19 September 2007

Stories from 19 September 2007

Turkey Blocks YouTube. Again.

  19 September 2007

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 followed a complaint by a resident in the eastern city of Sivas that the site hosted videos containing insults against...

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

  19 September 2007

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 and confiscated his camera, mobile phone and ID card. According to a twitter message left on the blog, it seems...

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