Iranian Government Given a Month to Block WhatsApp

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 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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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'

'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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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?

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 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

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

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

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, 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’

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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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

'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