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Politician rebuked for playing Pokemon GO during parliamentary hearing

Politician rebuked for playing Pokemon GO during parliamentary hearing | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Senior Norwegian politician, Trine Skei Grande, drew criticism on Wednesday for playing Pokemon GO on her smart phone during a parliamentary hearing about the countrys defence policy.
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Ethiopia blocked social media for everyone because it’s “a distraction for students”

Ethiopia blocked social media for everyone because it’s “a distraction for students” | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
After university entrance exams were cancelled because the questions were posted online, Ethiopia's government has responded by blocking access to social media. The ban applies to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Viber.  Despite perceived ulterior motives, authorities insist the government has the students' best interests at heart. "It's a temporary measure until Wednesday," Getachew Reda, a government spokesman, said. "Social medi
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IRAN’S HALALNET AND THE CRACKDOWN ON ALTERNATIVE POLITICS, RELIGION, AND LIFESTYLE |

IRAN’S HALALNET AND THE CRACKDOWN ON ALTERNATIVE POLITICS, RELIGION, AND LIFESTYLE | | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
April 5, 2016 INS - Last Friday, IranWire published an article on the threat posed to free speech and civil rights by the theoretical Iranian National
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When free speech means hate speech, should the Internet protect it?

When free speech means hate speech, should the Internet protect it? | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Those of us in America are very familiar with the rights of free speech -- we take the First Amendment very seriously. But when global platforms like Faceb
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VICE News journalists accused by Turkey of terrorism

VICE News journalists accused by Turkey of terrorism | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
VICE News journalists accused by Turkey of terrorism
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Turkey blocks access to Twitter and YouTube over hostage photos

Turkey blocks access to Twitter and YouTube over hostage photos | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Turkey's increasingly hardline government on Monday blocked access to the website over the image of an Istanbul prosecutor held hostage
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About China's Internet Censorship

About China's Internet Censorship | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

In the Republic of China there are approx. 650 million Internet users, of which 86 % mobile. This is probably the largest online population on the planet, and all network functions within China, in...

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The Countries With the Most and Least Internet Freedom

The Countries With the Most and Least Internet Freedom | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
A new study shows who can browse as they please and who can’t.
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Turkey's leaders defend press freedom record but agree to address delegation's concerns - Committee to Protect Journalists

Ankara, October 3, 2014--In unprecedented meetings with a joint delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute, senior Turkish government officials defended their country’s press freedom record while agreeing to take steps to improve conditions for journalists. The meetings, which included President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime...
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Turkey's President Erdogan "I am increasingly against the Internet every day"

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Public Wi-Fi users in Russia will have to log on with ID, reports say

Public Wi-Fi users in Russia will have to log on with ID, reports say | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Russia’s clampdown on internet freedom continues, this time with a measure designed to counter “those interested in destabilization.” However, there is some confusion over which hotspots are affected.
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Russia outlaws anonymous blogging

Russia outlaws anonymous blogging | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Russia's State Duma has passed a new law on “internet users called bloggers" that will require anyone with more than 3,000 daily visitors to register their real names and email addresses with the government and imposes restrictions on what they can publish, including a ban on "obscene language."
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Turkish court orders lifting of PM Erdogan's Twitter ban - Telegraph

Turkish court orders lifting of PM Erdogan's Twitter ban - Telegraph | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Turkey court has upheld an appeal to end a blockage of Twitter which has provoked public outrage
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The internet saved Turkey's president from a coup. Now he's doubling down on censorship.

The internet saved Turkey's president from a coup. Now he's doubling down on censorship. | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Turkey’s president would not be in power today had he succeeded more fully in his efforts to curtail critical media and control online speech. That fact gave a ray of hope to some of his critics tha
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UN council says blocking Internet access violates human rights

UN council says blocking Internet access violates human rights | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The resolution passed by the 47-member council last week “condemns unequivocally measures to intentionally prevent or disrupt access to or dissemination of information online in violation of international human rights law and calls on all states to refrain from and cease such measures.”
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Wikipedia Doesn’t Realize It's the Developing World’s Internet Gatekeeper

Wikipedia Doesn’t Realize It's the Developing World’s Internet Gatekeeper | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Good intentions or not, Wikipedia Zero has given the community the opportunity to censor the developing world's internet experience. Angolan pirats using Wikipedia Zero

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China has gamified obedience to the State

China has gamified obedience to the State | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
With a concept straight out of a cyberpunk dystopia, China has gamified obedience to the State. China has created a social tool named Sesame Credit which gives people a score for how good a citizen they are. The system measures how obediently citizens follow the party line, pulling data from social networks and online purchase histories.
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China punishes 197 in Internet rumours crackdown |

China punishes 197 in Internet rumours crackdown | | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
China says unethical and unbecoming behaviour online needs to be wiped out after rumours about Tianjin death toll, people committing suicide after market crash
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Turkey's 'family' ministry wants to ban Minecraft -- just like it did with 4Chan | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb

Turkey's 'family' ministry wants to ban Minecraft -- just like it did with 4Chan | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Minecraft is one of the world’s most successful games, but a Turkish family agency isn’t happy about that.
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Iran's judiciary moves to block phone and messaging services LINE, WhatsApp and Tango

Iran's judiciary moves to block phone and messaging services LINE, WhatsApp and Tango | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's official IRNA news agency says the judiciary has ordered three personal communication apps blocked, a decision President Hassan Rouhani's administration has long opposed
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U.S. Social-Media Giants Are Resisting Russia Censors

U.S. Social-Media Giants Are Resisting Russia Censors | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter and Google have started resisting Russian government orders to remove information about a rally next month for opposition leader Alexei Navalny, raising the prospect of a showdown over the Kremlin’s efforts to control online information.
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Twitter and Etsy get high marks in report card on copyright and free speech

Twitter and Etsy get high marks in report card on copyright and free speech | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
When it comes to balancing creative rights on the internet, companies like Twitter and Pinterest play an important role as middlemen. How are they performing?
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Vladimir Putin ready to 'unplug internet' as emergency measure against the ''unpredictable'' West

Vladimir Putin ready to 'unplug internet' as emergency measure against the ''unpredictable'' West | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The web is seen as the last bastion of glasnost - or openness - in Moscow, but now there are fears new curbs will be imposed
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The registration of Russian bloggers has begun

The registration of Russian bloggers has begun | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The first to receive notices demanding that they join a censorship-happy register reportedly include prominent novelists and satirists, who are now expected to abide by the same rules as journalists on their blogs.
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MAP: Here are the countries that block Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

MAP: Here are the countries that block Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Turkey is the latest country to block Twitter and YouTube, but it's not the only one.
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Arnaud d'Haen's curator insight, March 31, 2014 3:54 AM

with #full.stop we prefer the color green. It stands for open, effective and efficient communication Red is #scary

Ana urbano's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:38 PM

Bloqueo de las redes sociales por países