February, 2008

Stories from February, 2008

25 February 2008

Morocco: No Justice for Fouad Mourtada

Is creating a Facebook profile of a famous entity a crime? Although it's been done to nearly every major celebrity (a quick search for “George W. Bush” garners over 500...

24 February 2008

Myanmar: Latt's arrest and blogger opposition to the new constitution

It's been a month now since Burmese blogger Nay Phone Latt was arrested by police in Yangon and a week since his family was allowed to visit him for the...

Pakistan: Partial Block of Youtube

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed (see above) the country's ISPs to block access to the videos sharing website YouTube for allegedly featuring a blasphemous video.

21 February 2008

Uzbekistan blocks Newsuz.com website

It has been reported that the Uzbek-language website Newsuz.com has been blocked in Uzbekistan. “After a series of critical publications on human rights issues, gas supply issues, and price growth,...

19 February 2008

Morocco: Facebook's fake prince could face five years in prison

On February 22, Fouad Mourtada was sentence to three years in prison and a fine of (10,000 dirhams) $1350.

14 February 2008

Fouad's Week: Fouad will not be forgotten!

The Free Fouad campaign has organized and carried out “Fouad’s Week”, during which bloggers were invited to republish one of Fouad’s posts on their blogs and to embrace “We Are...

10 February 2008

Hong Kong netizens protest nude photo ‘white terror’

Eight people have now been arrested and two charged in Hong Kong in what many netizens are calling the “white terror,” police response to the Edison Chen sex photo scandal,...

9 February 2008

China: Netizen Party announced

From forcing the rescue of hundreds of brick kiln slave laborers last year and seeing it through long after local bodies gave up to being analytical piranhas when dealt obvious...

5 February 2008

Syrian Bloggers Campaign to Free Fellow Blogger Tariq Biasi

It all started when one did: Ahmad published several entries concerning the detention of Tariq, the jailed Syrian blogger, but it is only when his blog was added on the...