Category : web blocking

What Russia blocked in May

The Russian authorities came out with two new categories of website to be banned in May: on manufacturing explosive devices and bribery. If the first is the reaction of the authorities to the Boston bombings, the latter reflects major social problems of the society in Russia. Andrei Soldatov

Bahrain: Human rights website blocked

Bahraini authorities have blocked access to the website of the Bahrain Justice and Development Movement, a London-based group consisting mainly of Bahraini exiles that denounces human rights violations in the country and advocates democratic reforms. Without elaborating, authorities accused the site of “breaking Bahrain’s laws.”

Website blocking: gone but not forgotten?

The UK government's dropping of blocking plans are to be welcomed, says Peter Bradwell. But there are questions over what happens next with web copyright

France on its way to total Internet censorship?

New laws could could give French authorities web-blocking powers unrivaled in the democratic world. Félix Tréguer reports