Censorship · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Internet Censorship Skyrockets in Russia in 2017, Study Says


Feb. 05 2018 – 12:02 Internet freedom in Russia has continued its downward spiral over the past year with over 115,000 recorded cases of censorship, according to an internet and media freedom report published Monday. The report by the Agora international human rights group was published half a year before new anti-terror legislation comes into… Continue reading Internet Censorship Skyrockets in Russia in 2017, Study Says

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

Radio Free Europe receives notification of possible registration as foreign agent in Russia


Well, that didn’t take long.   Actually, “possible registration”. You know it’s coming, he knows it’s coming, the only person that doesn’t know it’s not coming is…  I dunno.  This tit for tat game that Russia is playing is growing tiresome.  The problem is that each time Russia retaliates it suffers more than anyone else. Russia… Continue reading Radio Free Europe receives notification of possible registration as foreign agent in Russia

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

‘Russian Journalists Must be Armed and Very Dangerous’


“Since Vladimir Putin came to power, 143 journalists in Russia have been killed, and many more like Tatyana Felgengauer of Ekho Moskvy last week have been brutally attacked.” </end editorial> Saturday, October 28, 2017 Paul Goble October 28 – Since Vladimir Putin came to power, 143 journalists in Russia have been killed, and many more… Continue reading ‘Russian Journalists Must be Armed and Very Dangerous’

China · Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

The Rise of the Authoritarian Internet


SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 | DANIEL HOFFMAN In May 2015, Russia and China signed a “nonaggression pact” in cyberspace. They agreed not to target each other with cyber attacks and promote the idea of sovereignty in cyberspace. China and Russia are now seeking to eliminate virtual private network services (VPN’s) from their respective internet space. Russian President Vladimir… Continue reading The Rise of the Authoritarian Internet

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