October, 2007

Stories from October, 2007

29 October 2007

Morocco: Stop Internet Censorship!

In March of 2006, Livejournal, the popular blogging site, was blocked by the state-controlled telecommunications provider Maroc Telecom (a subsidiary of Vivendi International), depriving Moroccan citizens of access to the...

26 October 2007

Syrian blogger Roukana Hamour has been Kidnapped

Update: Last night (October 26), we've received a call from Rokana Hamour. She is fine. She has been interrogated by the Syrian Security Services about a comment left on her...

25 October 2007

Kazakhstan blocks opposition websites

On October 18, 2007, Kazakhstan has blocked access to a number of independent websites switching off main opposition outlets including kub.kz, geo.kz, zonakz.net and inkar.info. “All those websites published links...

22 October 2007

Syria: Blogspot blocked? What to do next?

According to the last report from Syria, Google's Blogger platform, which hosts the popular blogspot.com blogs, is apparently being blocked by all Syrian ISPs. Syria has blocked access to Blogspot...

18 October 2007

China: YouTube blocked and then some

Is YouTube blocked in China? YouTube is blocked in China. And accompanying the news are more mentions of pathological GFW paroxysms than usual; blogspot is back, so is Flickr, sort...

16 October 2007

China: Can using a proxy tool be dangerous?

Just days before we were reminded that China remains the world's largest “prison” for bloggers and online journalists, with the former now at as great a threat as traditional reporters,...

15 October 2007

Bahrain blocks Haq political movement website

A Press Release issued on October 12th by the HAQ: Movement of Liberties and Democracy- Bahrain, which Global Voices Advocacy received a copy of it, reveals that Bahrain has blocked...

13 October 2007

Syria: more victims of Internet repression

A new report released by Human Rights Watch reveals that two persons are being held in incommunicado detention at an undisclosed location in Syria. Karim ‘Arbaji (29) and Tarek Biasi...

11 October 2007

Two interesting documents on censorship

Two interesting documents related to Internet censorship and circumvention were published yesterday: (1) “Everyone's Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship for Citizens Worldwide”. This is a rich and user-friendly guide released...

10 October 2007

Jordan: sending emails and writing online poems can send you to prison!

Yesterday (October 9, 2007), Ahmad Oweidi al-Abbadi, the 62-year-old former parliamentarian and leader of the Jordanian National Movement, was sentenced to two years in prison for “undermining state dignity”, “sending...

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