Latest Censorship News

China boots Caixin financial news from approved media list

Oct. 21, 2021 05:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leading financial magazine has been dropped from an official list of outlets websites can republish, reducing the exposure of a rare independent voice as the authorities tightens control over the media. Caixin Media is privately funded, unlike...

Chinese users have mixed feelings about LinkedIn departure

Oct. 19, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — For nearly seven years, LinkedIn has been the only major Western social networking platform still operating in China. People like 32-year-old Jason Liu view it as an important career enhancing tool. Come the end of the year, Liu will no longer have...

UN investigator: Gender equality in free speech is far off

Oct. 18, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent U.N. investigator warned Monday that despite the Nobel Peace Prize to courageous Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, “gender equality in freedom of expression remains a distant goal.” Irene Khan, the special investigator on the...

Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn app in China amid scrutiny

Oct. 14, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Microsoft is shutting down its main LinkedIn service in China later this year as Beijing tightens its internet rules. The company said in a blog post Thursday it has faced a "significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 13, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Scranton Times-Tribune. Oct. 12, 2021. Editorial: No Nobel for ignoble legislators It usually doesn’t require the award of a Nobel Prize to demonstrate how wrong-headed Pennsylvania state legislators can be in crafting public policy based on their...

Art or censorship? Expo shows just top of famed David statue

Oct. 13, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the most talked about attractions at the world’s fair under way in Dubai is a towering statue made of marble dust that’s raising eyebrows just as the original did more than 500 years ago. At Italy’s pavilion, a 3D replica...

Media groups welcome 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for journalists

Oct. 08, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

Journalists, human rights groups and other activists enthusiastically welcomed the awarding of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to two reporters at a time when media around the world face new pressures and crackdowns from the authorities. Friday's announcement awarding the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 06, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Oct. 2, 2021. Editorial: Voter information must be protected Republicans are supposed to oppose government overreach. Instead, GOP leadership in Harrisburg is taking overreach to a whole new level with an overly broad subpoena...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 04, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Oct. 3, 2021. Editorial: Don’t be duped: Weaselly ‘green energy’ group tries to con Columbus voters out of $87 million Cons often come dressed in the most alluring ways. If Columbus voters are duped by the...

YouTube shuts German channels of Russian broadcaster RT

Sep. 29, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — YouTube says it has shut two German channels of Russian state broadcaster RT in a move centering on alleged coronavirus misinformation, a decision that drew threats of retaliation from Russia on Wednesday. YouTube, which is owned by Google, said RT's...