(Daily Caller) Twitter has censored, putting an end to a Pro-Second Amendment ad campaign aimed at gathering signatures for a petition against an initiative to require background checks on ammunition purchases in California — the Coalition for Civil Liberties ran the advertisement (seen above) for two weeks before Twitter pulled the ad.
The ad campaign has reached over 118,000 people on Twitter & Facebook before Twiter shut it down without explanation.
As I’ve written previously about the China regime Internet police: ‘Free speech is essential in the pursuit of learning, every idea or thought is not an avenue of incitement…’
(Amnesty Intl) Prominent China Beijing Journalist and Columnist Jia Jia went missing while at the Beijing airport about to board a flight to Hong Kong this week.
Friends fear that his disappearance may be related to an open letter published online on the 04 March, calling for China regime President Xi Jinping to resign, the letter has subsequently been removed by China censors.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said in a statement Thursday, that they are “deeply concerned by Chinese Journalist Jia Jia’s disappearance.”
Shortly before Jia’s disappearance he had informed friends that he believed police were looking for him in relation to the open letter first published at Canyu — Wen Yunchao a New York based Blogger and friend of Jia told CPJ, Jia said that police had gone to the homes of several of his relatives asking them about Jia’s involvement in the publication of the letter.
H/T: William Nee
(RFA) China regime held 23 Journalists and 84 Bloggers/Netizens behind bars in 2015 as the country fell yet another place in the Global Press Freedom Index — The majority of the online writers detained or imprisoned in 2015 were either Tibetan Bloggers or Reporters for the Sichuan province based rights group ‘Tianwang’ RSF said in its year end report.
On the 09 December, I wrote here that China is ranked last among countries included in the Freedom House 2015 Freedom on the Net report published in October. Globally the report warned Internet freedom has declined for the 5th year running.
- Flashback: Remember in 2009 when then Secy of State Hillary Clinton said that money and climate change are more important than human rights in China.
More here on China Regime Censorship and Abuse of Reporters
@HillaryClinton Naively Believes that China Regime Investment
in its Great Firewall will Somehow Benefit Chinese Citizens
(CDT) China regime is ranked last among the countries included in Freedom House 2015 Freedom on the Net report published in October — Globally the report warns Internet freedom has declined for the 5th year running. The practice of requiring companies to participate in ‘censorship’ is well established in China and is spreading elsewhere, while privacy, anonymity and encryption are under broad attack.
Flashback: Following Obama’s November 2014 trip to the APEC Summit in Beijing and his call for free and open Internet (which was about the same time China state media said that “Obama does not have the political capacity and resources to solve issues, he is powerless to solve the structural problems in the United States. Obama has not helped his country secure more global resources…” I digress)
China Digital Times reported that China issued a directive to all media forbidding then to report on Obama’s appeal.
Read the full report here Freedom on the Net 2015 — Freedom House
(Truth Revolt) Planned Butcherhood Attempts to Censor Undercover
Sting Videos by Sending ‘Threatening Letters’ to TV Stations
H/T: Life News
(The Independent) Saudi Arabia hypocrites host UN backed Human Rights summit while Blogger Raif Badawi imprisoned and sentenced to 10 years according to Amnesty Intl will receive 1000 lashes for insulting Islam.
In 2014 Badawi was found guilty by a Saudi court for insulting ‘Islamic values’ by promoting liberal thought and ‘going beyond the realm of obedience’ in 2012 by suggesting the kingdom should become more democratic.
Flashback: On the 02 June, the Natl Review reported that the ‘Clinton Foundation’ accepted millions of dollars in donations from the Saudi kingdom together with lavish gifts to Hillary Clinton from the late King Abdullah while she was Secy of State.
More here from CBC News Montreal