September, 2008

Stories from September, 2008

22 September 2008

Saudi Arabia: Why Should Arabs Have Access to the Internet?

For days, cyberactivists have been busy discussing the case of Moroccan blogger Mohammed Erraji, who was arrested, put on trial, sentenced - and then freed, and then put on trial...

A statement to the Egyptian general prosecutor seeking the release of a blogger

Today a number of Egyptian artists and human rights activists submitted a statement to the General Prosecutor, demanding the release of blogger activist and novelist Mosaad Abu Fajr, who has...

19 September 2008

Singapore: Blogger jailed for insulting judge

Former Singaporean citizen and naturalized American, Gopalan Nair, has been sentenced to three months imprisonment for insulting a high court judge on his blog. Newspaper reports that the court, in...

18 September 2008

Advocacy 2.0 Guide: Tools for Digital Advocacy

The Advocacy 2.0 Guide (Tools for Digital Advocacy) describes some of the best techniques and tools that digital activists - and others who wish to learn from this subject -...

17 September 2008

Malaysia: Yet another blogger apprehended

Malaysian blogger Syed Azidi Syed Aziz, or kickdefella, was arrested today. From initial reports, it is not clear if he was arrested for inciting the public to fly the national flag...

12 September 2008

Malaysia: Detention without trial for blogger RPK

Just as the MCMC unblocks “Malaysia Today”, Raja Petra Kamaruddin's controversial news portal,¬†Malaysiakini reports that Raja Petra (or RPK) (pic below) has been arrested under the Internal Security Act 1960...

Malaysia: Good news, garnished with salt

In light of the its aim to encourage the people to use the internet as a means of disseminating information, the Malaysian government has restored access to the Malaysia Today...

9 September 2008

Morocco: Understanding Mohammed Raji's Sentence

Less than a year ago, Global Voices noted Morocco as the “liveliest free speech zone in Muslim North Africa.” It would not be a stretch to say that Morocco ranks...

Morocco: The Post that led Mohammed Raji to Jail

Moroccan blogger Mohammed Raji is behind bars in his country for speaking his mind. Following is a translation of the post [Ar], which will cost the blogger two years of...

8 September 2008

Morocco: Blogger Arrested, Sentenced Immediately

This morning, it was reported by the electronic news site Hespress [ar] that blogger Mohammed Raji was arrested in his home in Agadir. An article that Raji had posted on...

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