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Follow me: Censorship in Southeast Asia

Follow me: Censorship in Southeast Asia

23.10.10 – 8:15 pm Politics
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Some governments across South-east Asia are trying to implement Chinese-style internet censorship, according to Guardian. In Vietnam, the Communist party wants to be your "friend" on the state-run version of Facebook, provided you are willing to share all personal details. In Burma, political unrest can be silenced by cutting off the country from the internet. In Thailand, website ...


Hero or not hero, that’s question

Hero or not hero, that’s question

18.10.10 – 12:01 pm Politics
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The Jakarta Post writes: The government has proposed late former president Soeharto and nine other deceased figures to get national hero status to the Honor and Service Council, Cabinet secretary Dipo Alam said in Jakarta Sunday. Dipo said that the proposal,  made by the Ministry of Social Service, was being assessed by the Honor and Service Council ...


Twitter’s role in Bangkok conflict

24.05.10 – 2:29 am Politics
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Never before has a social media website played such a central role in a conflict, informing even as it amplified the hate on both sides. [via The Globe and Mail]


Australian MPs started tweeting

Australian MPs started tweeting

20.03.10 – 5:46 am Politics
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Agreed with @dirgayuza, Indonesia's MPs need to make one! The good thing is some Indonesian MPs have started tweeting. The following is a good sample from the neighbor country, Australia. Tweet MP documents all Federal Australian Members of Parliament on Twitter and encourages all MP's to join in order to make government ...


Uncensoring China

Uncensoring China

14.01.10 – 3:52 am Politics
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Google has announced that it will cease censorship of its Chinese language, Google.cn website, and even will be leaving the country, following its detection of malicious attacks on the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists.  But in China itself, as usual, the news was heavily censored. Should Google left the country immediately ...


Australia censors anti-censorship site

Australia censors anti-censorship site

21.12.09 – 10:32 am Politics
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The auDA (Australian Domain Name Administrator) suspended the registration of the domain stephenconroy.com.au. The domain was being used by 'fake' Stephen Conroy against the mandatory Internet filter announced by Senator Stephen Conroy recently. auDA gives stephenconroy.com.au only three hours to respond before they block it. The satirical site has moved to ...



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