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The Fusun Erdogan Case: “You just be afraid of us”

Last December, I wrote  on the case of  Fusun Erdogan, who was sentences to life imprisonment plus 300 years without the possibility of parole.  Erdogan was convicted of membership in a terrorist organization in a trial criticized by Reporters without Borders and other journalist organizations. 193 more words

Turkey

“They can't jail us ALL. We're the hundredth Karpal Singh” social media cause

“They can’t jail us ALL. We’re the hundredth Karpal Singh” social media cause

Karpal Singh was Malaysia’s Gandhi. He was killed in a car accident on 17 April, 2014 at 1:10am. 375 more words

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Proof censorship is bad for business

The ProPublica headline and story says it all:

Weibo IPO Reveals a Company Struggling With Censorship

Weibo, “China’s Twitter,” started offering shares on NASDAQ yesterday. Its regulatory disclosures reveal a company’s balancing act between censoring too much and too little. 334 more words

International News Coverage

Phils ranks 3rd in scot-free media killers

By MART D. SAMBALUD

TAGUM CITY — A global media watchdog has ranked Philippines the third worst spot on the index since 2010 where journalists have been murdered without a single perpetrator being convicted. 710 more words

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Phuket journalists on trial for quoting Pulitzer-prize winning Rohingya trafficking report

Originally published at Siam Voices on April 17, 2014

UPDATE: After spending five hours in court cell, Phuketwan reporters Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian are released on bail (100,000 Baht each) and are remanded to appear in court again on May 26, according to a… 539 more words

Thailand