PA releases journalists who 'leaked sensitive information'

PA releases five journalists arrested under new electronic crimes law.Elad Benari, 8/15/2017, 4:44 AM

Abbas okays order imprisoning critics of Palestinian Authority

Order provides for sentences from 1 year to life imprisonment for violators; 30 sites blocked, 5 journalists arrested under law so far.Mordechai Sones, 8/13/2017, 3:09 PM

Abbas cracks down on social media and news sites

PA chairman issues decree allowing his government to jail anyone on charges of harming "national unity".Elad Benari, Canada, 8/12/2017, 1:53 AM

Sweden’s libraries destroy Pippi Longstocking children’s books

Council admits libraries discard copies of classic children’s book for 'racist' expressions; one journalist claims books are being burned.Mordechai Sones, 7/20/2017, 7:22 PM

Abbas blocks rivals' news sites

Ramallah government blocks at least 11 news websites, run by Abbas rivals.Elad Benari, 6/16/2017, 5:04 AM

Egypt blocks newspaper website over 'support for terrorism'

Egypt blocks website of one of its most prominent financial newspapers as it continues media blackout.Elad Benari, 5/29/2017, 3:37 AM

Turkish court rejects Wikipedia's appeal

Turkish court rejects Wikipedia's appeal against a government decision to block access to its website.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/5/2017, 11:08 PM

Iran blocks calls on popular messaging app

Iran’s judiciary blocks voice calls on Telegram, following arrest of people who ran reformist channels on the app.Ben Ariel, 4/20/2017, 5:46 AM

Watered down clean internet bill passes first reading

Bill that would have required ISPs in Israel to block inappropriate websites passes first reading in the Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2016, 5:42 AM

Orwellian EU tells UK press to stop saying 'Islamic terrorists'

EU report wants UK media to omit any mention of Islam when Muslim individuals are involved in terrorism.Gary Willig, 10/6/2016, 7:41 PM

Rabbi suspended from lecturing in IDF to return to duties

Rabbi returns to duties after he was suspended for discussing bus segregation in public lecture.Shlomo Pyutrokowski, 9/12/2016, 7:34 PM

Multicultural censorship of literary masterpieces

Have you read Ali Baba and the Forty Ownership-challenged Muslims? Or has it been taken off the shelves for Islamophobic tendencies? Giulio Meotti, 6/24/2016, 1:02 PM

UN ends ban on Zionism display - partially

Following harsh criticism by Israeli Ambassador, UN reverses decision barring Zionism display.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2016, 10:13 PM

White House censors French President on 'Islamic terrorism'

As Obama admin continues to avoid the term 'Islamic terrorism', White House censors French President during Washington visit.David Rosenberg, 4/2/2016, 10:12 PM

Turkey blocks social media following Ankara attack

Turkish court bans access to Facebook and Twitter after images from Ankara attack were shared on them.Ben Ariel, 3/14/2016, 12:14 AM

MK Eichler asks why terror victim privacy law is ignored

Eichler explains new bill banning publication of victim's name before approval, asks Shaked why privacy censor law isn't enforced.Ben Shaul, 2/15/2016, 4:23 PM

Is this headline safe?

Jack Engelhard, 12/20/2015, 7:38 AM

PA shuts down newspaper over report on deal with Israel

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed's Ramallah bureau shut down after it reported about PA's security coordination with Israel.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/6/2015, 9:30 PM

Censor: TV Divulged Top Secret During War

Outgoing military censor Sima Vaknin-Gil says Channel 2 reporter revealed IDF planning during Gaza war, causing serious harm to security.Gil Ronen, 8/30/2015, 10:45 PM

After Barak Scandal, Official Warns Leaks Lose Lives

Former Cabinet Secretary reveals in special Arutz Sheva interview how security leaks are too common in Israel - and can kill.Shimon Cohen, 8/24/2015, 9:00 PM

Iran Suspends Newspaper that Criticized Nuclear Deal

Iran's Press Supervisory Board suspends 9 Dey, a hardline newspaper that criticized Iranian negotiators.Elad Benari, 8/4/2015, 4:46 AM

Iran Bans Weekly for Criticizing Nuclear Talks

Ultra-conservative weekly in Iran banned for criticizing the government over its negotiations with world powers.Ben Ariel, 2/17/2015, 5:16 AM

Hareidi Paper that Cropped Out Women: No Apology

After international attention, Hamevaser's editor says hareidi readers simply do not want to see photographs of women.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 1/15/2015, 4:59 PM

Iran Censoring 'Offensive' Images on Instagram

Iran has started censoring images posted on photo sharing app Instagram, removing content deemed "offensive".Ben Ariel, 12/26/2014, 5:44 AM

Khamenei Pardons Iranian Blogger Who Visited Israel

Hossein Derakhshan, a blogger who was sentenced to 19 years in prison over his writings, pardoned by Iran's Supreme Leader.Ben Ariel, 11/21/2014, 4:44 AM

Iranian Court Gives Government One Month to Block WhatsApp

Iran's judiciary gives the government one month to block WhatsApp and other instant messaging services which have "immoral content".Ben Ariel, 9/22/2014, 3:16 AM

Saudi Arabia Bans Books by Pro-Brotherhood Authors

Saudi authorities ban the sale of books by two Islamist authors known to be sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/4/2014, 2:17 AM

Iranian Court Orders Ban on Instagram

In latest censorship move, Iranian court orders photo-sharing app Instagram to be blocked over privacy concerns.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/23/2014, 11:12 PM

Iran Bans WhatsApp Because of 'Zionist Connection'

Iran bans access to WhatsApp due to its connection with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.Elad Benari, 5/4/2014, 5:36 AM

Saudi Arabia Orders 'Anti-Islamic' Website Closed

A Saudi court orders the permanent closure of a liberal website for publishing "anti-Islamic content."Elad Benari, 4/14/2014, 6:30 AM

Erdogan Threatens to Probe Twitter for Tax Evasion

Turkey’s Prime Minister accuses Twitter of tax evasion, pledges to launch a probe against it.Elad Benari, 4/13/2014, 5:35 AM

Turkey Lifts Block on Twitter

Turkey lifts its block on Twitter, 24 hours after its highest court overturned the ban.Elad Benari, 4/4/2014, 1:14 AM

Turkey Threatens to Block More Websites

Sources in Ankara say Turkey could block access to other social media platforms, after YouTube and Twitter were already blocked.Elad Benari, 3/28/2014, 3:12 AM

Erdogan Defends Twitter Ban

Turkey's Prime Minister confirms he gave the orders to shut down Twitter, claims the site was breaking Turkey's laws.Elad Benari, 3/24/2014, 4:43 AM

Turkey Stops Users Who Got Around Twitter Ban

Turkish government blocks access to Google DNS which many had been using in order to bypass the ban on Twitter.Elad Benari, 3/23/2014, 6:18 AM

Turkey's Twitter Ban Met with Condemnation

White House, State Department and even Turkey's president criticize Ankara's banning of popular social networking site.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/21/2014, 11:39 PM

Twitter Out in Turkey After Erdogan Threatens to Block It

Twitter users in Turkey complain of widespread outages, hours after PM Erdogan threatens to "eradicate" the social network.Elad Benari, 3/21/2014, 2:13 AM

Erdogan Threatens to Ban YouTube and Facebook

Amid pressure over corruption scandal, Turkey's prime minister threatens to take Internet censorship even further.Elad Benari, 3/7/2014, 5:43 AM

Iranian Minister: We Won't be Able to Ban Facebook Forever

Iran’s Culture Minister admits his country will not be able to forever ban popular websites.Elad Benari, 3/5/2014, 6:29 AM

Turkish President Signs Internet Censorship Law

Despite protests, Turkey's president Abdullah Gul signs law that tightens controls over web use.Elad Benari, 2/19/2014, 5:13 AM

Protests Rage in Turkey over Internet Censorship, Corruption

Turkish police use tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating against invasive Internet laws.Tova Dvorin, 2/9/2014, 8:39 AM

Khamenei Bans Chatting Between Unrelated Men and Women

Iran’s Supreme Leader bans online chatting between unrelated men and women as Iran's Foreign Minister praises "Iranian democracy."Elad Benari, 1/7/2014, 6:42 AM

Iran Arrests 16 for Helping 'Anti-Government Websites'

Iran's Revolutionary Guard arrests 16 accused of providing material to “anti-government websites”.Elad Benari, 12/5/2013, 4:16 AM

Iran to Review Censorship on Books

Rouhani's regime continues to revamp the rules on censorship, will review books that have been barred from publication.Elad Benari, 10/22/2013, 6:13 AM

Arab Journalists Demand that Hamas Stop Censoring Media

A group of journalists in Ramallah have launched a petition to reopen the Gaza bureaus of Ma'an and Al Arabiya.Elad Benari, 10/21/2013, 5:44 AM

Hamas Criticized for Censorship of Media

Factions in the Palestinian Authority were angry with Hamas over its censorship of Al Arabiya and the Ma’an news agency in Gaza.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/27/2013, 1:36 AM

Hamas Censors News Outlets for Distributing 'False News'

Hamas closes Ma'an and Al Arabiya in Gaza, claims the two distribute "false news regarding the smear campaign against Hamas and Gaza."Elad Benari, 7/26/2013, 1:12 AM

Iran’s Rouhani Set to Revamp Censorship?

Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani may be set to revamp the country’s censorship , according to a speech he delivered in Tehran.Chana Ya'ar, 7/8/2013, 9:35 PM

Jordan Joins Middle East in Crackdown on Journalists

Jordan has joined other Muslim nations in the region in cracking down on journalists and media outlets in the country.Chana Ya'ar, 7/3/2013, 12:17 PM

Rowhani Welcomes Facebook, Rejects Segregation

Iran's president-elect expresses progressive views about civil liberties, freedom of expression and the internet.Elad Benari, 7/3/2013, 5:12 AM

Video: Angry Egyptian TV Host Resigns On Air

Egyptian TV host Gamal Al-Shaer resigned live on air after the government censored his show.Elad Benari, 7/1/2013, 6:13 AM

Exclusive: Hacker Says Iranian Censorship Can Be Bypassed

An Israeli hacker says it’s easy to bypass Iranian censorship, as tight as it is. "Possible camouflage measures are widely available."Chana Ya'ar, 6/13/2013, 1:03 PM

Saudi Arabia May Ban Skype, WhatsApp, Viber

Saudi Arabia may ban Skype, WhatsApp and Viber if the software firms don’t give the government with a way to monitor user communications. Chana Ya'ar, 3/27/2013, 11:19 AM

Iran Jails 12 Journalists as ‘Collaborators’ With Foreign Media

A dozen more journalists have been arrested and jailed in Iran on suspicion of cooperating with Persian-language foreign media outlets. Chana Ya'ar, 2/28/2013, 1:55 PM

Ex-Mossad Man: No Room for Censor in Internet Age

Gad Shimron: Israel should have published details of Prisoner X case instead of letting Australia's ABC do so.Gil Ronen, 2/14/2013, 5:45 PM

State Censor: Gag Order Was Court's Idea, Not Ours

Don't blame the State Censor, said Sima Vaknin-Gil, who heads the Censor's Office, for a 'coverup' in the 'Prisoner X' caseDavid Lev, 2/14/2013, 3:54 PM

Iran Arrests 11 Journalists

Iran has arrested and taken into custody nearly a dozen journalists, accusing them of cooperation with foreign news outlets.Chana Ya'ar, 1/28/2013, 1:18 PM