Censorship

November 13, 2017 - 5:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice Media, the North American media network popular among millennials, has launched an ambitious new project in Arabic targeting youth in the Middle East. Known for tackling thorny and controversial issues, Vice and its regional partner, Moby Group, will have to...
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CORRECTS North Korea flag with stars on the left of the cellphones; AP illustration by Peter Hamlin shows flag of North Korea. SOURCE: AP Illustration. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication
November 09, 2017 - 6:15 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. Doctors can consult via live, online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious Kim Il Sung University are streamed to faraway factories and agricultural communes. People use online dictionaries and text each other...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold their joint press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 09, 2017 - 8:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump was a cooperative partner for Beijing's sweeping efforts to control the message of his heavily choreographed visit to China. Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, took no questions at an event Thursday billed as a news briefing, a reduction of...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 09, 2017 - 3:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia (all times local): 3:55 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is "still under consideration." Tillerson says the two sides never agreed to hold...
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In this Aug. 23, 2017, photo, visitors browse vendor exhibits near a display from publisher Springer Nature at the Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing. Academic publisher Springer Nature said Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, that it has blocked access to articles within China to comply with demands from the Chinese government. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 01, 2017 - 6:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — Academic publisher Springer Nature said Wednesday it has blocked access to articles within China to comply with demands from the Chinese government, amid a push by Beijing to tighten controls on information from outside the country. The company said in a statement that less than 1...
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October 27, 2017 - 12:15 am
PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused North Korea on Friday of building a nuclear arsenal to "threaten others with catastrophe" and said the Trump administration remains committed to compelling the North to accept complete nuclear disarmament. Calling the North a threat...
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This Sept. 28, 2017 photo shows the facade of what once was the Stylofino picture frame factory owned by members of Rhema Community Evangelical Ministry, affiliated with the Word of Faith Fellowship church, in Franco da Rocha, Brazil, in the greater Sao Paulo area. The business and its labor practices are under investigation by Brazilian authorities, just one of several inquiries launched into a pair of Brazilian churches connected to Word of Faith Fellowship, a secretive evangelical sect based in Spindale, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
October 10, 2017 - 12:24 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Every day before work, Liliane Souza says, she and three dozen fellow workers at a Brazilian picture-framing factory affiliated with the Word of Faith Fellowship church were obligated to pray. When workers made a mistake, such as cutting a frame too short, she says they were...
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September 18, 2017 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — PEN America and the Sundance Institute are among nearly 30 arts organizations that have filed a brief that calls on the Supreme Court to strike down the Trump administration's travel ban. PEN America told The Associated Press on Monday that others joining the amicus brief include...
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August 09, 2017 - 1:12 pm
BERLIN (AP) — An artist tired of seeing hateful tweets ignored by Twitter has managed to get the social network to remove or hide some of them — by spray-painting the offending posts in front of the company's German headquarters. Shahak Shapira said he reported some 300 tweets containing possible...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017, file photo, WhatsApp appears on a smartphone in New York. Users of WhatsApp in China and security researchers reported Tuesday, July 18, 2017, widespread service disruptions amid fears that the popular messaging service may be at least partially blocked by authorities in the world's most populous country. The app was partly inaccessible unless virtual private network software was used to circumvent China's censorship apparatus, known colloquially as The Great Firewall. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
July 18, 2017 - 9:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — Users of WhatsApp in China and security researchers have reported widespread service disruptions amid fears that the popular messaging service may be at least partially blocked by authorities in the world's most populous country. WhatsApp users in China reported Tuesday on other...
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