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Welcome to program 97 of VOA Radiogram from the Voice of America.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Washington.

Here is the lineup for today's program, all in MFSK32 except
where noted:

  1:49 Program preview (now)
  3:36 Media restictions in Azerbaijan
  5:29 Media restrictions in Kyrgyzstan
  6:37 Website of English-language Moscow Times disrupted*
10:46 BBC considers adding a Korean service*
15 46 China blocks VPNs and may step up net censorship*
24:14 New material promises faster computer chips*
27:29 Closing announcements
28:52 Contestia 32-1000: Bonus mode of the week

* with image

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From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:

Azerbaijan's Aliyev Signs Law Simplifying Media Shutdowns

By RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service
February 04, 2015

BAKU -- Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a law
making it easier for his government to shut down media outlets,
particularly those with foreign financing.

Under amendments to the Caspian Sea state's law on mass media,
any outlet that receives financing from abroad or is found guilty
of defamation twice in a year can be shut down by a court ruling.

The legislation was passed by parliament on December 16 and
signed by Aliyev on February 3.

Ten days after parliament approved the amendments, investigators
and armed police raided RFE/RL's bureau in the capital, Baku,
confiscating computers and holding staff members in a room for
several hours.

Prosecutors said at the time that the raid was part of an ongoing
investigation into RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service as a
foreign-funded entity.

Advocacy groups say Aliyev's government has targeted independent
media as part of what Human Rights Watch recently called a
"horrific crackdown" on civil society and critics.


Kyrgyzstan Seeks Stronger Power To Shut Media Outlets

By RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service
January 30, 2015

BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's government has proposed legislation that
would allow it to shut down media outlets without court

Justice Ministry spokesman Emir Zulpuev told RFE/RL on January 30
that under proposed amendments to the Central Asian nations law
on media, the ministry would be empowered to close media outlets
if their owners are pronounced dead or and there is no legal

Zulpuev said a media outlet could also be shut down if its
owner's company is liquidated or if the owner's legal status as
an entrepreneur is annulled.

He said the bill would also enable the Ministry of Culture,
Information and Tourism to file lawsuits against media outlets on
the basis of public complaints.

The amendments also would oblige media outlets to inform Justice
Ministry about chief editors' change.

Media rights advocates in the former Soviet republic said such a
law would be a powerful instrument in the hands of the state and
could be used to crack down on independent and opposition media.


Moscow Times Website Downed, Newspaper Suspects 'Targeted Attack'

February 5, 2015

The website of The Moscow Times, the most prominent
English-language newspaper in Russia, was inaccessible for around
24 hours after what the paper said it believed was a "targeted

The Moscow Times said on Twitter on February 4 that it was
"experiencing technical problems caused by what appears to be a
targeted attack."

The tweet did not say who the paper believed was behind it.

The site was still inaccessible nearly 24 hours later. Service
was finally restored sometime around midday February 5.

The Moscow Times contains editorials and opinion pieces that are
sometimes critical of President Vladimir Putin and his


See also the Moscow Times report on Russia's international TV
channel RT:

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BBC Mulling News Service to North Korea

Yeon Cheol Lee
February 02, 2015

The British Broadcasting Corporation is considering a news
service to North Korea.

But in an e-mail to the VOA Korean service, BBC International
Communications chief Charlotte Morgan said there are "significant
barriers" to a viable news service in the communist country that
include lack of Internet access and strict media controls.

Last week, James Harding, BBC News and Current Affairs Director,
released a "Future of News" report that mentioned the emergence
of audiences of need. The report said the BBC World Service
found the need "to provide independent, reliable information to
people who sorely need it is growing."

The broadcaster closed five World Service language operations in
2011. The latest "Future of News" report wants that trend

In 2013, BBC considered adding a Korean service to broadcast to
North Korea. The plan was scrapped due to limitations to direct
transmission by a foreign broadcaster from South Korea.

VOA has broadcast in Korean since 1942. The governments of South
Korea, Japan, China and Russia also provide Korean language
programing for people in North Korea.

Jee Abbey Lee contributed to this report, which was produced in
collaboration with VOA's Korean Service.


More about the BBC Future of News report:


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China's Net Blocking Signals Larger Web Crackdown

Doug Bernard
February 03, 2015

WASHINGTON - A recent move by Beijing to block access to several
VPN services has angered some Chinese free speech activists who
use the tools to get around China's formidable Internet

But now some analysts worry the move may signal a much larger and
longer-lasting crackdown that could seriously cramp the Communist
nation's struggling economy.

Users in China of several VPN services, among them VyprVPN,
Astrill and StrongVPN, began reporting they were being blocked
from accessing those services on the Internet.

VPN's, or "virtual private networks," are used to bypass Internet
censorship and filtering. In recent years, VPNs have proven very
popular in China, not just among free speech activists but with
many firms conducting international business from China.

In a Twitter message to its users, Astrill confirmed the blocks,
but said only iOS devices, such as iPads and iPhones, appeared to
be targeted.

Analyzing Web traffic

Over at its company blog, Golden Frog, the firm behind VyprVPN,
also confirmed the new blocks, saying that it "appears that China
is using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) to analyze plain-text Web
traffic through the Great Firewall."

In response, the company is now using the encrypted HTTPS
protocol to help bypass China's DPI filters.

"The authorities have been doing this for a long time," writes
the pseudonymous "Charlie Smith" of the GreatFire.org censorship
monitoring site in an email to VOA. "But they have never done it
as extensively as they are doing it now."

Smith said his group has been monitoring a "rapid ramping up of
Internet controls" in China since June of 2014, and that blocking
VPNs -- which the government has mostly ignored up to this point
-- is just the next logical step to tighten control.

"Google got blocked completely last June for the first time.
Gmail got blocked completely for the first time in December," he
wrote. "Since October, the authorities have launched attacks on
Yahoo, Google, Microsoft and Apple, putting sensitive user
information at risk and in turn making Chinese netizens
suspicious of using foreign services.

"All of that activity drives Internet users to adopt
circumvention tools," he wrote. "By blocking these tools, the
authorities are leaving people no option but to use domestic

Services, he adds, that can easily be monitored, filtered or cut
off entirely.

In a written statement to VOA, the U.S. State Department urged
authorities in Beijing to lift the blocks and open up a freer

"We remain deeply concerned by Chinese government efforts to
restrict the free flow of information both offline and online,
including the continued blocking of foreign media websites and
search engines," the statement said. "Such actions run counter to
China's international commitments to protect freedom of

However, the South China Morning Post reports that at a Beijing
news conference on January 27, Wen Ku, communication development
director at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology,
said that new technologies, such as VPNs, make it entirely
appropriate for the government to take whatever steps deemed
necessary to filter out "inappropriate information" from reaching
those online in China.

Full text of this VOA News story by Doug Bernard:

You can learn much more about VPNs, Web censorship and how to
get around firewalls at VOA's new on-going project "Circumventing
Censorship", a digital handbook to help you get where you want to
go online and protect your privacy:

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New Material Promises Faster Computer Chips

VOA News
February 4, 2015

Scientists from University of Texas said this week that they had
created what was previously possible only in theory: a
one-atom-thick form of silicon, the material essential for
production of transistors, the basic elements of all computer

The exotic material, called silicene, has all the electrical
properties needed for production of much smaller and faster

One of the critical properties of today's computer chips is the
distance electrons must travel from one transistor to the next.
In transistors that are only one atom thick, the distance and
time that signals travel during information processing would
obviously be reduced.

The new material was notoriously difficult to work with, but the
University of Texas scientists said they developed a method to
handle the silicene by keeping it between two protective layers.

The new method is not ready yet for production, but scientists
said it was an important step toward a commercially viable,
low-energy, high-speed digital computer chip.


See also:

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