March 18, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Myanmar legislature on Tuesday approved a new media law affording greater press freedoms to local media outlets. The law purportedly assures local media freedom from state censorship and attempts to promote high-quality journalistic practices by emphasizing ethics and responsibility. However, ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
Turkey's Parliament on Wednesday approved legislation to heighten Internet restrictions, granting the country's telecommunications authority the ability to block websites or remove content without the court's approval. Amid claims that this is an act of censorship, government officials have ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
A UN independent rights expert on Thursday expressed "deep concern" about the Sudanese government's detention of citizens and heavy media censorship. According to reports, at least 800 activists were arrested during a demonstration concerning the fuel subsidy cuts, which almost doubled the price ...[read more]
February 24, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday filed an appeal in the Guantanamo Bay military tribunal, the US Court of Military Commission Review, to an order granting the government's request to censor testimony. The ACLU is seeking access to testimony from 9/11 defendants relating to ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Keith Herting
A Canadian human rights group unveiled research Tuesday indicating that a number of nations are using American-made Internet surveillance technology which could be used to censor content and track their citizens. The group, Citizen Lab, published its report entitled "Planet Blue Coat: Mapping ...[read more]
January 12, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday called on the Venezuela government to end its censorship and intimidation of media that challenge official reports regarding President Hugo Chavez. Chavez supporters are trying to keep details about his condition and treatment secret, with government agents ...[read more]
November 3, 2012
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Danielle Rudisill, Stetson University College of Law Class of 2013, argues for increased regulation regarding campaign finances...While the US Supreme Court has ruled a number of times that contributions to political parties can be constitutionally censored, perhaps the ...[read more]
August 20, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The government of Myanmar announced Monday that it has abolished the country's strict press censorship practices. While laws governing the content of published material will remain, the government abolished its practice of reviewing material before publication. A review board may still review ...[read more]
August 4, 2012
by Sarah Posner
A military commissions judge at Guantanamo Bay announced Thursday that he will hear oral arguments regarding allegations by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that the government censored discussions about torture during the trial of the 9/11 defendants. The order stated that because ...[read more]
July 6, 2012
by Cody Harding
On July 6, 2010, the Thai government extended a state of emergency in Bangkok and 18 other provinces because of continuing unrest and violence. Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva had declared the state of emergency in April 2010 after protesters broke into parliament. The state of emergency ...[read more]

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