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Blocked in Iran: Follow-up on Armenian Bloggers

Blocked in Iran: Follow-up on Armenian Bloggers

Using the data and proxies from the Internet training workshop held at the Caucasus Institute, I did some additional checking and found http://www.havadaran.net/ and http://jomhoriyat.com/ also have been blocked, but accessible from Amsterdam. These URLs are found on the...
Armenian Bloggers Confirm Top Websites Blocked in Iran

Armenian Bloggers Confirm Top Websites Blocked in Iran

During the Internet training workshop held at the Caucasus Institute, Yerevan, led by Prof. Richard Rogers of the University of Amsterdam, sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Cloob, MySpace, Twitter and the BBC were are confirmed to be blocked in...

Censorship Online: ISPs Block Wikipedia Article

Last week an controversial article on the English Wikipedia has been censored by British ISPs. The UK-based IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) blacklisted the article 'Virgin Killer' and the related image as potentially illegal in the United Kingdom. Also the...

Misspelling generator –> M1ssp3ll1ng G4n3r4t0r

In general, a search engine is presented as an objective tool, although it is its underlying code which defines the possible outcomes. An integral part of a search engine is the spelling control which suggests alternative words...

Collaboration under censorship

In response the problematic situation in Myanmar, social activists, students and Buddhist monks gathered to stand up against the totalitarian regime of the Burmese government. Blogging is the only way to get censorship free news and forms the heart...

Everyone’s Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship

The Citizen Lab has just released “Everyone’s Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship for Citizens Worldwide” (pdf). This guide is intended for the non-technical user, providing tips and strategies on how to by-pass content filters worldwide. It is now in...
911truth.org dissappears from google

911truth.org dissappears from google

Update: 911truth.org reappeared in Google’s search returns on October 7. No explanation has been put forward yet, but this second coming has been nicely documented and visualized on the Issue Dramaturg . About a year ago...

Google, politics and censorship

So I’m at my mum’s trying to make some progress on writing my thesis, and she complained about one of the sites she likes to visit – UrukNet – being shunned from Google News. I asked her for some...

Chinese censorship applied to bloggers

Today the Chinese state media announced that its government is not satisfied with the growing popularity of blogging in China and wants to force users to register with their genuine name. This way bloggers can be penalized when they...

Message from Teheran

A happy Psiphon user from Teheran, Iran wrote the following: Wow cool! Dank je wel, ik ga het direct proberen. Dit kan me echt helpen. Oh ja mijn stiefbroer heeft een server in NL, die staat altijd aan. Zou...