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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 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 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

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 Nuke 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 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 Government Given a 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 Threats

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, 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

'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

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 People

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-Gov't 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

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 '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 Cracks Down 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 Iran Censorship Breakable

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’

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

Iran Launches Islamic YouTube Rival Website

Iran has launched its own video-sharing website to compete with Google’s YouTube, whose content is deemed inappropriate by Islamic regime.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/10/2012, 10:08 PM

Saudi Mufti: Cooperating with Media 'Major Crime'

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti issued a religious edict prohibiting Arabs from contacting or cooperating with foreign media outlets.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/11/2012, 7:41 PM

Hamas Restricts Journalists in Gaza

Hamas terrorists have imposed new censorship restrictions on journalists – both local and foreign – in Gaza.Chana Ya'ar, 9/28/2011, 12:20 PM

Top Ten Movies that Iran Fears

Dictatorships work hard to control the content of films. A blogger compiles a surprising list of films suppressed by Iran and other countries. Gil Ronen, 10/11/2010, 1:06 PM

'Draw Mohammed Day' Event

'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day' is held in answer to threats and censorship, but leads to more censorship--by Pakistan.Maayana Miskin, 5/22/2010, 9:39 PM