March, 2009

Stories from March, 2009

19 March 2009

Kazakhstan: Filtering of the blogs expands

Blogs on mail.ru - popular Russian information, entertainment and mail portal - have become the second victim of blockage campaign in Kazakhstan after LiveJournal. Access via national telecom operator is...

17 March 2009

Mauritania: Online Journalist Arrested, News Website Blocked and Journalists Sit-in Attacked

Update: 18 March 2009- Abbass Ould Brahim was released after being held for three days, and the Taqadoumy website was allowed to reopen 24 hours after the Nouakchott prosecutor’s office...

UAE: YouTube Ban Possible, Goodbye Flickr

Bloggers in the UAE are worried that YouTube may be banned in the Emirates, after access to photography hosting site Flickr has been totally blocked. According to Press reports, YouTube...

14 March 2009

Egypt: Two Bloggers Were Tortured During Detention

Two bloggers were separately tortured in Egyptian State Security headquarters. One of them is now released, while the other has been receiving treatment in prison. After his release, the Egyptian...

13 March 2009

China: Mourning for Intellectual Websites

This week, two more influential websites have been forced to close, one is Pauwang(泡網), one is Wei-cheng Za-Wan(圍城雜文). Pauwang is among one of the longest history BBS in China and...

12 March 2009

Malaysia: Rex Judicata

Six Malaysian Netizens will be charged on 13th March 2009, according to news reports. The charges are in relation to their alleged insulting of Sultan Azlan Shah on the Internet....

10 March 2009

Anonymous Blogging with WordPress & Tor Updated!

I’m pleased to announce that the third update to the Anonymous Blogging guide with Wordpress & Tor is now available online! This update introduces the Tor Browser Bundle, an open...

9 March 2009

Egypt: Detained blogger Ahmed Abou Doma is at risk of torture

The detained blogger was mentally and physically abused in Al-Khalifa police station, while being transferred to prison. He was beaten up by sticks and his body was standing in a...

8 March 2009

Bangladesh: YouTube and File Sharing Sites Blocked

Internet users in Bangladesh are not able to access YouTube since Friday (March 6, 2009) evening. Soon people discovered that other Social Media and file hosting/sharing sites like Esnips, mediafire...

Thailand: Web director arrested for “allowing offensive comments”

Prachatai web director Chiranuch Premchaiporn was arrested by police yesterday for “disseminating lese majeste content on the website.” To put it in another way, she was arrested for allowing comments...