December, 2008

Stories from December, 2008

Iran: Blogger sentenced to prison

Several Iranian news sites such as Amir Kabir [fa], a student site, reported Omid Reza MirSyafi, Iranian blogger and journalist, was sentenced to 36 months prison. He was accused of...

Cuba: Government Officials Tell Bloggers to Cancel Planned Meeting

A Cuban blogger meet-up scheduled for December 6 is in danger of being cancelled by the authorities. The event, which has been in the planning stage for months and had...

The Internet and the Struggle for Voice in Repressive Regime Contexts

(Copenhagen 10-11 November 2008) I attended a Research seminar on Digital Media in Repressive RegimesPublic sphere, civic engagement and political mobilization (.Pdf) hosted by The Danish Institute for Human Rights....

Croatian man arrested for creating a Facebook Group against Prime Minister

Niksa Klecak, the 22 -year-old Croatian who created an anti-PM Facebook Group “I bet I will find 5,000 people who do not like the Prime minister” [Ivo Sanader], has been...

Egypt: Conference to Call for Blogger Release; Another Held in a Military Camp

Egyptian cyberactivists are gathering for a conference being held in Cairo tomorrow (December 4), to call for the release of young Egyptian blogger Mohamed Adel. Meanwhile, blogger Mohamed Khairi, is...

Iran: Five million dollars for new filtering project

According to several news site including Roozonline, Mahmoud Salarkia,a senior Iranian justice official, said that five million dollars are invested to develop new tools for filtering.

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