Tag Archives: control over media

Saudi Arabia | Saudi control of Arab media, lamented by Khashoggi, shapes coverage of his death

by Robert Mahoney

It is a cruel irony that Jamal Khashoggi’s last unpublished column for The Washington Post was a call for press freedom in the Arab world. His homeland, Saudi Arabia, has spent the last three decades and hundreds of millions of dollars to ensure that never happens.

USA | The US military’s vision for state censorship

In March, the United States Special Operations Command, the section of the Defense Department supervising the US Special Forces, held a conference on the theme of “Sovereignty in the Information Age.” The conference brought together Special Forces officers with domestic police forces, including officials from the New York Police Department, and representatives from technology companies such as Microsoft.

Egypt’s new cybercrime law legalizes Internet censorship

The “cybercrime law” that Egypt’s President Sisi signed on 18 August legalizes and reinforces the existing censorship and blocking of websites and criminalizes both those who operate sites and those who use them, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said.

New Facebook Alliance Endangers Access to News about Latin America

by W.T. Whitney Jr.

North Americans depending solely on English-language sources for unbiased political information from Latin America have few options. They include TeleSUR’s English-language reports on the entire region and news from Venezuela provided by Venezuelanalysis.com. The government of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, vilified by the United States, provided the impetus for TeleSUR.

The new face of censorship

by Alan Freeman and Radhika Desai

What is internet censorship?

Internet censorship has arrived like the biblical thief in the night. Many did not see it coming and many even still treat it as a friendly visitor, welcome in the name of suppressing ‘Russian interference’, ‘trolls’ or simply ‘terrorist sympathisers’.