June, 2008

Stories from June, 2008

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Advox workshops: Rob Faris on Internet filtering

  26 June 2008

The future of Internet filtering and the role for activists in documenting filtering. The changing political, legal, social and technical aspects of Internet filtering and discuss a new distributed tool that we are developing to aggregate information on global filtering. | View | Upload your own

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Advox workshops: Roger Dingledine on Tor and blocking resistance

  26 June 2008

A brief overview of Tor and its blocking-resistance design What assumptions we make about government firewalls, how our circumvention approach actually works, and how it's going so far. And if possible, addressing how to better leverage the small number of people who choose to use it as influencers of opinion and disseminators of...

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Uzbekistan: Fighting internet censorship

  25 June 2008

Today, Uzbekistan is remaining one of the repressive countries in the region that maintains a tight grip on mass media. Despite it has all the nominal guarantees of the freedom of speech, the media is being systematically attacked by the government. The article 5 in the law of the Republic

Egypt: Great Firewall of China Coming Soon

  5 June 2008

Egyptian bloggers have one hand on their keyboard and another on their hearts. Following a recent crackdown on bloggers and online activists following the April 6 unrest, some are now predicting the worse is yet to come.

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Blog for a Cause! guide is now available in Arabic

  4 June 2008

Blog for a Cause!, the Global Voices Guide of Blog Advocacy, is now available in Arabic thanks to this translation by the Egyptian journalist and blogger Amr Magdi. The guide outlines easy-to-follow tips on how to use blogs as part of campaigns against injustice and features successful examples of advocacy blogs from around the world.

Egypt: Blogger Kareem El Beheiry released

  2 June 2008

Egyptian blogger Kareem El Beheiry has been released yesterday from prison. Kareem was arrested by Egyptian police in connection with the April 6th strike in support of the textile workers in Mahalla City.

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