August, 2007

Stories from August, 2007

31 August 2007

China Telecom blocks FeedBurner RSS feeds

China Blockpage (China Telecom) Screen shot of blocked FeedBurner via williamlong.info It has been reported that people who are using China Telecom are unable to access FeedBurner feeds. FeedBurner, which...

Thailand: Ban on YouTube lifted; Veoh and MetaCafe blocked

The Thai Information and Communications Technology Ministry has lifted the ban on Youtube.com, Bangkok Pundit reported today. According to The Nation, the Thai government has lifted its ban on YouTube...

30 August 2007

Chinese cartoon cops patrolling websites

Image released Tuesday August 28, 2007 by the Beijing Public Security Bureau. In the footsteps of Shenzhen Internet Police, the police in China's capital, Beijing, will start patrolling websites registered...

27 August 2007

Toward a Global anti-censorship Network

During the last six months, since the launch of Global Voices Advocacy, we have been trying to cover the increasingly serious threats to online speech occurring around the globe and...

Thailand: WordPress.com blocked

Thailand blockpage (TOT – Telephone Organization of Thailand): This screen shot was taken by Prachatai.com when access to the popular blogging platform WordPress.com has been blocked (August, 22th, 2007): “Sorry....

26 August 2007

The Committee to Protect Bloggers is back

The Committee to Protect Bloggers (CPB), “the first organization devoted to the free speech and personal liberty of bloggers worldwide, has come back after a 1+ year hiatus, with a...

23 August 2007

UAE: online forum administrator sentenced to prison

Earlier this month, on August 8th, Mohamed Rashed al-Shohhi, an online forum administrator in the Emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah (UAE) has been sentenced to one year in prison and a...

21 August 2007

Turkey: wordpress.com ban inspires firestorm of criticism

Turkey blockpage (screen shot of the blocked WordPress.com) “Access to this site has been suspended in accordance with decision no: 2007/195 of T.C. Fatih 2.Civil Court of First Instance.”(Source: National...

Kuwaiti blogger Bashar Al-Sayegh released!

It has been reported that Bashar Al-Sayegh, the Kuwaiti blogger who has been arrested earlier this week for comment posted by an anonymous on his forum, has been released.

20 August 2007

Let Hoder Speak!

Following the suspension of Hossein Derakhshan’s blog (aka Hoder) by the U.S. based hosting company, Hosting Matters, an online petition has been launched by The Eyeranian in support of Hoder’s...