May, 2007

Stories from May, 2007

30 May 2007

Egypt: Monem will be freed and Amr Gharbeia interrogated

Blogger Abdel-Monem Mahmoud appeared today before the Public Prosecutor who ordered to release him after 45 days in custody. “Monem and his group are expected to be release on Saturday...

Morocco: ban on YouTube lifted

The block on the video-sharing Web site YouTube has been lifted yesterday and the Moroccan blogsphere is celebrating its victory and planning to continue the struggle to unblock Google Earth...

28 May 2007

Block of Youtube: the Moroccan blogosphere react

A petition has been launched by Maghrebism to protest the block of the video-sharing site Youtube by Maroc Telecom (Vivendi International). “We demand that Maroc Telecom and Vivendi Universal immediately...

26 May 2007

Morocco blocks access to YouTube

Yesterday, May 25, 2007, it has been reported by numerous Moroccan blogger that Morocco has blocked access to YouTube video sharing website. There have been many ongoing speculations that the...

24 May 2007

Yemen: Censorship of tow opposition news websites

The Yemen's Ministry of Telecommunications has blocked access to two opposition news websites (www.al-shoura.net and www.aleshteraki.net) because they are reporting about the humanitarian situation and the fighting in the northern...

23 May 2007

Fijian Freedom bloggers and the military junta

It seems that the persecution faced by the anti-military Fijian Freedom Bloggers – who are using blogs to protest against the coup of December 5th, 2006- has subsided following a...

22 May 2007

Tunisia: Blogger and journalist Slim Boukhdir repeatedly assaulted

The Tunisian Journalist and blogger Slim Boukhdhir was assaulted as he left an Internet café in Tunis after blogging about the responsibility of Houssem Trabelsi, brother of Tunisia’s first lady,...

17 May 2007

Monem: first blog-post from prison

The Egyptian blogger Abdel-Monem Mahmoud managed to smuggle his first blog-post from his prison cell in Torah Mahkoum where he is being detained for a renewable term of fifteen days:...

16 May 2007

Fiji: Blogs are a threat to national security

On May 14th, Intelligentsiya reported that the army's Land Force Commander has a list of about 20 people who will be arrested in connection with anti-military blogs. It has also...

15 May 2007

Egypt must release bloggers before UN Rights Council elections

Egypt must release jailed bloggers before Thursday's elections for the UN Human Rights Council, said UN Watch, a human rights organization based in Geneva in a statement issued today. Among...

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