censorship

Report: Here are the 10 worst countries for censorship

On Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists released a report ranking the "10 Most Censored Countries." This year, Eritrea ranked No. 1. and Cuba ranked in the tenth spot. The report, which used measurements on Internet restrictions, the presence of independent media and license requirements for journalists, among others, found that similar censorship tactics are used among the countries. Read More

BBC website blocked throughout China

BBC The BBC's website has been subjected to "deliberate censorship" across China in the wake of its coverage of Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution, the network reports. Weeks ago, the BBC reported that Instagram appeared to be blocked in China, and phrases like "Occupy Central" and "Hong Kong students" were hidden on Twitter searches. The BBC notes … Read More

China blocks NYTimes.com and related news coverage of prime minister's massive wealth

New York Times | Washington Post The Chinese government blocked all access to The New York Times website from computers in the country Friday after the Times reported on the prime minister's family accumulating massive wealth. The Times reported that Wen Jiabao's relatives have assets worth at least $2.7 billion, much of it hidden from public knowledge: In many cases, the names of the relatives have been hidden behind layers of partnerships and investment vehicles involving friends, work colleagues and business partners. Untangling their financial holdings provides an unusually detailed look at how politically connected people have profited from being at the intersection of government and business as state influence and private wealth converge in China’s fast-growing economy. Read More