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  • Jul 25, 2014
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Censorship

Internet big boys take aim at Singapore’s 'regressive' new rules

Singapore’s move to tighten regulation of news web sites, already under fire from bloggers and human rights groups, has attracted criticism from an unexpected quarter - large internet firms with a big presence in the city-state who say the new rules will hurt the industry

Monday, 8 July, 2013, 3:35pm 3 comments

Gambia to jail internet users making fun of government

Lawmakers in the Gambia have introduced long jail terms for anyone convicted of going online to poke fun at the government or public officials.

Under the new law, Internet users face up to 15 years’ imprisonment and US$90,000 fines for a raft of offences including spreading “false news” against or even “caricaturing” government functionaries and politicians.

5 Jul 2013 - 12:20pm 1 comment

Shanghai lacks self-confidence in how it restricts news of Taiwan bookstore

I like Taipei. The city may not be as modern and fashionable as Hong Kong or Shanghai, but it has something that the other two cities may have already lost. The thing is called culture.

24 Jun 2013 - 8:20am 3 comments

Taiwan bookstore chain Eslite's Shanghai plans in doubt after censors order blackout

A well-publicised plan by Taiwan bookstore chain Eslite to open a branch in what is to become Shanghai's tallest building may have hit a snag as the mainland's propaganda department suddenly ordered a news blackout on the project.

21 Jun 2013 - 7:41am 5 comments

We can delete it for you wholesale

While the anti-corruption crackdown on the mainland is causing a degree of pain for those in the restaurant and luxury goods business, it has been good news for another kind of business.

31 May 2013 - 4:41am

Iranian authorities deny controlling internet access ahead of presidential polls

Iran is tightening control of the internet ahead of next month's presidential election, mindful of violent street protests that social networkers inspired last time around over claims of fraud, users and experts say.

20 May 2013 - 5:51am

Hunan censor tells of battle against pornography

A month after Hunan's anti-pornography department busted a provider of indecent videos, provincial television got a rare interview with one of the officials in charge of looking through the seized material.

14 May 2013 - 3:53am

'You have to watch it even if you don't want to,' says senior pornography censor in China

A month after Hunan's anti-pornography department busted a provider of indecent videos, provincial television got a rare interview with one of the officials in charge of looking through the seized material.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Seven subjects off limits for teaching, Chinese universities told

Mainland universities have been ordered to steer clear of seven topics in their teaching, including universal values, press freedom and civil rights, two university staff said, offering an insight into ideological control under the new Communist Party leaders.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Censors plan to back off on brazen Bollywood

India's all-powerful censor board is planning a lighter approach to Bollywood after decades chopping tens of thousands of film scenes, from onscreen kisses to violent endings.

Set up by British rulers in the 1920s to block American movies with anti-colonial sentiment, the board went on to cut Indian films as much for their supposedly racy content as for their political overtones.

6 May 2013 - 4:06am

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