Censorship

Saudi Moves to Protect Citizens from Dangerous Soccer Ball

Elder of Ziyon 25 February 2014

Arabic media are reporting that a soccer ball has been confiscated by Saudi authorities from a shop in Dammam. The Saudi Ministry of Trade and Industry responded quickly

 

PM Erdogan asks his man in Habertürk to censor Sargül

Today's Zaman 19 February 2014

A new voice recording leaked by Twitter user Haramzadeler reveals Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan instructing a top manager of the media group that owns the Habertürk news

 

New York Times’ Biased Coverage on Muslim Persecution

FrontPage Magazine 19 February 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

The New York Times has finally found a victim of Islamic aggression in Nigeria worth reporting on: homosexuals. In a big spread complete with pictures appearing last week

 

Hamas bashes UNRWA’s human rights curriculum

The Times of Israel 18 February 2014
By Elhanan Miller

The Hamas government in Gaza accused a UN agency on Tuesday of unlawfully printing and disseminating school textbooks dealing with human rights in a way that offends

 

CAIR Tries to Get Anti-Islamist Muslim Fired from Gov't Group

The Clarion Project 18 February 2014

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a relentless campaigner for democracy and the separation of 'mosque and state' has become a nemesis for CAIR. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)

 

Hamas bashes UNRWA’s human rights curriculum

The Times of Israel 18 February 2014
By Elhanan Miller

‘Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks and the Magna Carta are all alien to our culture,’ says education ministry spokesman. The Hamas government in Gaza accused a UN agency

 

Five Journalists Charged For Story On Chemical Weapons Factory

The Huffington Post 18 February 2014

Myanmar police have charged five journalists with "disclosing state secrets" after their newspaper carried a story about an alleged chemical weapons factory, state media reported

 

Web conspiracies

The Economist 18 February 2014

WILL he or won’t he? All eyes are on Turkey’s president, Abdullah Gul, a co-founder with the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of the ruling Justice and Development (AK)

 

Understanding Erdogan’s toxic recrimination in Turkey

openDemocracy 17 February 2014
By Umit Cizre

It is fair to say that Turkey's government has no particular ideas and vision, no systematic critique of anything, no attachment to any particular text. That is why it has

 

Hating Valentine’s

FRONTPAGE MAG 17 February 2014
By Jamie Glazov

Today, Friday, February 14, is Valentine’s Day, the sacred day that intimate companions mark to celebrate their love and affection for one another. If you’re thinking about making a study

 

Egypt No. 159 in press freedom ranking

Egypt Independent 14 February 2014

Egypt was ranked 159 out of 180 countries in terms of press freedom in 2013 by the Reporters without Borders organization on Wednesday, the same rank it had the year before

 

Rob Anders in crosshairs of Muslim group over shooting target

Calgary Herald 11 February 2014
By Reid Southwick

A Calgary Muslim leader says a photograph showing MP Rob Anders and federal candidate Melissa Mathieson at a firing range in front of a target depicting a lifelike image of a terrorist

 

Turkey Deports Journalist for Tweets that Blasted Prime Minister, Amid Broader Anti-Speech Crackdown

The Tower 11 February 2014

Turkey under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has developed something of a reputation – emphasized in what has become an annual tradition of watchdog criticism

 

Erdogan's Heavy Hand in Turkish Media

AINA (press release) 10 February 2014
By Kadri Gursel

Freedom House, a respected Washington-based nongovernmental organization, on Feb. 3 released the special report "Democracy in Crisis: Corruption, Media and Power in Turkey"

 

Turkey ranks second in Internet censors: Report

Hurriyet Daily News 10 February 2014

Turkey ranks second after China in demands to ban Internet content, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), amid a controversial

 

Tunisia: Free Blogger Jailed for Mocking Islam

Human Rights Watch 10 February 2014

Tunisian authorities should mark the celebration of the country’s new constitution on February 7, 2014, by immediately quashing the sentences of anyone convicted under laws

 

Saudi religious police war on Twitter ‘vice accounts’

Emirates 24/7 6 February 2014

Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police authority has decided to launch a war against what it described as vice and sorcery accounts on Twitter inside the conservative Gulf

 

Moderate’ Iranian President Executes Poet, Activist Hashem Shaabani

Pamela Geller: Atlas Shrugs 6 February 2014
By Pamela Geller

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Turkey under Erdogan: Clamping Down on the Internet based on “The Great Leader”

Modern Tokio Times 6 February 2014
By Nuray Lydia Oglu and Michiyo Tanabe

“The Great Leader Erdogan” now resembles the late Chairman Mao Zedong because he dictates from high. At least Mao had the excuse of ruling a one-party-state

 

Artists’ Campaign Supports Jabeur Mejri, Jailed for Insulting Islam

Tunisia Live 6 February 2014
By Alexandra Hartmann

Artists from more than twelve countries have come together for “100 Drawings for Jabeur Mejri,” a new project in support of a Tunisian citizen imprisoned for insulting Islam.

 
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