How activists are getting around Iran's internet blackout

World / Politics | FOCUS Nov 19, 2019

How activists are getting around Iran's internet blackout

The latest unrest in Iran is about something far more serious than rising gasoline prices. The proof is that, over the weekend, the regime took most of the country offline. NetBlocks, a nongovernmental organization that monitors digital rights, says that by Saturday, Iran's internet connectivity ...

World / Politics Nov 16, 2019

Twitter details bans on political ads

Twitter on Friday said its political advertising ban will include references to political candidates or legislation, and it will not allow ads that advocate for a certain outcome on social and political causes. The popular social media site, which first announced its political ads ban ...

Lights, camera ... cut! Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression

National Nov 9, 2019

Lights, camera ... cut! Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression

Withdrawn endorsements for films and art exhibitions are re-igniting a debate in Japan over self-censorship, exposing a struggle to balance freedom of expression with a cultural penchant for avoiding conflict. The latest controversy arose when Japan last week canceled its endorsement of an art exhibition ...

Yale tied up in academic censorship row in Singapore

Asia Pacific Oct 28, 2019

Yale tied up in academic censorship row in Singapore

Yale's Singapore college has become embroiled in a row about academic freedom after axing a course on dissent, with the controversy fueling a wider debate on whether universities are compromising their values to expand abroad. The Yale-NUS College, a partnership with the National University of ...

Netflix and Amazon face censorship threat in India: source

World Oct 17, 2019

Netflix and Amazon face censorship threat in India: source

India is deliberating potential censorship on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, a senior government source said. While film and TV certification bodies already moderate public content in India, the country's laws do not allow censorship of content on the increasingly popular ...

Chinese state TV suspends two NBA preseason game broadcasts

Basketball / NBA Oct 8, 2019

Chinese state TV suspends two NBA preseason game broadcasts

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV announced Tuesday it will no longer air two NBA preseason games set to be played in the country. In a statement, CCTV indicated the decision was prompted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's remarks in Japan following a tweet by Houston Rockets ...