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Media & conflicts: domestic and international media threatened in Central Africa

Ethnic conflicts, political instability and starvation characterize the realities of Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. The Foreign press seems indifferent to the massacres taking place in thes

Ethnic conflicts, political instability and starvation characterize the realities of Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. The Foreign press seems indifferent to the massacres taking place in thes

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Media & conflicts: dangerous liaisons, an INFOCORE study reveals

The media's role in the management, prevention and resolution of violent conflicts is more crucial than ever. Euronews spoke to experts from INFOCORE, an international research project, investigating

The media's role in the management, prevention and resolution of violent conflicts is more crucial than ever. Euronews spoke to experts from INFOCORE, an international research project, investigating

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Connecting to China's patchy Internet freedom

While much of the world is becoming increasingly reliant on social media and cloud management tools, China still blocks some of the world’s most

While much of the world is becoming increasingly reliant on social media and cloud management tools, China still blocks some of the world’s most

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Iran arrests female models for posing without hijabs

Iran has arrested fashion models active on social media sites after Tehran’s top leader declared war on un-Islamic thoughts on the internet. Eight

Iran has arrested fashion models active on social media sites after Tehran’s top leader declared war on un-Islamic thoughts on the internet. Eight

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EU warns Turkey over press freedom

Turkey's takeover of leading opposition newspaper Zaman has been widely criticized by EU leaders worried about a media crackdown.

Turkey's takeover of leading opposition newspaper Zaman has been widely criticized by EU leaders worried about a media crackdown.

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Burundi: radio silence leaves room for political violence

The country's main independent radio stations have been closed since April when unrest began. By day there is an uneasy calm, by night gunfire rings out in Bujumbura.

The country's main independent radio stations have been closed since April when unrest began. By day there is an uneasy calm, by night gunfire rings out in Bujumbura.

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India porn crackdown

The government in India has blocked hundreds of adult websites. An official said the crackdown is to prevent pornography becoming what he called a

The government in India has blocked hundreds of adult websites. An official said the crackdown is to prevent pornography becoming what he called a

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Artist Ai Weiwei's confiscated passport returned after 4 years

A Chinese free speech advocate and who was held in secret detention for 81 days says that Beijing authorities have returned his passport. Ai Weiwei

A Chinese free speech advocate and who was held in secret detention for 81 days says that Beijing authorities have returned his passport. Ai Weiwei

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Portuguese media uproar over 'censorship' law proposal

Portuguese media are up in arms over a proposed law that would force them to submit their election coverage plans for approval by a committee or face

Portuguese media are up in arms over a proposed law that would force them to submit their election coverage plans for approval by a committee or face

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Stars at "Child 44" premiere saddened by reported Russian ban

As the whiff of censorship becomes ever-stronger in Russia the Sir Ridley Scott-produced "Child 44" about the Soviet Union's most infamous serial killer is reportedly banned

As the whiff of censorship becomes ever-stronger in Russia the Sir Ridley Scott-produced "Child 44" about the Soviet Union's most infamous serial killer is reportedly banned

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Russia bans film adaptation of 'Child 44'

Russia’s Ministry of Culture has blocked the screening of Child 44, a film adaptation of Tom Rob Smith’s novel about the hunt for a Soviet-era serial

Russia’s Ministry of Culture has blocked the screening of Child 44, a film adaptation of Tom Rob Smith’s novel about the hunt for a Soviet-era serial

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'Anti-Russian' controversy surrounds Oscar nominated film Leviathan

Russian film Leviathan has been lauded internationally and received two Oscar nominations. But back home, the drama has come in for heavy criticism.

Russian film Leviathan has been lauded internationally and received two Oscar nominations. But back home, the drama has come in for heavy criticism.

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Hong Kong protests make waves off the grid

The FireChat messaging app is fast becoming one of the most popular tools for defying communication blocks during Hong Kong’s pro-democracy

The FireChat messaging app is fast becoming one of the most popular tools for defying communication blocks during Hong Kong’s pro-democracy

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Protest for media freedom in Moscow

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Moscow to protest against Russian media coverage of the crisis in Ukraine. Many of the slogans at

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Moscow to protest against Russian media coverage of the crisis in Ukraine. Many of the slogans at

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Turkey court orders end of YouTube ban, echoing Twitter ruling

A Turkish court has ordered a blanket ban on YouTube to be lifted, citing another ruling this week that scrapped a similar ban on Twitter. The

A Turkish court has ordered a blanket ban on YouTube to be lifted, citing another ruling this week that scrapped a similar ban on Twitter. The

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#Twitterisblockedinturkey trends on Twitter

It may have been blocked in Turkey, but Twitter is leading the charge in publicising the restrictions being faced by Turkish

It may have been blocked in Turkey, but Twitter is leading the charge in publicising the restrictions being faced by Turkish

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Turkish internet users get creative and outsmart Twitter block

Turkish Internet users were quick to come up with ways around the Twitter block. The hashtag #TwitterisblockedinTurkey quickly became one of the

Turkish Internet users were quick to come up with ways around the Twitter block. The hashtag #TwitterisblockedinTurkey quickly became one of the

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Turkey's controversial internet law gets presidential approval

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has approved a new law tightening control of the Internet . It will enable the authorities to block access to web

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has approved a new law tightening control of the Internet . It will enable the authorities to block access to web

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Critics slam new internet curbs in Turkey

A vote in Turkey’s parliament to tighten government control over the internet has sparked condemnation at home and abroad. It will mean that

A vote in Turkey’s parliament to tighten government control over the internet has sparked condemnation at home and abroad. It will mean that

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Google report highest ever government censorship requests

Google’s latest data shows the number of requests from governments to remove content from its services is higher than ever before. The

Google’s latest data shows the number of requests from governments to remove content from its services is higher than ever before. The

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Cuba: change from within

They are artists, intellectuals or bloggers, and they want Cuba to open up to the world. Whether they are dissidents or not, a new generation of

They are artists, intellectuals or bloggers, and they want Cuba to open up to the world. Whether they are dissidents or not, a new generation of

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China's strike-hit paper to publish as normal

A reformist Chinese newspaper at the centre of a row about freedom of expression in the country will be published as normal tomorrow according to one

A reformist Chinese newspaper at the centre of a row about freedom of expression in the country will be published as normal tomorrow according to one

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'Film and cameras are weapons' - Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi

Euronews reporter Wolfgang Spindler spoke to the exiled Iranian filmmaker of Kurdish ethnicity Bahman Ghobadi. The director speaks about making

Euronews reporter Wolfgang Spindler spoke to the exiled Iranian filmmaker of Kurdish ethnicity Bahman Ghobadi. The director speaks about making

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Ai Weiwei furious at parody video disappearance

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has criticised the government in Beijing after a parody video he made disappeared from Chinese websites. It is a

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has criticised the government in Beijing after a parody video he made disappeared from Chinese websites. It is a

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Ukrainian journalists protest against 'chilling' defamation bill

Ukrainian journalists on Monday protested outside the country’s parliament in Kiev against a new draft law that they say will restrict media

Ukrainian journalists on Monday protested outside the country’s parliament in Kiev against a new draft law that they say will restrict media

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YouTube under fire over anti-Islam film

YouTube is coming under pressure from governments worldwide over the film said to insult Islam. Parent firm Google has already rejected a request

YouTube is coming under pressure from governments worldwide over the film said to insult Islam. Parent firm Google has already rejected a request

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Russian censors take aim at kids TV

Television executives in Russia have a new censorship headache. But this time it is not critical news coverage that is in the government’s

Television executives in Russia have a new censorship headache. But this time it is not critical news coverage that is in the government’s