Cambodia · Censorship · Information operations · Information Warfare

Statement by CEO John F. Lansing on the closing of RFA’s Phnom Penh Bureau


Journalism, freedom of the press, and basic liberties are at risk and being threatened in Cambodia.  The people of Cambodia, as well, are being denied freedom of information being provided.  This is tantamount to censorship and it is not right.  </end editorial> September 12, 2017 In recent days, the intimidation campaign by Cambodia’s government against free speech has… Continue reading Statement by CEO John F. Lansing on the closing of RFA’s Phnom Penh Bureau

Censorship · China · Information operations · Information Warfare

Hong Kong scraps 24-hour BBC World Service radio channel despite criticism


Yet CCTV is allowed everywhere. </end editorial> Hong Kong scraps 24-hour BBC World Service radio channel despite criticism James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s public broadcaster RTHK dropped a 24-hour BBC World Service channel from its airwaves on Monday, replacing it with state radio from China in what critics say is a sign… Continue reading Hong Kong scraps 24-hour BBC World Service radio channel despite criticism

Censorship · China · Information operations · Information Warfare

China orders internet comments linked to real identities


Another way to silence dissent. Jon Fingas, @jonfingas 27 August 2017 China isn’t slowing down in its bid to silence online political opposition. As of October 1st, the country will require that tech firms hold on to records of the real identities of everyone posting comments on internet message boards. This is to discourage “false rumors, filthy language and… Continue reading China orders internet comments linked to real identities

Censorship · Freedom of Journalism · Freedom of the Press · Information operations · Information Warfare · Journalism · Russia

Russian Journalist Sentenced To Prison On Extremism Charges


August 10, 2017 14:20 GMT Carl Schreck A Russian court has sentenced a journalist from a respected business daily to 3 1/2 years in prison after convicting him on extremism charges in a case denounced by rights activists and scores of fellow journalists. A Moscow court on August 10 found Aleksandr Sokolov, a special correspondent… Continue reading Russian Journalist Sentenced To Prison On Extremism Charges

Censorship · China · Information operations · Information Warfare

Here are all the words Chinese state media has banned


Xinhua News Agency was established by the Chinese Communist Party in 1931 in a little house in Ruijin, Jiangxi Province. Until 1938, it was called the Red China News Agency 红色中华通讯社, but it has always had the same goal: to collect information for the Party and act as its voice. Despite its propagandist mission, Xinhua has produced some excellent journalists, such as Yang Jisheng 杨继绳,… Continue reading Here are all the words Chinese state media has banned

Censorship · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian censorship law bans proxies and VPNs


All communications in Russia is monitored.  With this law, most of the ways to communicate securely are outlawed. Only outlaws will communicate by VPNs and proxy, and the former FAPSI pieces now in the FSB and the Roskomnadzor are going to track them down.  What this also means is that illegal activity on the internet IS being monitored by… Continue reading Russian censorship law bans proxies and VPNs

Censorship · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia’s Parliament Went on a Censorship Binge


Posted 21 July 2017 20:51 GMT Russia’s lower house of parliament approved a spate of censorship laws today, voting for legislation that will prohibit messaging services from allowing users to communicate anonymously, outlaw the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), proxies, and other anonymizers, and require search engines to hide links to blocked sites. In the last week before its summer recess, the State Duma passed an… Continue reading Russia’s Parliament Went on a Censorship Binge