January, 2008

Stories from January, 2008

30 January 2008

China: Hu Jia's family become human “state secrets”

And likely very skinny ones at this point, having been locked away from journalists and lawyers and bringers of milk formula for over a month now. Since AIDS activist-turned house...

Blog for a Cause!: The Global Voices Guide of Blog Advocacy

Blog for a Cause Click on the image to download Global Voices Advocacy is pleased to announce the second of several planned manuals focused on the topics of circumventing internet...

26 January 2008

Yemen blocks independent news websites

Numerous Yemeni websites have been blocked recently by government-controlled ISPs. Among them is the popular YemenPortal (English version of the site here), Yemen’s first multi-source news crawler and search engine,...

23 January 2008

Turkey again blocks access to YouTube

A Turkish court has again blocked access to the popular video-sharing site YouTube over a video clip allegedly insulting the country's founding father, Kemal Atatürk. According to The New Anatolian,...

Morocco: Censorship Update

2006 was a rough year for Moroccan internet freedoms, with several sites being blocked; 2007 wasn't much better with sites that were previously open becoming only sporadically accessible. Moi, dans...

19 January 2008

Israel: Law for Censorship of Web Comments Passes Initial Knesset Voting

Israeli web culture is known for having an active talkback (web commenting) scene. Every major news site allows users to submit comments for every single one of its stories. Israeli...

14 January 2008

FreeAccess Plus!: Web 2.0 Censorship workaround

Based on Hamed Saber‘s “Access Flickr” Firefox extension, which enables users to circumvent the filter currently in effect in Iran and in few other countries that block Flickr, the popular...

9 January 2008

It Could Be You: Release Syrian Blogger Tarek Baiasi

Tarek was detained on 7-7-2007 for critiquing security forces in Syria. He has not been taken to court up to this moment. His name is Tarek Baiasi and he's 23...

6 January 2008

Thailand: publishing house website shut down

The website of Fah Diew Kan (Same Sky), a quarterly social and political magazine, has been shut down by its host Net Service Ltd for Lèse majesté violations. The move...

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