July, 2008

Stories from July, 2008

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...

11 July 2008

Iran: Students support Tavancheh, a leftist student

Abed Tavancheha, an Iranian leftist student and blogger, was sentenced to 8 months prison for his political activities. He has less than 3 weeks to request an appeal. More than...

10 July 2008

No Movement on Death Sentence for Afghan Internet User

Journalism student Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh, accused of supposedly copyng text from an Iranian website criticizing Islam's stance on the treatment of women and sentenced to death for heresy, was berated...

5 July 2008

China: Details on Olympic internet crackdown appear

Beijing's Olympic Plan for the mainland China-based portion of the blogging and BBSing netosphere is starting to take shape. While on one hand it's coming coated in talk of self-restraint...

Portugal: First blog ever to be blocked

June saw for the first time ever a blog suspended in Portugal because of a local court decision. The now defunct Póvoa Online blog had been taken to court by...

4 July 2008

China: Facebook blocked? Not quite!

Just as pictures from Hong Kong's annual march for democracy began appearing on Facebook, a segment of the users of the social networking site in mainland China began blogging their...

Iran: Death Penalty for Blogging?

On Wednesday, Iranian members of parliament voted to discuss a draft bill that seeks to “toughen punishment for disturbing mental security in society.” The text of the bill would add,...

3 July 2008

Iran: Hardliners mull death penalty for Internet crimes

According to several news sites Iran's parliament is set to debate a draft bill which could see the death penalty used for those deemed to promote corruption, prostitution and apostasy...