September, 2007

Stories from September, 2007

Myanmar: Internet Blocked

The follwing post is from a Burmese blogger who wishes to remain anonymous. There have been massive support from Myanmar bloggers for the current protest activities, and the whole Myanmar...

Polish computer programmer arrested for Google Bombing

The 23-years old Polish computer programmer Marek W. might face up to three years in prison for having created a Googlebombing software linking Polish President Lech Kaczynski‘s website to the...

Jordan to monitor online publications and websites

Jordan will monitor online publications and websites, Nabil Al-Momani, the assistant general manager of Jordan Printing and Publishing department announced today. From now on websites and electronic newspapers will fall...

Great Firewall of Turkey: access your WordPress blog with WordPrexy

As a reaction to the court's decision to block access to the entire WordPress.com blogging platform in Turkey, following a libel action brought by the Islamic-creationist, Adnan Oktar, Great Firewall...

Turkey Blocks YouTube. Again.

For the second time in a year, a Turkish court ordered, on Tuesday September 18, to block access to YouTube.com over videos deemed insulting to the country's leaders. The decision...

Egyptian blogger arrested and prevented from covering a taxi drivers’ strike

Mahmoud Chachtawi, Egyptian blogger and reporter of abna2masr.com website, has been arrested during a taxi drivers’ strike he was covering. After detaining him for four hours, the police released him...

Russian LiveJournal blogger could face three-year sentence

The 23-year old Russian blogger, Dmitry Shirinkin, who wrote a fiction story on his blog inspired by the Virginia Tech shooting, could face up to three years in prison (Please...

Iran blocks access to Google and Gmail

Iran has blocked access to Google search engine and Gmail Google's free webmail service, Mehr news agency reported today. “I can confirm these sites have been filtered,” said Hamid Shahriari,...

China: Blogs ground down as National Congress gears up

There was a lot of scoffing last month when a big announcement was finally made of a pledge signed by many major blog providers encouraging their users to self-censor their...

Pakistan: blogspot.com blocked again

The Don’t Block The Blog reported today that access to the popular blogging platform blogspot.com, which is owned by Google Inc, has been blocked again in Pakistan: For about four...

Mumbai police to monitor cyber-cafes

In its war against terrorism, Mumbai's police is planning to install keystroke loggers in Mumbai's cyber cafes. According to Vijay Mukhi, President of the Foundation for Information Security and Technology:...

Thailand: the first victim of the Computer Crime Act

It seems that the Thai authorities have used the recently passed Computer Crime Act (you can download the document below) to arrest two Thais for alleged offensive comments posted on...

Dailymotion in Tunisia blocked-unblocked-blocked again

The fake “404” error message received today when trying to access Dailymotion. Dailymotion, France's YouTube-like video sharing site has been blocked, again, in Tunisia. Still unclear if the government-controlled body,...

Egyptian blogger Monem threatened again

Silencing Monem? (Free Monem Campaign, By Malek) Egyptian blogger and journalist Abdel Monem Mahmoud, who has been released in June 2007 after 46 days imprisonment in Southern Cairo Torah prison,...

ThinkProgress blog banned from the U.S. military network in Baghdad

Error message received by US soldier when trying to access ThinkProgress blog from U.S. military network in Baghdad (Photo credit: the American Progress Action Fund) The liberal ThinkProgress blog has...

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