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Russians on trial for sharing memes, networks ask for law change
Russians on trial for sharing memes, networks ask for law change
In 2015, Eduard Nikitin shared a joke on social media about Russia's bleak future. Three years later he is facing trial on extremism charges over...
Weekly Mail drew a line on censorship
Weekly Mail drew a line on censorship
In the 1980s, as the apartheid state imposed successive states of emergency, including censorship of the media, The Weekly Mail began using...
Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China
Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China
Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China's draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a move decried...
Free speech is costly
Free speech is costly
Freedom of expression is one of the cornerstones of our nascent constitutional democracy, and it is unquestionably a principle worth defending.
Rating 'Inxeba' as porn is artistic illiteracy
Rating 'Inxeba' as porn is artistic illiteracy
At school, I secretly hated it when the music teacher subjected us to German lieder. I struggled unsuccessfully to challenge myself to appreciate...
Journalists fired when US magazine tried to hide exposé
Journalists fired when US magazine tried to hide exposé
Editors and journalists at renowned Newsweek were fired as the company that owns the magazine sought to suppress an exposé into its...
Bad rap: Chinese fans fear crackdown on hip hop
Bad rap: Chinese fans fear crackdown on hip hop
Chinese music fans are bracing for a crackdown on hip hop after a rapper was apparently dropped from a popular singing programme, as reports...
What is net neutrality and why it matters
What is net neutrality and why it matters
The United States is on the verge of a major change in internet regulation that could greatly affect everyone in the country and beyond. Net neutrality could be ended on Thursday, but...
After six years, M&G can spill the beans on Mac Maharaj
After six years, M&G can spill the beans on Mac Maharaj
On November 18, 2011, the Mail &Guardian’s front page blared a headline alongside a photo of then presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj:...
In the age of the internet, censorship has acquired a new face
In the age of the internet, censorship has acquired a new face
Abandon the naive thought that, with the internet and free flow of information, governments are retreating from repression of the media. The...
ANC's desire to control social media is simply undemocratic
ANC's desire to control social media is simply undemocratic
The minister of state security, David Mahlobo, is apparently advocating for the regulation of social media, which would...

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