Tag Archives: censorship

How President Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into Putin’s Russia

Erdogan is driving out business people and the well-educated – the economic forces he needs to achieve his goal of transforming the country into a great power.

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Social Media in China: The Great Distraction

Worried about social media helping to create popular movements, China runs an elaborate system of censorship and manipulation.

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How Sgt. Pepper Arrived in Yugoslavia

Communist censorship kept Sgt. Pepper away from the ears of people behind the iron curtain.

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Britain’s Tabloid Cancer

How have the British paid a steep price for their appetite for gossip and the unnecessary details of grizzly crimes?

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Julian Assange: Villain or Hero?

Why should the United States actually thank WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange?

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The Internal Logic of China’s Political Development

Why is positive political change in China less likely to come from outside pressure than from continued economic growth?

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Bahrain’s Brutal Crackdown on Doctors

How is Bahrain violating the Geneva Convention by its brutal crackdown on physicians?

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Ai Weiwei on Modern China

Why is Chinese artist Ai Weiwei an outspoken critic of China’s government?

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Re-Democratizing Russia

Does Dmitry Medvedev’s first address as Russia’s President suggest a re-democratization of Russia?

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A Russian Oligarch Faces the “Streisand Effect”

What happens when Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov tries to buy Arsenal, the world’s top football club — and runs into media trouble?

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