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7 August 2012 | Knight CenterEl Observador criticized the Uruguayan government of issuing a decree that censors violent images prior to their publication in the news. According to the newspaper, the alleged ban is the government's strategy to avoid "public exposure to violence" in the country, since research shows that insecurity is the population's main concern. On Friday, Aug. 3, the Uruguayan government officially denied the censorship accusations, reported the news site La Red 21. The government said that the article was incorrect and was the opposite of what the administration had published about the subject, according to the government's press release. "The Executive Power did not issue any decree forbidding the publishing of images, as the 1988 provisions that authorized prior censorship were revoked," the release said.
7 August 2012 | V3.co.ukBBC, the bribery ring netted a profit of thousands of pounds. It is still not known what type of content was deleted from search postings. Baidu has a history of censorship scandals. The company reportedly sacked four employees following an investigation. Three of the unnamed employees were arrested. The fourth fired employee faced no criminal charges but was accused of being a co-conspirer by Baidu. Baidu is currently China's most used web search service. According to iResearch statistics the company held a 74 per cent online search market share in 2011. The Baidu scandal points to the larger concern of online censorship in China. The company was sued for governmental censorship last year. A group of Chinese residents in New York sued the search company for conspiring to censor pro-democratic content. While corporate bribery is a major crime in China, the incident could still be a cause for concern in the country's business scene. Former China Mobile vice chairman Zhang Chunjiang was arrested for taking over USD 1m in bribes as of 2011. Chunjiang was accused of giving out favorable contracts in return for bribe money. The former corporate vice president was sentenced to death for accepting the bribes.
7 August 2012 | Reading Table