Iran shuts down magazine which called for negotiations with US

Iranian authorities shut down reformist magazine which warned against closing the Strait of Hormuz.Elad Benari, 5/13/2019, 6:40 AM

The Twitter complaint about my tweet on the Sri Lanka massacre

What exactly is wrong with wondering where all the leaders and people are (Muslim and non-Muslim alike) who are verbalizing  the “Our Father” and “Hail Mary” aloud in public — in solidarity with Christians after the  Sri Lanka Jihad Massacre? Jamie Glazov, 4/25/2019, 3:42 PM

It begins with censorship

There is a difference – and this is important – there is a difference between freedom to speak and freedom to talk back. Freedom to talk back is strictly policed - and if you think differently than they think you should, your words are terminated. Jack Engelhard, 4/24/2019, 3:30 PM

Netanyahu publicly flouts Poland's Holocaust Law

'Everybody knows Poles collaborated with the Nazis, its a fact,' says Netanyahu in Warsaw. Polish PM: 'Netanyahu's comments are surprising'.David Rosenberg, 2/14/2019, 10:46 PM

Iran bans Instagram over 'security concerns'

Iran’s National Cyberspace Council approves steps to block popular photo sharing app.Elad Benari, 1/3/2019, 4:12 AM

Google's selective social conscience

It bears asking why Google would push to develop a tool that threatens human liberty and dignity in China while refusing to renew a US gov't contract that would preserve our military edge over that country?Dr. Ted Gover, 8/26/2018, 6:40 AM

Turkish university grads arrested for mocking Erdogan

Four graduates of top Turkish university arrested for displaying cartoon mocking Turkish President at their graduation ceremony.Ben Ariel, 7/12/2018, 6:44 AM

Iran detains teenager over Instagram dance videos

Iran detains 18-year-old teenage girl who posted dance videos on Instagram against "moral norms".Elad Benari, 7/9/2018, 4:13 AM

Rouhani criticizes ban on Telegram

Iranian President says ban imposed on popular messaging app is “the opposite of democracy”.Elad Benari, 5/7/2018, 4:44 AM

Lithuanian bill would ban books critical of the country

Bill drafted following publication of book critical of Lithuania during Holocaust weighed after Poland adopts Holocaust censorship law.JTA, 4/3/2018, 2:20 PM

After banning Spielberg, Lebanon pulls drama about Israeli

Lebanon bans Australian drama "Jungle", which deals with the story of Israeli adventurer who got lost in the Bolivian Amazon.Ben Ariel, 1/16/2018, 6:36 AM

Report: Waze is once again working in Iran

Geographical navigation application working again in Iran after being blocked due to its Israeli background.Elad Benari, 1/16/2018, 3:45 AM

PM Netanyahu responds to new suit: It's an industry of fake news

PM Netanyahu slams left-wing newspaper for censoring Netanyahus' response to haredi woman's allegations.Orly Harari, 10/27/2017, 10:14 AM

Iran seeks to block Waze because of Israel

Iran working to block access to geographical navigation application which was founded by Israelis.Elad Benari, 10/10/2017, 3:45 AM

Amnesty criticizes both PA and Hamas

Amnesty International says both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas are guilty of restrictions of freedom of expression.Ben Ariel, 8/24/2017, 5:36 AM

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