Internet censorship

Three poll workers wearing white shirts and hats sit at a table together and sort through papers

Tanzania’s internet restrictions during election are ‘despicable,’ digital rights activist says


The buildup to Election Day has been marred by widespread internet outages and social media going dark.

government officials monitoring social media

Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it

The World

A View from Inside the Wikileaks ‘Cyber War’

Conflict & Justice
Icons of WeChat and Weibo app in Beijing

Questions remain about the web crash in China, one of the biggest internet failures ever


The World After the Arab Spring

Conflict & Justice

Turkey’s Creationist TV channel uses women described as ‘Barbie-like’ to spread message

Lifestyle & Belief

Turkey has a long history as a secular state, for mostly Islamic people. Perhaps, then, it should come as no surprise that a TV program is promoting Creationism. But what may be surprising is the women, or at least how they’re dressed, spreading that message.

SOPA, PIPA opponents celebrate successes, ‘more work to do’


A day of online and even a few in-person protests Wednesday had supporters in Congress of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act moving quickly to reverse themselves. But protest organizers say there’s still more work to do.

Online, considerable anger over Stop Online Piracy Act

Global Politics

A growing chorus of tech companies and online engineers are criticizing two laws winding through Congress, SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act ,and the PROTECT IP Act, which they say will stifle free speech and undermine the Internet in general.

Obama’s foreign policy: What should he talk about?

President Barack Obama is due to give an important speech on his Middle East policy. Experts examine what he will (and should) talk about.

Internet freedom or real-world hypocrisy


The revolution in Tunisia is being hailed as a victory for internet freedoms, but government control is causing real problems.