October, 2008

Stories from October, 2008

26 October 2008

Deprived of using the university dormitories because of blogging

Ahmed Abdel Kawi , meeting all the necessary conditions to use his university housing, so, the decision of his exclusion was strongly condemned by the Arabic Network for Human Rights...

24 October 2008

Blogger detained in Nigeria

The US-based Nigerian blogger, Jonathan Elendu, who blogs at Elendu Reports, is being held without charge, since Saturday October 18th, by the State Security Service (SSS). Elendu was arrested upon...

22 October 2008

Sayed Pervez Kambakhsh's Sentence Commuted to 20 Years

An Afghan appeals court overturned a death sentence Tuesday for a journalism student accused of blasphemy for asking questions in class about women’s rights under Islam. But the judges still...

21 October 2008

Malaysia: Home Minister admits Internet news is now mainstream

Malaysia's Home Minister, Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, was reported to have said that Internet media is no “alternative media” as more and more Malaysians were obtaining news and information from the...

18 October 2008

Malaysia: Blogger's bail extended

Blogger kickdefella, who was arrested for seeking the public to post the Malaysian national flag upside-down, has had his bail extended to Nov 21. Kickdefella, or Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz, was arrested...

17 October 2008

Malaysia: Yet another blogger rebuked

Deputy Chief Minister, Alfred Jabu Numpang, of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, has criticised blogger, Joseph Tawie for a posting on the latter's blog. Freelance writer and blogger Tawie accused Sarawak state...

Australia embraces web censorship

The issue of internet censorship generally involves countries deemed non-democratic or “repressive” (something I discuss in my new book, The Blogging Revolution.) We regularly read reports about the regimes in...

15 October 2008

Worldwide protest against surveillance: Freedom not Fear 2008

Surveillance and data retention is a problem that deserves Global attention, even for developing countries. In developing countries protests for such causes are sometimes not among the list of priorities,...

14 October 2008

Livejournal inaccessible in Kazakhstan

Kazakh Internet users seem to be unable to access the popular blogging platform and social network Livejournal through Kazakh major ISPs. According to Reuters Canada, only a small number of...

11 October 2008

Tunisia: National Day for Freedom of Blogging on November 4

Tunisian bloggers are rallying for a National Day for Freedom of Blogging on November 4. The day will coincide with a court hearing for a lawsuit filed by the journalist...

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