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Censorship and media oppression were used widely by strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who for a decade in power ordered local internet ... His successor President Maithripala Sirisena was elected in 2015 promising an end to draconian government restrictions, but some websites critical of the ...
As Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman landed in London for the start of a three-day state visit, Saudi newspapers, radio and television channels carried almost as much coverage of the trip as UK outlets. Several news organisations made mention of the billboards and posters bearing the ...

Goldman Sachs's economists wrote that while the potential tariff's on imported steel and aluminum “could alleviate political pressure on the White House to pursue other trade restrictions in the near-term,” it would increase “the probability of trade-restrictive outcomes to other pending issues.” On Nafta:.
Compare that with March 2002, when President Bush introduced his trade restrictions: The Fed was cutting interest rates, a policy stance that can help .... Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has invested more than $200 million in Penske Media, the owner of Rolling Stone and Variety, according to an ...
Expatriates working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will now be quite worrisome with current and future job prospects at stake. Starting from September 2018, expatriates in Saudi Arabia will be facing new restrictions in various jobs and activities. The announcement in Arabic, posted on the Ministry of ...
When Saudi Radio launched its official broadcast on October 1, 1949, it was able to play a substantial role spreading cultural awareness and information to the public, as well as being an important medium to deliver news. And through radio, Saudi women were able to get involved in the broadcasting ...

You've heard the advice before: Whether you're in the office or on the road, a VPN is one of the best ways to protect yourself on the internet. But how effective are VPNs? What's the best one for you? What are the downsides? Our executive guide aims to answer all your VPN-related questions -- including a ...
Yet what's surprising about the chokehold Beijing is placing on the internet – “plugging the last holes in its 'Great Firewall' internet censorship apparatus,” ... the internet, to current Party Secretary Xi Jinping's repeated insistence on internet “sovereignty” (the right of nations to control and censor the internet ...
Yet what's surprising about the chokehold Beijing is placing on the internet – “plugging the last holes in its 'Great Firewall' internet censorship apparatus”, ... the internet, to current Party Secretary Xi Jinping's repeated insistence on internet “sovereignty” (the right of nations to control and censor the internet ...
The proliferation of the internet, as well as the hyper-connectivity of today's society, often leads to the feeling that the world is getting smaller, that we're ... online censorship around the world that visualizes some of the key findings of the study, including the most censored/least censored countries studied, ...
Journalists face restrictions in what they can cover and where they can travel across a country of 80 million people that's nearly two-and-a-half times the size of Texas. The internet helped collapse that distance. During Iran's 2009 protests surrounding the disputed re-election of hard-line President Mahmoud ...
"In the past two decades, many other nations followed in China's steps and enforced restrictions in the online world," Tanase told ZDNet. "When a large enough and ... "A decade ago, our main concern was governments implementing filtering mechanisms to censor the internet. Today that remains a ...
The conservative kingdom has previously banned internet phone calls - known as Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) - restricting the ability of Saudis and expatriate ... However, Saudi Arabia has extensive internet censorship - blocking pornographic websites but also many other sites that are critical of the ...
The implications of this decision, if upheld on appeal, would set a new precedent for internet censorship in Tunisia. If the final judgment is in the plaintiffs' favor, it will obligate the agency to censor the two games. Even though this might be technically impossible in the case of Blue Whale, it would constitute ...
March 12, 2018 – To mark this year's World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, celebrated on March 12, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is unveiling ... After the original site was blocked in Saudi Arabia and Oman in 2017, a new one was created that is currently accessible in Oman but not in Saudi Arabia.
This was mainly due to the increase in internet censorship and the ban on virtual private networks (VPNs) in the past 12 months, as well as the worsening pollution in a number of Chinese locations included in the survey.” Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur features at a lowly 126th in ECA's rankings for Asian ...
While Netflix in 2016 signed an Internet Service Provider (ISP) partnership with Israel, the entertainment company is promoting the OSN deal as a first-of-its-kind in the Middle East. ... This, in turn, raises questions about censorship, in particular if and how restrictions will be applied to Netflix's content. “Netflix ...

Yet what's surprising about the chokehold Beijing is placing on the internet – “plugging the last holes in its 'Great Firewall' internet censorship apparatus”, ... the internet, to current Party Secretary Xi Jinping's repeated insistence on internet “sovereignty” (the right of nations to control and censor the internet ...
At the closing ceremony of the King Abdul Aziz camel festival in the desert village of Rumah, 130 kilometres (81 miles) from Riyadh, ardah dancers in two rows wave their swords to the drumbeat. From behind the glass of the royal box, King Salman of Saudi Arabia beckons for his own sword, and with some ...
The proliferation of the internet, as well as the hyper-connectivity of today's society, often leads to the feeling that the world is getting smaller, that we're ... online censorship around the world that visualizes some of the key findings of the study, including the most censored/least censored countries studied, ...
Over the past four years, authorities have encouraged wider use of the Internet among Iranians, hoping to generate the benefits of a more modern economy. As a result, nearly half the population have in their pockets a tool that the state is struggling to constrain: smartphones, with cameras and Internet links ...
Ahead of Sunday's strike authorities cut off internet services to mobile phones in southern parts of the region and reduced internet speeds in other parts of the Kashmir valley. It's a common practice the government deploys in a bid to calm tensions and prevent anti-India demonstrations from being organized ...
Then on Saturday, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Saudi Arabia's most famous investor and one of the world's richest men, reappeared, giving a videotaped tour of the luxury suite in the ... The detainees could order room service and watch TV, but they had no phones or internet, to prevent appeals for help.
Burger King released a pseudo-educational prank video that shows what would happen if the company repealed "Whopper neutrality," the Burger King equivalent of net neutrality. In the prank, the company adopted tactics that consumers fear internet service providers will use with the repeal of net neutrality ...
The following is an edited transcript of the January 16 webinar “Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship,” featuring journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS Chairperson David North. Video of the webinar can be viewed here. Andre Damon: Hello and welcome to the World Socialist Web Site's webinar, ...
One of her latest targets was Saudi Arabia's robot citizen, known as Sophia the Robot, who ultimately proved she has major Twitter skills. .... March Lebanon, an NGO fighting censorship in the country, hailed the decision, saying the reversal is a "promising precedent to curb unjust and inconsistent ...
As The New York Times points out, internet downloads and satellite TV have made it possible for citizens to watch movies, even without theatrical exhibition as an option. And theatrical releases in Saudi Arabia are still likely to be censored. In December, the Ministry of Culture and Information released a ...
Mobile internet is available in far-flung places, from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to the Atlantic's volcanic rock island of Ascension. ... The CEO said the 3G launch and the company's recent expansion into Gaza, after Israel lifted restrictions on importing equipment, could translate into profits in 2018 ...
Some commentators pointed out how outrageous it is for Friedman to take at face value MBS' laughable explanations on how the Saudi justice system is ... The authorized selection, which will no doubt be in the hands of some state censorship committee, will probably look bleak to a true cinephile!
And as part of its crackdown against them, the government blocked several apps and in some places, cut off Internet access altogether. ... And it's quite insulting to a lot of people because he's targeting Iran and accusing all Iranians of being potential terrorists, but he's not doing anything about Saudi Arabia.
Recently, Yemeni internet users have been trying to find internet circumvention tools to bypass censorship. Some are using virtual private networks (VPNs) to communicate and exchange news with their families and friends inside and outside Yemen, even though these tools can sometimes slow down their ...
Last week, as the rest of Washington, D.C. was on vacation, Donald Trump turned his attention to the sudden outpouring of discontent sweeping Iran, where thousands of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in the most significant uprising since the Green Revolution of 2009. “Many reports of ...
A swirl of wild rumours, combined with travel restrictions and a near-total media blackout from official agencies, made it difficult to confirm the reports. The authorities appeared ... She posted images from Twitter accounts based in the United States and Saudi Arabia, voicing support for the Mashhad protests.
Living By The Code: To Saudi Arabia's Fledgling Film Industry, Rigid Censorship Is A Way Of Life ... The Internet at large calls Barakah Meets Barakah, the 2016 Saudi Arabian film directed by Mahmoud Sabbagh, a journalism graduate from the Columbia University, a romantic comedy. It perhaps is one on ...
By imposing restrictions on social media and messaging apps, the Iranian government has cut off protesters' communication with the rest of the world, veiling ... Internet censorship — as practiced in China, North Korea and Saudi Arabia — has became a useful way for governments to control the information ...
Based on a three-year first-hand experience as a museum curator in Saudi Arabia, the subject of censorship is not only dealt with through its severe .... and patrons represent for artists a sort of comfort zone in which their voices can somehow be heard, despite all forms of governmental restrictions.
"In the past two decades, many other nations followed in China's steps and enforced restrictions in the online world," Tanase told ZDNet. "When a large enough and ... "A decade ago, our main concern was governments implementing filtering mechanisms to censor the internet. Today that remains a ...
Saudi Arabia has not imposed the restrictions on the internet and travel that limit dissent in China: young Saudis are the most active users of social media in the Arab world, and are mostly free to leave the country if they wish. Prince Mohammed is appealing to the country's younger generation with social ...
Re: "Thailand's internet freedom 'in decline'", and "Anti-coup elements in the crosshairs", (BP, Nov 16). ... nation, the sole reason for such censorship against free speech being to enforce ignorance on the censored topics so that lawful opinion is untested, unchecked, unsubstantiated, and hence worthless.
Thailand has been branded "not free" for internet freedom for the fourth consecutive year in the latest Freedom on the Net report. This year's report was ... The score this year put Thailand in the same group as Russia, China, Myanmar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Venezuela and Vietnam. China has once ...
A satirical article claiming that Saudi Arabia beheaded its first and only robot citizen, a talking wonder of artificial intelligence named Sophia, went viral ... But that didn't stop people on the internet from becoming outraged at the news that the Saudi regime was once again treating a “woman” terribly and ...
Snap is getting a valuable ally in China, where its disappearing message app doesn't work amid government restrictions. ... The UK government agreed to a $2bn (£1.5bn) loan guarantee for Saudi Aramco at a time that the country has been courting the Saudi energy giant for the world's largest initial public ...
King Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first king of Saudi Arabia, left everything to his sons when he died in 1953, and since then the crown has passed among them. ... to modernize Saudi's economy, weaning it off its dependence on oil revenues, and liberalize the country more broadly, relaxing social restrictions, ...
Guterres was silent for example when Cameroon cut off the Internet for 94 days ... City Press' questions of if Feltman had visited Saudi Arabia and if not, why not. .... of Public Information post vacated by corrupt censor Cristina Gallach, Inner City ..... 57 days and counting, nor the UN's censorship and restriction of the Press.
In the world of internet-based currencies traded without interference from ... in economies where there are restrictions on taking cash abroad, ...
... basis of her interview tactics, but because the government of Saudi Arabia ... people out on the internet the other day struck me as little more than a ... regulation, restriction and compensations within both the workplace and ...
“No separate ways of thinking, no divisions, no restrictions”. ... NEOM, the newly announced $500-billion futuristic city in Saudi aims to .... the patient for their holistic well-being, wireless high speed internet as a free good ...
NSA report says Saudi king Prince Salman bin Sultan ordered attacks by Syrian rebels in 2013 ... The claims could not be verified because of restrictions on ... and data exchanged through major US internet service providers.
They did what many in Saudi Arabia considered unthinkable: getting into cars .... The internet eroded the monopoly Saudi clerics had on religious ... Many restrictions on women remain, including guardianship laws that give ...
... and prevent extremists from using the internet to fan the flames of hatred. .... a system that works for everyone from Saudi Arabia to Sweden.


 

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