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Mario Corti

Letter to the Editor from Mario Corti

Andrei Babitsky is viewed as one of Radio Liberty’s most courageous reporters. Wikipedia article on Andrei Babitsky (Russian: Андрей Маратович Бабицкий, born September 26, 1964, in Moscow) describes him as “a Russian journalist and war reporter, who has worked for Radio …

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From Velvet Underground to Velvet Revolution

After Soviet tanks crushed Czechoslovakia’s Prague Spring in 1968, all performing musicians were vetted for loyalty to the new regime, The Economist notes . The criteria included:

Azerbaijan – Internet freedom under increasing attack in Azerbaijan, report finds

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: A new report by the Expression Online Initiative, led by the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety, cites restrictive laws and politically-motivated

Blog: The New York Times takes on China’s censors – CPJ

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Well, that didn't take long. Just days after The New York Times' soft launch of its Chinese-language edition and accompanying microblog accounts,

Experts say “crimes against freedom of expression” should have special status – RSF

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday's joint declaration by four international experts calling on governments to treat “crimes against freedom of expression”

CPJ Blog: Chinese microblog regulates, suspends users–again

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Pity those of us who monitor the ups and downs of China's popular microblog platform, Sina Weibo. For every story its

10 Most Censored Countries

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CPJ's new analysis identifies Eritrea, North Korea, Syria, Iran as worst

Originally posted here: 10 Most

Blog: Blind lawyer spurs news blackout in China – CPJ

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News of blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng has been censored for months. International news reports of his escape last week

Getting Away With Murder

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CPJ’s 2012 Impunity Index spotlights countries
where journalists are slain and killers go free


China – Statement by the Liu Xiaobo Support Committee and Amnesty International France

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Statement by the Liu Xiaobo Support Committee and Amnesty International France 18 April 2012 "Art against censorship in China” special event.

Empowering independent media: U.S. efforts to foster a free press and an open Internet

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Efforts to bolster independent media and an open Internet overseas are having significant impact, but face a


Please sign International Campaign for Tibet’ s Letter to Congress to save Voice of America Tibetan radio

The International Campaign for Tibet NGO has posted online an easy to use form for sending a letter to members of Congress to

Russia – Draft electoral law provision threatens freedom of expression

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: If passed, the draft law would mean that media outlets would be under constant threat of closure for any of their publications

Russia – Human Rights Watch calls for an end to intimidation of activists, media as election nears

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: In the lead-up to the March 4, 2012 presidential vote, authorities have harassed a major election-monitoring nongovernmental organization, directly and indirectly interfered

Blog: ‘Invisible Tibet’ blogger elicits China’s extra-judicial ire

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Beijing-based blogger Woeser reported on her website Invisible Tibet today that she has been confined to her residence by Beijing

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