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2009-11-16 14:30:00

After disrupting a meeting of free-speech advocates in Egypt, the UN is being criticized for stifling debate about net censorship.

2008-08-20 06:00:26

Text of press release published by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on 19 August New York, 19 August: Research published today by OpenNet Initiative says that more than 50 websites related to news, human rights, and pro-Tibet groups were blocked in Beijing and in the Olympics Main Press Centre as the Games were about to begin.

2005-06-24 20:00:00

The Iranian government has tightened its control over the Internet, increasingly blocking content in its national language of Farsi and restricting what citizens can publish through Web journals, Western researchers say.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.