Little “i” Internet: The “Innocence of Muslims” Video’s Impact on Free Speech

Over the past couple of years, Iran has not-so-secretly been building the foundations for an internal Iran-only version of the Internet, separated from the rest of the world.  Two weeks ago they took it out for a spin, shutting out Google properties such as Gmail and YouTube.  When many Iranians voiced their displeasure at losing [...]

Google, countries restrict access to controversial anti-Islam video

Over the past week, anti-American protests spread across North Africa and the Middle East in response to an American-made anti-Islam video that mocks the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a lecherous fraud. As a result, both Google and various countries have moved toward either restricting access to the controversial video or YouTube as a whole. After [...]

OSCE asks Tajikistan to restore access to YouTube

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has called for authorities in Tajikistan to unblock access to YouTube to ensure the free flow of information.  In the last two weeks, Tajik authorities blocked the file-sharing website as well as foreign and independent news websites after deadly clashes between security forces and armed rebels [...]

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