Forbidden Content

A post criticizing the Singaporean government’s management of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) for retirees got blogger Roy Ngerng into deep trouble with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is not only suing him but also seeking a summary judgem

The Iranian news website Khabarnegaran.info has just published an article by Nikki Azad entitled “Journalists who worship the government,” which criticizes the lack of neutrality of certain Iranian media since Hassan Rouhani became president.

The conservative Turkish daily Sabah fired well-known journalist Yavuz Baydar as its ombudsman on 23 July after refusing to print his last two commentaries.

During the 2011 presidential election campaign, Patriotic Front leader Michael Sata, the opposition challenger, promised to rid the Zambian media of government interference if elected.

Reporters Without Borders is publishing an analysis of the Syrian Internet network that was carried out on 22 May 2013. It shows that the Syrian authorities have installed more than 30 Blue Coat servers on their network.

The journalist Fábio Pannunzio announced the death of his blog, O Blog do Pannunzio, on 26 September 2012. By shutting down his online showcase on his own initiative amid harassment by the courts, he took judicial censorship to its logical conclusion.

Was it just a bump in the road or was it a turning point in the history of censorship in China? The future will tell, but the journalists at the Guangzhou-based weekly Nanfang Zhoumo (南方周末) have clearly waged a heroic battle against the authorities’ attempts to silence them.

Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, a journalist who works for Hablemos Press, a Havana-based independent information centre, was arrested on 16 September 2012 after writing about cholera and dengue epidemics in Cuba.

The Moroccan government withdrew its accreditation from Omar Brouksy, one of Agence France-Presse’s journalists in Rabat, on 4 October 2012. Issued by the communication ministry, this accreditation is what allows professional journalists to work in Morocco.
On 18 September 2001, with world attention still dominated by the September 11 attacks in New York and Washington, the Eritrean government seized the moment to move decisively toward totalitarian control.