Category Archives: Censorship

Rausim! Social media and political protest in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea’s recent political upheavals follow an upsurge in the use of mobile phones, the internet and social media since the country’s telecommunications sector was deregulated in 2007. Mobile networks have expanded exponentially over the past five years to … Continue reading

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Repost: Twitter and Corporate Politics

This is a repost of a piece I wrote for the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific, published initially here. It is a bit more journalistic than Circuit’s usual style, but may be of interest. Next month, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Access Contested: Security, Identity and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace

We have one copy of this excellent book to give away – just scroll down and leave a comment to enter the draw! Last week Thailand became the first country in the world to endorse Twitter’s new censorship policy. Despite … Continue reading

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Singapore online: speaking up and acting out?

This post is co-authored with Natasha Cowan of Flinders University Organised via Facebook, the recent Occupy Singapore protest failed to attract any actual protestors, leaving foreign journalists disconsolate in their search for evidence of Singapore’s newly thriving political sphere. More … Continue reading

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Russia’s Internet: censorship, copyright and cronies

Just as in other BRICs, Internet use in Russia is increasing rapidly, averaging 30% growth per annum.  The country is also experiencing a social media boom – according to some sources, it has the most socially engaged media population on … Continue reading

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