When the Beijing LGBT Center screened a prerecorded lecture on gay-themed movies last year, the venue was so packed that latecomers had to jostle for a spot on the windowsills of the rented classroom doubling as their makeshift theater. This year, however, a similar event attracted only a handful of people, leaving much of the same room empty.
Syria’s emergency law enshrines the autocratic nature of the Assad dynasty’s rule.
Censorship was lifted last week from one of the great scientific discoveries of World War II. It is an insecticide called DDT
Internet cut-offs, website censorship about to drop on UK “Wash-up” might sound homely, conjuring visions of a family scrubbing up after a cheerful dinner as the evening descends. But it’s also the name of a UK legislative process in which bills can become law through a quick process that bypasses normal debate. Wash-up happens at […]
Google Shuts China Site in Dispute Over Censorship Just over two months after threatening to leave China because of censorship and intrusions by Chinese hackers, Google said Monday that it was closing its China-based Internet search service and instead directing Chinese users to a Hong Kong-based uncensored version of its search engine, which may get […]
“China is not on the Internet, it’s basically an intranet. Everything is banned by the Great Firewall,” says Sherman So, co-author of “Red Wired: China’s Internet Revolution.” With 338 million Internet users in June 2009, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), China is no longer a niche market of the online industry.
It’s a big week for Apple fans. On Friday, the third-generation iPhone dubbed the 3G hits stores
One of the sharpest challenges yet to China’s stifling attempts at Internet censorship comes in the form of a lowly alpaca. Actually, the alpaca-like creature starring in online videos and lining Chinese store toy shelves is a mythical “grass-mud horse” whose name in Chinese sounds just like a vulgar expression involving a sex act and, well, your mother.