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Middle East

Bollywood anxious as India abolishes film certification tribunal | Arts and Culture News

New Delhi, India – Actress Geetika Vidya Ohlyan was in a meeting when her phone rang. It was a message…

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Europe

High-risk news coverage: Reporting the crackdown in Myanmar

Myanmar’s military leaders are deploying forces, both armed and digital, to stifle news coverage. Aj Europe

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Asia

Oman blocks Clubhouse app, fuelling regional censorship fears | Business and Economy News

An Omani official told the AP the government has ‘forbidden’ the Clubhouse app ‘because it was operating without a proper…

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Africa

Thai prosecutor indicts 18 over anti-government protests | Censorship News

All 18 protesters were charged with sedition, while three leaders were also charged with insulting Thailand’s monarchy. A Thai prosecutor…

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Europe

Has free speech been cancelled?

We debate censorship, 'cancel culture' and Big Tech's role with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Aj Europe

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Latin America

‘They show porn’: India’s top court favours controls on web shows | Censorship News

Supreme Court says it favours a screening mechanism for video streaming services following obscenity complaints by governing BJP party. India’s…

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Africa

Why is Myanmar’s military blocking the internet? | Censorship News

Yangon, Myanmar – Hours after the Myanmar military seized power in a coup on February 1, it cut the internet.…

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Middle East

Hundreds rally in Bangladesh over writer’s death in prison | Censorship News

Protesters demand annulment of the controversial Digital Security Act under which Mushtaq Ahmed was arrested last year. About 300 students…

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Africa

Anger in Bangladesh over dissident writer’s death in prison | Censorship News

Protests erupt over death of Mushtaq Ahmed, arrested last year on charges of violating the stringent Digital Security Act. There…

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Latin America

India tightens regulatory grip on social media companies | Censorship News

Facebook, Twitter and others will be obliged to remove content within 36 hours of receiving a legal order, according to…

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Europe

India plans new social media controls after face-off with Twitter | Censorship News

New Delhi, angry with Twitter for ignoring request to erase accounts, wants content down within 36 hours when asked. Chafing…

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Africa

Hong Kong eyes significant overhaul of public broadcaster RTHK | Censorship News

A Hong Kong government review of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) has found editorial management “deficiencies” and a lack of…

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Asia

Malaysiakini found guilty, fined, over readers’ comments | Censorship News

Country’s top court rules online newspaper has ‘full responsibility’ for its website, fining the publication $124,000. Malaysia’s highest court on…

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TV Shows

Will internet shutdowns become the norm?

Rights groups criticise increasing use of online disruptions to suppress dissent. Al us-canada

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