Internet Сensorship Weekly Report: Russia, Venezuela, South Korea ,Thailand

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Russia

Recently famous blogger and a leader of anti-corruption protest, Alexei Navalny was taken to prison for 15 days on charges. This person was one arrested last week in protests against political corruptive actions in the country. Navalny is leading voice in demanding political and social reform in Russian Federation, spreadheading on-line campaign directed against present Prime Minister V.Putin for the past couple of years.

Political decent grows in this come country, state starts new affairs in the offensive sphere. Last week for example the interior ministry suggested some issues concerning internet anonymity. Major – general A. Moshkov stated: “social web with its advantages too often give a potential threat for the basics of society ”. He states the goal of the ban presented would be to strike political radical point of view not to provide a potential threat for society. The arrest of Navalny aroused much questions. This may be the beginning of campaign pressuring sites and tech companies, social media sites starting real name policies.

EFF stands by in providing the rights for user anonymity on-line, it opposes some attempts to impede the necessary rights in the name of government security.

Venezuela

Accounts on twitter where all the critics is placed , the critics about Chavez regime was attacked by the wave of hacking the past months by a group of presidents’ policies. Global voices gave a report recently that collected some reactions of activists, artists, scholars who had the accounts compromised.

Many speculated that the government is responsible for the hacking. The group N33 prepared a press release made in Spanish. They claimed their motivation to silence critics of the president. They have even asked Twitter closing paradoic accounts of Chavez, the company continues ignoring the requests.

Thailand

On Thursday American blogger recently sentenced to two and half years in Thai prison for publishing and translating excerpts of King Bhumibol Adulyadej biography on his blog , a Thai- born U.S. citizen denied the charges but pleaded some guilty in October for lessening the sentence.

We are witnessing a game of command imposed on Thai netizens. Since then it office, Prime Minister Yingluck shinawarta has shown it to be much more worse then it was expected.

The U.S. government acknowledged the news that stated that it is a great trouble of the incident, it is not known exactly what the state department would take as an action on behalf.

EFF gives the Reports With no Borders in the arrest of activists, bloggers, journalists in this country.

South Korea

The Communication Standards commission of this country recently launched a campaign monitoring ‘’illicit content” on social sites. A team that numbers eight members will be charged with the task of studying sites such twitter, Facebook, smartphone applications for illegal content that refers to gambling, false information, drug abuse etc.”

Officials claim they enacted the program in order to limit North Korean propaganda as a part of wide crackdown on national sympathies for the neighboring states. Critics of the program however dispute it is a cover for the real motivation of silencing voices dissident to the government. The commission should immediately cease its anachronistic act of freedom of expression.

EFF expresses negative opinions concerning attacks of free on-line expression specially for South Korea’s history of censorship and legalizing in the name of copyright.

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