July, 2007

Stories from July, 2007

28 July 2007

Popular Malaysian blogger interrogated

The dirt-busting blogger and editor of popular news and politics blog Malaysia Today Raja Petra was brought in for questioning by police on July 26 ostensibly in connection to a...

European study on legal frameworks for censorship released

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has issued a lengthy report looking at the legal and constitutional frameworks on which state governments are basing practices of internet censorship....

14 July 2007

Malaysian blogger arrested for comment published on his blog

Malaysian blogger Nat Tan has been arrested for a comment published on one of his blog posts last year. His Laptop and desktop were seized. Tan has been remanded for...

Blog of Tunisian journalist and blogger hacked

The blog of the Tunisian journalist and blogger Slim Boukhdhir has been hacked and deleted. The work seems to be done by the same group of hackers who are targeting...

13 July 2007

Israel: the censorship bill unanimously approved

The censorship bill for internet porn and violence proposed by Amnon Cohen of the ultra-orthodox Shas party has been unanimously approved by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation and will be...

6 July 2007

China: Internet control after Xiamen protest

“Under a new city regulation, online users would have to use their real names when posting messages on more than 100,000 Web sites registered in Xiamen”, a Southern Chinese city...

2 July 2007

Intimidation and threats to Blogger Wael Abbas

Blogger Ahmad Sherif has posted an English translation of Egyptian police intimidation targeting Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas and threatening him to stop publishing articles and videos criticizing President Mubarak and...