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Miss Turkey 2017 stripped of her crown due to a tweet which seems to support last year’s coup attempt

On September 22, 2017, Turkish and international media reported that the winner of Miss Turkey 2017, Itir Esen, was stripped of her crown just a few hours after winning the beauty pageant, due to a tweet she posted around the …

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Internet blocking attempts to combat the phenomenon of matriculation exams leaks

On June 14th it was posted that several voices in the Egyptian Education Ministry called for disabling Web services an hour prior to the Thanaweya Amma exams which are conducted between June 5-28 and will determine for some 570 thousand …

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The arrest of members of a band that has released a video which criticizes the Egyptian government

On May 11th it was reported that four young Egyptians, members of the Street Children band were detained for 15 days on charges of spreading on social networks and on their YouTube channel, a video, which was filmed by a …

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Software designed to allow Iranians to view internet content by bypassing governmental restrictions

On March 18th  it was published that a young Iranian-American had developed, from his home in California, a free and easy-to-use program that provides faster internet access for residents of Iran, bypassing the restrictions of the governing regime. Toosheh (توشه), …

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