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Protestors in Guangzhou Decry the People’s Republic of China’s Strict Censorship Laws

Protests in the Chinese state of Guangzhou have erupted after a New Year’s editorial in the newspaper Southern Weekend was censored¬†and transformed into a more pro-Communist Party of China message than the reformist manifesto it was prior to censorship. The editorial apparently exhorted the government in Beijing to enforce the rights guaranteed to the Chinese […]

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Says Pussy Riot Should Not Be In Jail

In a direct contradiction to Russian President Vladmir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the jailed punk band Pussy Riot should be freed. The members of Pussy Riot,¬†Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, were sentenced to two years in jail by a Russian court for subversion and ‘hooliganism’ motivated by religious hatred. The case focused […]

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Iran to Create Nationwide Intranet to Combat Un-Islamic Web Activity

The Islamic Republic of Iran announced the creation of a nationwide intranet to supplant the majority of the functions of the internet so that citizens of Iran can enjoy a web free of un-Islamic activity and materials. Currently Iran labors under some of the toughest international sanctions that can be levied against a country because […]

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The Global Network Initiative and Silicon Valley’s Relationship with the People’s Republic of China

The internet is a place known both for its anonymity and for the privacy this allows. In the modern age, the networks that connect people around the globe are a nightmare for any regime seeking to oppress its people. The relationship between major Silicon Valley tech companies Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft and the People’s Republic […]

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People’s Republic of China Expels Al-Jazeera

The Emirates-based Al-Jazeera satellite television news network was expelled from China yesterday, May 7, after Beijing refused to renew the press credentials for correspondent Melissa Chan, a normally routine process. Such an action represents the first time in over 14 years that Beijing has refused to renew press credentials for a foreign network. Though no […]

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