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BBC censors “Free Palestine” lyric in on-air performance

Saturday, 02.04.2012, Broadcaster claims that allowing the lyric would have “comprised impartiality” The word “Palestine” was censored in a freestyle performance aired on the 1xtra network in February last year, during which the BBC production staff covered it up with… Continue Reading →

Danish Journalist Tom Heinemann Denied Visa To India

By Neha Dixit 03 February, 2012 Countercurrents.org Embarrassment and Outrage are the two tags that explain freedom of expression in this country. We were still recuperating from the treatment doled out to Salman Rushdie, who was denied an entry in… Continue Reading →

Facebook Censorship – Abortion Rights

On Decemeber 30, 2011 , Facebook removed the profile picture of Rebecca Gomperts, which was text with information about how women can do abortions safely by themselves. Dr Gomperts is a well-known abortion rights activist and the Director of Women… Continue Reading →

A Victory for the Internet: SOPA Act Dropped After Mass Protest

  The blockage last week of SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act of 2012, is a tentative victory not only for net neutrality and changing definitions of intellectual property, but also an impressive display of new online organizing. SOPA is… Continue Reading →

What Twitter’s New Censorship Policy Means for Human Rights

Twitter dropped quite the shocker last week when it declared its new policy to remove tweets in certain countries to abide by specific national laws. While a tweet will remain visible to the rest of the world, specific messages will… Continue Reading →

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