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EDL “terrorise” Legoland staff over Muslim family day out

The Daily Mail was labelled “hateful” by Muslim organisations for its coverage of the episode, Alastair Sloan writes

Four parts of Sochi 2014 the Russians didn’t want their citizens to see

alt informationSome of the biggest talking points from the Winter Olympics were muted in the host country. Alastair Sloan reports

China: The unsettling and bizarre spectacle of televised confessions

alt informationSuspects being made to "confess" to crimes live on air, is making even the most influential scared to speak out, writes Alastair Sloan

Turkey: Censorship laws don’t sell themselves

alt informationOver the past few weeks, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey has deployed a curated mix of paid-for advertising, op-eds in pro-government newspapers, tweets and off-the-cuff press statements to justify their curbs on internet freedom. Alastair Sloan reports

Egypt’s draft anti-terrorism law sparks concern about censorship

alt informationEgyptian legislation could allow for social networking sites such as Facebook to be barred, if they are deemed to be endangering public order. Alastair Sloan reports

United Arab Emirates targets HRW for critical report

The United Arab Emirates stand accused of blocking criticism over their human rights record, according to international monitoring group Human Rights Watch. Alastair Sloan reports

Libya’s revolution “will not stop until we have freedom”

alt informationAfter 42 years of political oppression in Libya, it was hoped that the apparatus of Gaddafi’s regime would be dismantled after he was swept from power. Vestiges of the despot's suffocating grip on free speech still remain, and are still being used to suppress political expression. Alastair Sloan reports

Is Reddit censoring climate change deniers?

alt informationSan Fransisco based Reddit.com made headlines when it allegedly banned climate change deniers from posting on the site. But what's the truth behind the uproar? Alastair Sloan reports

Russian media toes the anti-EU line on Ukraine

alt informationThe coverage of Ukrainian protests in the Russian media suggests a centralised anti-EU message and has provoked outrage in Kiev. Alastair Sloan reports

China marks Mandela’s death with no mention of “freedom” or “democracy”

alt informationChinese coverage of Nelson Mandela’s death has reflected the government's new-found sympathy for Maoism, its rejection of democracy and its long-standing sensitivities over Tibet and Taiwan. Alastair Sloan reports