December, 2007

Stories from December, 2007

26 December 2007

Saudi Arabia: Free Fouad Update

Update 1: Responding to repeated requests for comment with a brief cellphone text message, a spokesperson for the Saudi Interior Ministry, confirmed yesterday that blogger Fouad Alfarhan was being held...

19 December 2007

Iran: Police raid Internet cafes

Radio Free Europe reported that police force in Iran's capital, Tehran, have raided Internet cafes closing down 25 and warning 170 cafe owners for “using immoral computer games and storing...

16 December 2007

Japan: Final Report on Internet Regulation

The idea that a country boasting one of the world's most active net cultures, with possibly the world's largest blogosphere and almost certainly its largest online forum, would attempt to...

11 December 2007

The Anonymous Blogging guide is now available in French

Guide pour bloguer anonymement avec Wordpress & Tor The Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor guide is now available in French thanks to this translation by the Tunisian blogger Malek...

8 December 2007

Blogger Kareem Amer awarded by RSF & Fondation de France

The jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabeel Sulaiman was awarded this year's Human Rights Prize in the category “Cyber-dissident” by Reporters without Borders (RSF) and “Fondation de France“: The young Egyptian...

China: A blow to citizen bloggers

Below is Zola's recount of what he's been through over the past few days and his abrupt conclusion. In a second blog post since his forced return earlier this week...

5 December 2007

China: Citizen reporter arrested, escorted home

Zhou “Zola” Shuguang, the IT blogger/Hunan vegetable vendor turned brave young citizen reporter with his blog coverage of the Chongqing Nailhouse earlier this year, was detained by police on Monday...

3 December 2007

Tunisian blogger/journalist arrested

Update: A Tunisian court has sentenced today blogger and journalist Slim Boukhdhir to one-year prison terms for “aggression against a public employee”. The outspoken Tunisian journalist and blogger Slim Boukhdir...