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[News] Bad Examples of Civil Rights in China and Venezuela (Censorship, Jail)

  • Subject: [News] Bad Examples of Civil Rights in China and Venezuela (Censorship, Jail)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 01:45:59 +0000
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Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo sentenced to 11 years in jail

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| One of China's most prominent human rights 
| activists was condemned today to 11 years in 
| prison, prompting a furious backlash from 
| domestic bloggers and international civil 
| society groups.
| Liu Xiaobo, the founder of the Charter 08 
| campaign for constitutional reform, was given 
| the unusually harsh jail term on Christmas Day 
| in an apparent attempt to minimise 
| international attention.


(en) Venezuela, Anarchist journal El Libertario #57 - To defend the right of social protest!

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| From Venezuela, a group of social 
| organizations and human rights, students and 
| academic groups as well as different 
| individuals, launch this call for a campaign 
| to defend the right to protest, which today is 
| being systematically violated by the 
| government of Hugo ChÃvez.



Chinese domain crackdown targets smut sites

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| Chinese regulators have started to request
| business licences and paperwork before
| allowing future .cn domain registrations.


Microsoft Claims It Fixed Bing's Chinese Search 'Bug'

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| Microsoft claims it fixed a controversial
| "bug" that made Bing Image Search deliver
| uniformly pro-Chinese-government results
| to politically sensitive queries inputted
| in Simplified Chinese.
| Bing came under fire on Nov. 20 from New
| York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who
| accused Microsoft of "craven kowtowing" to
| the Chinese government by offering
| "sanitized pro-Communist results" in
| response to Bing searches in Simplified
| Chinese for terms such as "Tiananmen" and
| "Dalai Lama."


Microsoft Talks China Outsourcing

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| Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) has outsourced more
| than $100 million of business to China in
| 2009, qq.com reported December 3 citing Wang
| Ying, Senior Director of Microsoft China R&D
| Group's China Outsourcing Center.


Boycott Microsoft Bing

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| If you search a term on Bing that is
| politically sensitive in China, in English
| the results are legitimate. Search
| ×âÅTiananmen×â and you×ââll find out about the
| army firing on pro-democracy protesters in
| 1989. Search Dalai Lama, Falun Gong and you
| also get credible results. Conduct the
| search in complex Chinese characters (the
| kind used in Taiwan and Hong Kong) and on
| the whole you still get authentic results.
| But conduct the search with the simplified
| characters used in mainland China, then you
| get sanitized pro-Communist results. This is
| especially true of image searches. Magic! No
| Tiananmen Square massacre. The Dalai Lama
| becomes an oppressor. Falun Gong believers
| are villains, not victims.


NYT's Kristof: Boycott Bing

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| Kristof's objection, outlined in a blog post
| this afternoon, centers around his
| observation that searches conducted using
| simplified Chinese characters in Bing return
| "sanitized pro-Communist results" not just
| in China but around the world. He questions
| Microsoft's claim that the results are
| determined by search algorithms, not its
| corporate policy. Here's an excerpt from his
| post.


Bing Censoring All Simplified Chinese Language Queries


Bing Search Tainted by Pro-Microsoft Results

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| The first of the search results about the Microsoft Word question linked to a
| page about how expensive Manhattan is (Is Microsoft competing with Manhattan
| now?). The top responses to the "Is Microsoft Evil?" question were, get this,
| a link to a New York Times story about whether or not Google is considered
| evil, a link about proxy servers, and a link to a story about Microsoft being
| charitable. Wow.

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