» 02/15/2006, 00.00
Yahoo laments censorship but Chinese bloggers want more resolve
Today, the US Congress will look into the workings of Yahoo, Miscosoft, Google and Cisco, judged to be too compliant with Chinese censorship "for the love of profits".
China censors internet aided by Microsoft, Yahoo, Cisco
The three giant international companies delete blog, filter news and set up censorship systems. Journalists are increasingly targeted.
20/02/2006 CHINA UNITED STATES
US draft bill to target companies that help China censor the internet
If approved the bill would impose fines up to US$ 2 million and five years in jail for companies that help the governments of China, Cuba, Iran, Libya and Myanmar enforce censorship.
Skype too allies itself with Chinese regime
The company's executive director admitted that its Chinese partner "filters and censors messages passing through the portal". There is a growing list of companies forgoing freedom of expression a "basic Internet philosophy" to keep their place in the Chinese market.
28/08/2007 UNITED STATES - CHINA
Yahoo! charged with helping Beijing suppress human rights
The World Organisation for Human Rights has appeared before a San Francisco court on behalf of two Chinese Journalists, arrested for having sent via internet articles critical of the government. Beijing was able tot race them thanks to the help of the information technology giant, which has admitted its guilt.
Beijing lays down new laws and closes three renowned websites
One site carried news and views about farmers' protests against their local authorities. The others criticized a cartoon programme screened by state television.
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