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The Obama administration is backing technology to help make the process of governing more open and transparent. ... The robots.txt file the Bush administration set up for Whitehouse.gov ran to almost 2377 lines and thereby stopped search engines logging a lot of the data found on the site. On the first day of the Barack administration the robots.txt file shrunk to two lines allowing, for the moment, search sites to index everything it...
 Barack Obama White House robots.txt censorship
World opinion is divided on the importance of having a free press, according to a poll conducted for the BBC World Service. Of those interviewed, 56% thought that freedom of the press was very important to ensure a free society. But 40% said it was more important to maintain social harmony and peace, even if it meant curbing the press's freedom to report news truthfully. Pollsters interviewed 11,344 people in 14 countries for the survey...

2007-12-10

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Surfing the Internet and the world shrinks to the size of a village. The farthest regions are just one click away. But taking a closer look, the infinite freedom of a virtual space is just an illusion. Why does not even one single website from North Korea exist? Why isn't there a website about the Tiananmen Massacre from within China, no right wing extremist propaganda from Germany, not one single Pin-Up girl from Iran, no criticism...
 Internet freedom censorship
Late last year, it emerged that the Pentagon had paid a private company, the Lincoln Group, to plant hundreds of stories in Iraqi newspapers. The stories - all supportive of US policy - were written by military personnel and then placed in Iraqi publications. And websites that appeared to be information sites on the politics of Africa and the Balkans were found to be run by the Pentagon. But the true extent of the Pentagon's...

2006-01-27

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Our mission is to educate people about the role of independent journalism in a democratic society and to tell The News That Didn't Make the News and why...
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A judge has temporarily overturned a decision by Miami's school board to ban a controversial children's book about Cuba from school libraries...

2006-07-25

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Wikipedia says the controversy raises questions about whether it is ethical for those with a vested interest in the subject to edit entries about it.

2006-02-09

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France Soir said it had published the cartoons to show that religious dogma had no place in a secular society. ... Under the headline Yes, we have the right to caricature God, France Soir ran a front page cartoon of Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and Christian gods floating on a cloud. It shows the Christian deity saying: Don't complain, Muhammad, we've all been caricatured here...

2006-02-01

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