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Israel, The Huffington Post and Censorship

Since 2011 I have posted 66 of my blog posts on the UK Huffington Post website.  It has been for me, an odd and often disconcerting experience, to find myself on the same website as Alistair Campbell, Cherie Blair, or the dreadful hatemonger/bigot Katie Hopkins, who HP has assidiously promoted, for reasons known only to itself.

Monsanto Security Tries to Shut Down Reporters at World Headquarters

This is what happens when you try to film on a public sidewalk outside Monsanto's world headquarters in Creve Couer, Missouri (a suburb of St. Louis) -- where no parking signs and restrictive city ordinances have already attempted to intimidate and shutter public demonstrations and news reporters.

Monsanto Security Tries to Shut Down Reporters at World Headquarters

UK Column expose ATVOD, part of the UK's Ministry of Truth

Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson discuss the attempted ATVOD regulation/censorship of the UK Column video channel in a non-television-like way.  ATVOD is the UK's Authority for Television on Demand, a part of the UK's Ministry of Truth, OFCOM (Office of Communications).

Not The UK Column News - ATVOD Exposed

Germany mulls lifting 'Mein Kampf' ban

Reprinting or selling Adolf Hitler's “Mein Kampf” is illegal in Germany, but with the copyright term on the 90-year-old book set to run out next year, lawmakers are mulling whether to ban or reprint the highly controversial work.

BBC and press ignore massive demonstration against austerity in London

It seems the BBC are capable of tracking down a single Scot in Brazil who cheered a goal against England but fail to notice 50,000 demonstrating on their doorstep.

Thai junta threatens Norway's Telenor over Facebook block disclosure

Thailand's military junta has threatened to block Norway's Telenor from bidding in the country's upcoming 4G auctions in retaliation for revealing that it was ordered to block Facebook in the immediate aftermath of last month's military coup.

The New York Times' New Editor Buries Important Story on Private Equity Fee Shenanigans on Holiday Weekend

Anyone in the political or public relations game knows that the best way to make a disclosure but minimize its impact is to do so on day before the long holiday weekend.

'Shut Up' Culture: UK free speech threatened as protest smothered

Britain's free speech and human rights culture doesn't seem to extend to those who disagree with powerful minorities. Activists are crying foul over a series of scandals and arrests for offending certain sections of society.

'Shut Up' Culture: UK free speech threatened as protest smothered

Silence of the Wolves: Ukraine and the Moral Stultification of the West

Although all efforts have been made by the violently-installed regime in Kiev and its sponsors in the United States and Europe to, by turns or simultaneously, ignore, downplay, obfuscate and distort the horrific events in Odessa, Ukraine on Friday, May 2, what is indisputably evident is that an estimated 46 people were killed and 200 forced to seek medical treatment after assaults by pro-government forces culminated in the burning of a trade union office building.

New York Times Admits It Agreed to ‘Gag Orders’ in Israel

The New York Times finally admitted, briefly and offhand, that it agreed (long ago?) to gag orders in Israeli in exchange for press credentials.

Why has the British Ministry of Defence Tried to Ban Its Own Book on Afghanistan?

Attempts by democratic governments to ban books rarely work out well. If the book is banned on grounds of public morality (Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Tropic of Cancer), then the writer nearly always wins in the end and the government that tried to suppress their work is likely to end up looking puritanical, cloven-footed and often pig-ignorant.

Turkey to maintain YouTube block despite ‘free speech’ ruling

YouTube will remain blocked in Turkey in spite of a court order ruling that the ban is a violation of freedom of speech. The prohibition of social media in Turkey sparked public ire and mass protests against internet censorship.

Turkey’s constitutional court: Twitter ban violates free speech

The Twitter ban imposed by Turkey’s government violates freedom of expression and individual rights, said the country’s Constitutional Court after a unanimous vote on Wednesday. The ban caused mass protests and public uproar.

Ukrainian court bans Russian TV broadcast

The majority of Ukrainian providers have stopped broadcasting four main Russian TV channels in a move the Russian Foreign Ministry calls a violation of international obligations and an attack on media freedom.

Turkey's Twitter ban sparks outrage, Google refuses to block YouTube videos

Turkey’s block of social media site Twitter on Thursday, and threats to do the same against other sites, has led to outrage among those who see the "digital coup" as a blatant attempt to silence corruption allegations in the run-up to local elections.

Is AIPAC trying to stop you from seeing this video?

A new copy of a satirical version of an AIPAC policy conference promotional video has been posted online after YouTube shut down the account that posted the original video.

Watchdog slams 'illegal' draft security law

Spain's top legal watchdog has weighed into the heated debate about the country's tough draft Citizen Security law, saying proposals such as allowing private security firms to arrest people are unconstitutional.

Turkey’s new internet law: policing the online mall

Since the protests in Gezi Park eight months ago freedom of expression has coming under increasing attack, both on and offline. A new law now threatens digital civil society further, handing the government excessive and arbitrary power to monitor the web.

Critics of internet law demonstrate in Turkey

Riot police break up rally against legislation passed by parliament seen as limiting freedom of speech online.

Turkey police use tear gas to disperse protest against new internet controls

Turkish police have fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds of protesters rallying against “draconian” internet laws approved by parliament.

Turkish paper says journalist expelled for criticizing Erdogan

A Turkish newspaper said on Friday one of its journalists had been ordered to leave the country for criticizing Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Twitter, raising concerns about media freedom a day after Turkey tightened internet controls.

Bahrain: 7yrs in jail for 'offending' king

If you don't think much of the King of Bahrain, maybe it's better to keep it to yourself - or else you could face 7 years in prison, thanks to some new laws to defend the monarchy. Previously, the punishment was a few days in jail, but now, any Twitter post, Facebook comment or casual disparaging word could land you a hefty term.

Bizarre Bahrain: 7yrs in jail for 'offending' king makes regime 'ridiculous & smelly'

Dieudonné gives Queen the quenelle after UK ban

French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala on Monday answered Britain's decision to ban him from entry by giving Queen Elizabeth II his trademark quenelle salute, which he says is anti-establishment gesture, but critics say is anti-Semitic.

Dieudonné M'bala M'bala: French 'quenelle' comedian banned from UK

The controversial French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala has been banned from entering Britain after several of his shows were cancelled in France.

Japan radio host quits after nuclear issues banned

A veteran radio show host has quit his job at Japan Broadcasting Corp. after the program director told him not to discuss nuclear power for fear his comments “would affect voting behavior” in the upcoming Tokyo gubernatorial election.

Nutty Yahoo calls for a "UN of the internet"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said at the Cybertech conference in Tel Aviv that he wants to create a coalition of leading companies to turn the internet from a curse into a blessing.

German Court: Google must block Mosley orgy photos

A German court ruled on Friday that Google must block photos of a sadomasochistic orgy involving former Formula One boss Max Mosley. But the internet giant said it would appeal the ruling.

'Don't Touch My Internet' Protesters Met with Water Cannons

Protests against government takeover of internet receive violent response in Turkey.

Turkish police fire water cannon at rally against ‘Internet censorship’ law

Police used water cannon and fired teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters that gathered in Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Saturday for a rally calling against a bill that would tighten government control over the Internet.

France seeks to ban 'anti-Semitic' comedian

Controversial French comic Dieudonné M'bala M'bala – better known by his stage name “Dieudonné” – faces a possible ban from performing in public, following long-standing allegations that his routines are anti-Semitic.

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