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Tajikistan Government Blocks Three News Sites

In light of Muslim unrest in Tajikistan, national government authorities there have restricted access to the three main news providers,,, and When interviewed, Avesta’s editor-in-chief Zafar Abdullayev criticized the political move: “This is a restriction on freedom of speech. We are trying to objectively report on the unrest in the east but […]

Internet filter becomes an issue in Australian election campaign

The controversial plan to filter the Internet could be dead in the water after the Liberal-National Coalition, the main opposition group in the Australian parliament, declared it opposed the policy. The current Australian Government announced the filter two years ago as part of its cyber safety program to protect children from pornography and offensive material. With […]