Web crackdowns spread

With less than six months until it takes over the chairmanship of one of Europe’s flagship human rights organizations, Kazakhstan has thumbed its nose to Western governments and introduced a draconian internet law. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Dan Kennedy - Jul 20, 2009 - 4:19 PM PDT
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by Dan Kennedy - Jul. 21, 2009

A round-up of repression by the governments of several former Soviet republics, including the strategically important, partly free republic of Kazakhstan. Stern offers a good overview of an undercovered topic.

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by Glenn LaBauve - Jul. 21, 2009

The domino theory may apply here. There is a buzz on the internet as one nation asfter another imposes more limits on free speach.

It is not lost on most goverments that the fall of the USSR was in large part to the information age where the old propoganda was largely debunked, Witness North Korea today,

The internet should be subject to regulation,” Kazakhstan’s Agency for Information and Communications Chairman, Kuanyshbek Yesekeev, was quoted as saying in the local ... More »

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