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  • Israel struggles to keep cloak of secrecy over spy story

    February 13, 2013 | 6:12 am

    The mysterious death of an Australian prisoner in Israel has put the spotlight on a military-run censorship system that is finding it harder to black out secret information often only a mouse click away on the Internet.

    The case involves a man reported by Australia's ABC channel...

  • New internet censorship in Gaza

    September 4, 2012 | 10:52 am

    Many Gazans have long lamented that there’s not much to do in the Gaza Strip. There are no movie theaters, pool halls or bowling alleys -- all of which are seen as “un-Islamic.” And it’s not getting any better. In fact, now, curbs are being extended further – to the Internet.
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  • Proposed USC-Dubai journalism school concerns faculty and community

    By Bill Boyarsky

    October 29, 2008 | 8:27 pm

    Faculty members at the USC Annenberg School for Communications are deep into a controversy that should be of interest to the Jewish community.

    It concerns a proposal from USC for a $3 million contract for Annenberg to work with the American University in Dubai to create a journalism...

  • All I want for Ramadan is you!

    By Dennis Wilen

    September 1, 2008 | 1:25 am

    First of all, I want to wish a blessed Ramadan to all my Muslim cousins. May your month of fasting and prayer bring you closer to the God we all share.

    In many ways Ramadan sounds like our month of Elul and the High Holy Days, which include fasting, self-examination, charity,...

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  • Ahmadinejad: The next Hitler?

    By Joshua Yasmeh

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    From 1939 to 1945, during the Holocaust, 6 million Jews died atrocious deaths throughout Europe at the hands of Adolf Hitler.

    On Aug. 6, 2005, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assumed office as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a rise that could provoke the beginning of the next...

  • Exercise your right to read—without censorship

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The last week of September is Banned Books Week. Ever read a book from the "Harry Potter" series or "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"? Then you've read a banned book -- a book taken off of shelves in a classroom or library at one time because people complained about it....
  • U.S. Firms Kowtow to China Censorship

    By Martin Kaplan

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    If an American enters "Li Zhi" or "Shi Tao" in the search engine at Yahoo! News, more than 400 stories turn up, none of them flattering to Yahoo! But those articles won't appear if you search for those words, or countless others deemed subversive by officials, on a computer in China....

  • A Wolf Among ‘Sheep’

    By Rob Eshman

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Dick Wolf

    Dick Wolf lets out a low, audible groan at the mention of theV-chip. For years now, the creator and executive producer oftelevision's longest-running drama has spoken out against what hebelieves are the forces of censorship and intimidation lurking behindthe...

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