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Born on the fourth of June*

Born on the fourth of June* | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
What China's online censorship systems blockTHE April 6th edition of The Economist contains a special report on China and the internet. It contains lots of...
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Iran Filters Khamenei's Fatwa On Antifiltering

Iran Filters Khamenei's Fatwa On Antifiltering | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The filtering of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's ruling on Internet filtering means his followers must use antifiltering software to read his view on the illegality of antifiltering software.
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Pei: The paranoid style in Chinese politics

Pei: The paranoid style in Chinese politics | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Minxin Pei is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College.
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China turns off Ai Weiwei webcams

China turns off Ai Weiwei webcams | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he was forced to shut the webcams in his Beijing home, following orders from the Chinese authorities.
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Who’s Afraid of Ai Weiwei?

Who’s Afraid of Ai Weiwei? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
He's China's first global art star who is using his fame to push the boundaries of freedom in that country. Can an artist change China?
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Iran council to oversee internet

Iran council to oversee internet | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, orders the setting up of a new body to oversee the internet...
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Missing in Action: On the Trail of Confiscated Copies of TIME in China

Missing in Action: On the Trail of Confiscated Copies of TIME in China | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The note arrived in a nearly empty box sent to TIME’s Beijing Bureau.
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China censors news about blind activist

China censors news about blind activist | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A Chinese musician famous for playing a two-stringed fiddle, a 1994 Hollywood drama about two prison inmates, a United Airlines flight bound for Washington and CNN -- what do they have in common?
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Iran 'blocks 2012 Olympics site'

Iran 'blocks 2012 Olympics site' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Iranian internet users report that they can no longer access the official London 2012 Olympics website.
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CMU study analyzes what China deletes

Iodized salt isn't typically considered a dangerous chemical compound, but to Chinese social media censors hoping to squash rumors that the substance could prevent radiation poisoning following last year's nuclear disaster in Japan, the term became downright unspeakable.
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The governments censoring the web

The governments censoring the web | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
BBC Monitoring's Duncan Stanworth explains why certain countries are routinely filtering what its citizens see on the internet and what web-users can do to get around censorship.
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One tweet, 10,000 followers: Dissident artist Ai Weiwei slips, briefly, through China censor

One tweet, 10,000 followers: Dissident artist Ai Weiwei slips, briefly, through China censor | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
BEIJING – The sudden appearance and rapid disappearance of dissident artist Ai Weiwei on China’s version of Twitter has provided a window into the zany, fast-paced and utterly incomprehensible world of social media censorship in the communist state.
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