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Iran threatens opposition on cell phone, e-mail use

Iran’s police chief today warned the opposition movement that their emails and text messages are being monitored and that those who use SMS, emails or other web tools to organise protests will be severely punished. General Ismail Ahmadi-Moghaddam said the police would show no mercy. He was quoted by the state-run Iranian Students News Agency […]

Ethics v opportunity: Google reopens the China debate

Google's announcement that its can no longer ignore free speech concerns in China puts other technology companies in the spotlight says Cynthia Wong

Index on Censorship salutes Google stand on free expression

Index on Censorship today welcomed Google’s announcement that it will no longer co-operate with Chinese government's censorship of google.cn, the company's Chinese search engine

Google to stop censoring search results in China

Google has announced it will stop censoring search results in China after discovering that hackers have been targeting the company’s Gmail system in order to access the email accounts of Chinese human rights campaigners.

European court rules stop and search powers illegal

Judges decide section 44 violates claimant’s human rights but journalists and protesters are unlikely to see change on the ground says Leah Borromeo

Kazakhstan: Press freedom activists put on trial

Three press freedom activists who organised a flash-mob protest in support of jailed Kazakh journalists have been put on trial. The group – which includes Raushan Esergepova, the wife of the jailed newspaper editor Ramazan Esergepov – are accused of holding an authorised demonstration, they have rejected the charges as politically motivated. Kazakhstan’s record on […]