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Senate Bill Could Restrict Political Commentary

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by Mike Zazaian January 18, 2007 - 2:21pm, 38 Comments >>

Cartoon depicting violation of first amendment rights online
In a move that mirrors China’s attempts to censor political bloggers, members of the United States Senate have drafted a bill that would criminalize bloggers and other media pundits who criticize the US Congress without a license to do so.

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China to Require Real Names For Bloggers

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by Mike Zazaian October 23, 2006 - 7:21pm, 6 Comments >>

The Chinese Parliament in session

Just days after outlawing the practice of spreading “negative rumors” online, the Chinese government seeks to extend control over its online community by forcing bloggers to register blogs with their real names.

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Chinese District Outlaws Online Rumors

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by Mike Zazaian October 20, 2006 - 5:04pm, 2 Comments >>

Chinese District Outlaws Online Rumors

Government officials in the Chinese municipality of Chongqing have outlawed the practice of spreading malicious rumors online, penalizing citizens several hundreds of dollars for each instance.

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Iran Outlaws High-Speed Internet

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by Mike Zazaian October 19, 2006 - 1:32pm, 5 Comments >>

The filter screen displayed when Iranian citizens attempt to access censored websites

The Iranian government has declared it illegal for internet service providers to offer broadband internet connections in an effort to protect the country’s Islamic beliefs from Western influence.

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