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Internet Censorship

Briefs, October 4, 2012

Besieged Saakashvili refuses to resign

Thursday, 4 October, 2012, 4:43am

Free speech advocates attack new cybercrime law in Philippines

A new cybercrime law due to roll out this week has angered free speech advocates who claim that it could empower the Philippine government to muzzle dissent with its own version of the "Great Firewall of China".

1 Oct 2012 - 4:25am

Assange standoff shows delicate balance between secrecy and disclosure

The US once sheltered a Catholic cardinal in its Budapest embassy for 15 years after granting him asylum from Hungary's then-communist rulers. So there is irony to be found in the decision by Ecuador, which is aligned with Venezuela and Cuba against the US, to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who remains holed up in its London embassy.

22 Aug 2012 - 2:26am

Who said it?

This is not about justice; it is about revenge

Fugitive Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson, on his legal problems in Germany

There's not one Chinese girl I've seen with weight on ... Most of our girls, the Aussie girls, are carrying too much weight

China's Australian coach Ken Wood defends the record-breaking swim by Ye Shiwen (above)

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Hacker threatens July 1 attacks as protest

A Hong Kong member of the US-based hacking group Anonymous - who claims to have paralysed several government websites with cyber attacks - says he plans similar attacks in Hong Kong and the mainland as part of the July 1 protests.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Democrats take Legco ban to High Court

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Limits imposed on freedom of expression

A democratic government allows its citizens to speak their minds: a true democracy values everyone's opinion. And it is by collecting different opinions that a government can develop its nation in favour of its citizens.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

US soldier charged over WikiLeaks 'was heroic'

Bradley Manning, 24, a United States soldier, was arrested in Baghdad, in Iraq, in May 2010, on suspicion of passing on classified military information to WikiLeaks, a website that publishes leaked materials.

The information is said to include 250,000 US diplomatic messages and footage of two airstrikes.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Online piracy act must be stopped

Let us be clear: There is no place for theft on the internet. Those who knowingly distribute and download copyrighted movies, music and books should be caught and punished under the laws of the jurisdiction they are in. But it is not up to another government to set the rules and police what people elsewhere can access or dictate how they should behave.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Decoding the message in America's humdrum cables

The recent release of nearly 1,000 cable dispatches from the US consulate in Hong Kong by WikiLeaks is quite an eye-opener. They covered topics and events both big and small.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am