Tag Archives: totalitarian control over the media

“Truth ultimately is all we have:” Julian Assange appeals for public support

By Oscar Grenfell

In his first publicly-released comments to supporters since his arrest, WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange has detailed the repressive conditions he faces in Britain’s Belmarsh prison and called for a campaign against his threatened extradition to the United States.

Ukraine | Ukraine Joins North Korea As It Bans Country’s Most Popular Social Networks

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko just issued another set of targeted sanctions against Russian Internet corporations, effectively banning Vkontakte (VK.com) and Odnoklasniki (OK.ru). VK is Ukraine’s largest social network and the country’s second most visited website after Google. For VK, the Ukrainian market is the second largest after Russia. The social networks were blocked because of sanctions imposed against their parent company Mail.Ru Group.

Ukraine | Kiev regime takes Internet under control

On February 25 the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the decree on enforcement of the decision on the doctrine of a national security.

Now the Ukrainian intelligence agencies and the Ministry of information policy which plays a role of the Ministry of the truth begin monitoring of media and the Internet regarding detection of information which can pose national threat, and also information which is forbidden in Ukraine.

UK | Stop worrying about fake news. What comes next will be much worse

In the not too distant future, technology giants will decide what news sources we are allowed to consult, and alternative voices will be silenced

Egypt’s Parliament passes new NGO law, a declaration of war on civil society

by Mada Masr

Egypt’s Parliament hastily approved a new NGO law on November 29, just a day after the State Council concluded it has no indications of unconstitutionality.

Parliamentarian and member of the oppositional 25-30 Coalition Haitham al-Hariry explained to Mada Masr that the law was not passed unanimously, but said it is difficult to know how many parliamentarians voted for or against it because of the absence of an electronic voting system.