been withdrawn after critics said they amounted to state censorship of a booming industry.The guidelines issued last week complained that K-pop stars looked too alike, s

Russian MPs back bill to isolate country's internet

Russian MPs back bill to isolate country's internet

Russian lawmakers on Tuesday backed a bill that could cut off the country's internet traffic from servers abroad which critics say is a step towards censorship and possibly an isolated network like in North Korea.The bill passed its first reading by 334 votes