November, 2008

Stories from November, 2008

27 November 2008

Burmese Farmers Charged Using the Electronic Act

The Burmese Army has filed charges against farmers who had lodged a complaint with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) against the Central Ordinance Depot on the 3rd August after 5,000...

Missing Egyptian Blogger Detained in State Security Headquarters

Egyptian blogger Mohamed Adel has been missing for five days - five days in which nobody heard from him or knew of his whereabouts. Now, the Arabic Network for Human...

23 November 2008

Yemeni blogger appeals to prevent possible assassination

In a rather emotional entry posted on his blog, Nashwan Abdu Ali Ghanim, a Yemeni blogger with blogs on maktoobblogs.com and kitab.com called upon international advocacy groups and the Arab...

Malaysia: State Govt Battles Bloggers

The state government of Pahang in peninsular Malaysia has hired three bloggers to counter inaccurate or slanderous allegations and comments posted on the Internet. According to Bernama, State Information, Science, Technology...

Malaysia: Blogging Code of Ethics?

After much antagonism over blogs in Malaysia, the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, suggested recently that bloggers form their own ethics code to ensure accountability and fairness in...

Egypt: one blogger disappeared and another still in custody despite court order

Blogger Mohammad Adel who runs the blog Maeit (already dead!) disappeared since Friday, November 21, 2008. As reported by Wael Abbas on Twitter, Adel was supposedly going to meet with...

20 November 2008

Brazil: Attempts to censor a documentary about censorship

Gagged in Brazil, a documentary about the relationship between politics, media and censorship in Brazil was taken off the Current TV networks after a political party's complaint. After a full...

Update on Hoder

In recent days some sites and blogs wrote that Hossein Derakhshan, Hoder, was arrested. All refer to two things to prove such a claim: Iranian Jahan News site's report and...

18 November 2008

Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan “arrested” In Tehran

According to Jahan News website, Iranian blogger, Hossein Derakhshan (aka Hoder), a prolific blogger often described as the godfather of the Iranian blogosphere, has been arrested In Tehran. Hossein returned...

16 November 2008

Brazil: Flash mob protest against Digital Crimes Bill

Brazilian bloggers and netizens took to the streets of São Paulo to protest against the Digital Crimes Bill, which typifies the cyber-crimes punishable by law and stipulates penalties accordingly. They...