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RSF: Two journalists charged in Bahrain; information ministry steps up internet filtering

“Reporters Without Borders is concerned about freedom of expression in Bahrain. In the past couple of months, two journalists have been charged because of what they wrote and the information ministry has stepped up Internet filtering,” the organisation reports.

“Around 600 websites are currently blocked in Bahrain and online censorship has become more extensive since 21 April, when the authorities ordered that access to the Washington-based news website Aafaq.org, Ghada Jamsheer’s women’s rights blog Bahrain-eve and the blog aggregator Bahrainblogs.org should also be blocked.”

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RSF: Iran blocks 20 websites

The Iranian government has blocked a host of feminist websites and sites run by independent journalists in a crackdown on online censorship.

RSF says the move is part of preparation for the country’s presidential election next year.

ISPs have been urged to censor content, while site editors will face court proceedings.