Thailand: Court shuts down 400 websites upon petition of info ministry

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2008

A Thai court issued recently three orders to shut down 400 websites, 344 of which, media reports said, carried material disrespecting the country's royal family.

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Have parliamentary select committee instead of taskforce to control Internet

Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2007

The Malaysian government has decided to set up a taskforce to study how existing legislation can be use to control websites and blog with purportedly "pornographic and seditious" content. The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned that this marks the start of official censorship of the Internet, despite government assurances to the contrary. It [...]

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Burma: IFJ welcomes reallowing access to independent news site

Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today welcomed the lifting of the ban on the Mizzima website in Burma, terming it a move in the right direction.

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Third website under investigation

Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

A third website is under investigation for discussing Islam. Attacks spearheaded by Malay-language newspapers have targetted one website a month since October.

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Healthy debates important for 'sensitive issues'

Posted on Friday, November 19th, 2004

Internet censorship surfaces again as online forum 'Malaysia Boleh' is being investigated under the Sedition Act. The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned about the threats made against the web-based 'Malaysia Boleh' forum following a Harian Metro report about the website. The Sedition Act 1948 is being used to silence opinion. This does not [...]

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Protect public’s right to free speech

Posted on Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) condemns calls for the Internal Security Act to be used against webmasters, in the wake of criticisms of a post on a local weblog.

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