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Putin’s Punitive Theater of the Absurd
Why does Moscow fear a small drama company?
Gmail Blocked in China After Months of Disruptions
An anti-censorship advocate suggested the Great Firewall was to blame.
Google Accuses MPAA Over Secretive Anti-Piracy Campaign
A Google executive wrote a blog post criticising the organisation based on leaks from the Sony hack
Turkish Authors Accused of Criticising Government on Behalf of West
A pro-government newspaper accused Orhan Pamuk and Elif Shafak of being part of an ‘international literature lobby
Putin's Tender Moment with China's First Lady Suppressed by Chinese State Censors
The Russian president's attempt to give his coat to the Chinese First Lady at chilly Beijing arena erased from social media and news outlets by state censors
For Syria, Surveillance Trumps Censorship
The Assad regime lets users access Facebook so it can snoop on private messages