July, 2008

Stories from July, 2008

30 July 2008

No to Kuwait's New Internet Law

Kuwaiti bloggers are angry at a proposed new Internet Law, which they claim would make their days as free bloggers numbered, after Attorney General Hamad Al Othman announced that a...

24 July 2008

China: Another popular blog site shut down for the Olympics

Sohoxiaobao, not the prettiest but definitely one of the earlier blog service providers in China, has been out of operation for a week now. We've reported here on Sohoxiaobao before;...

20 July 2008

Iran: A news site restarted its activity

Ilna,Iranian Labour News Agency, restarted last week its activities after being filtered for several months.

15 July 2008

NGOs: Defending the voices

At the end of our first day of open work, GV founder Rebecca MacKinnon put an important idea on the table: censorship is not only a political or technological problem;...

China: Locking down IDC server rooms for the Olympics

While Chinese webmasters wait to see if the Olympics will bring tightened reins on the internet as is widely expected, more specific documents have recently appeared online which suggest part...

Russia: One Year in Prison for Blog Comment

On July 7, Savva Terentyev, 22, a Russian blogger and musician, received a one-year suspended jail sentence for a comment he posted on Feb. 15, 2007, on the blog of...

Belarus: The Blast, the Arrests, and Bloggers’ Solidarity

A week ago, a homemade bomb packed with bolts and screws tore through a crowd of thousands of people who had gathered for the Independence Day all-night concert near the...

14 July 2008

Iran:Jahan News site was filtered

Several Iranian blogs and sites reported that Iran based Jahannews (means world news) site was filtered last week after it published a letter, written by an Iranian parliament member, criticizing...

13 July 2008

Guide: A DigiActive Introduction to Facebook Activism

The guide provides an overview some best practices with Facebook activism along with information about what and what not to expect. The end of the piece provides a closer look...

12 July 2008

Activists Meet the Academy: GVO Summit Day 1, Session 4

Participants of the fourth session of Global Voices first day of its Summit 2008, discussed the tools to help create better internet access while maintaining anonymity. The session, which carried...

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