25 September 2008

Stories from 25 September 2008

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Three Easy Steps to Block Sites in Turkey

  25 September 2008

In a clear instance of vexatious litigation, a Turkish court has blocked the Web site of prominent evolutionist Richard Dawkins following complaints from Islamic creationist and author Adnan Oktar. Oktar, who writes under the nom de plume Harun Yahya, filed the complaint last week; when Turkish Internet users now attempt to access Dawkins’ site, they are presented with a message that reads: ‘access to this site has been suspended in accordance with a court decision’.

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Tunisia lifts YouTube and Dailymotion ban, but…

  25 September 2008

The news today is that Tunisia has lifted the ban on both popular video-sharing websites Youtube (Blocked since November 2nd, 2007) and Dailymotion (Blocked since Septembre 3rd, 2007). But some tests carried out from Tunisia by some Tunisian activists and bloggers have shown that despite restoring access to Youtube, a...

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China: An hour later, he was taken away

  25 September 2008

Another blogger arrest, this time we find out about merely by chance. Just days after WordCamp China 2008 wrapped up, citizen reporter and web editor Wen Yunchao is in Beijing and today posts, ‘An hour later, he was taken away‘: This morning Mr. Peng came looking for me; I'd recommended...

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