May, 2008

Stories from May, 2008

30 May 2008

Introduction about censorship in Uzbekistan

Now Uzbek bloggers have problems with renewal of their blogs. Sometimes in order to post information they send it by e-mail to their friends outside Uzbekistan and they publish it....

21 May 2008

China: Political blogger arrested, computer confiscated

Guo Quan, co-founder of China's Netizen Party and litigant in a recent lawsuit against Yahoo!, had his computer confiscated over the weekend and is now halfway through a ten-day detention...

20 May 2008

China: Ethnically diverse forum shut down

[Sept. 6 update: Northwest Chinese netizens allowed to exist again! Thanks to Fool's Mountain we see that Uighur Online is back and living up to its name.] On May 15,...

Iran:12 women sites got filtered in last 24 hours

Change4equality says [Fa] that 12 Iranian sites supporting women's rights such as Change4equality or Photochange got filtered by Iranian authorities today,19th of May.

19 May 2008

Letter from Egyptian blogger in hunger strike after detention and torture

Below is a translation by Amnesiac of a letter handed out at a Journalists’ Syndicate protest about the individuals still being detained in connection with the April 6th strike, among...

17 May 2008

Egypt: Torture for Bloggers and Activists

Egyptian bloggers, cyberactivists and activists on the ground continue to pay the price for speaking up against the rising cost of living and calling for higher wages and a better...

14 May 2008

Israel: Knesset Freezes Talkback Law for Web-Comment Censorship

The Knesset has decided to freeze legislation regulating readers’ ability to respond to articles via the so-called “Talkback Law”, in an effort to allow web sites to practice self-regulation. The...

Syria: Three-Year Sentence for Blogger Tariq Baiasi

On Sunday 11-5-2008 the State Security Court in Damascus stated its verdict on the Syrian blogger Tariq Baiasi who was held in detention since 7-7-2007. Tariq was detained for leaving...

12 May 2008

Egypt: leading opposition website blocked

According to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, the website of the leading Egyptian Movement for Change – Kefaya, has been blocked in Egypt since May 4 by the...

11 May 2008

Syria Blocks the Arabic Wikipedia

According to anasonline blog, access to Wikipedia Arabic, the Arabic language version of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, is now blocked by all ISPs in Syria.

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