June, 2009

Stories from June, 2009

19 June 2009

CCTV's propaganda campaign against Google.cn

On June 18th, China Internet Illegal Information Reporting Centre (CIIRC) published a report in its frontage condemning Google.cn for spreading obscene contents. The report, titled as "Strongly condem google for...

18 June 2009

The Irony of Iran's ‘Twitter Revolution’

When the dust settles down on the Iran election crisis, we will see that Twitter was more useful as a media tool and not as an organizing tool.

17 June 2009

Iran: Tohidloo, a reformist blogger was arrested

Somayeh Tohidloo, a female reformist blogger was arrested. As protest against Iranian presidential election grows, Iranian authorities arrested several political activists. recently she and a couple of bloggers organized an...

OpenNet Initiative Releases Results on Filtering in Asia

From the Great Firewall to the Myanmar Wide Web, Asia is well-known for its practices in Internet filtering. China has long taken the lead in blocking Web sites, filtering sites...

16 June 2009

The Dawning of Internet Censorship in Germany

Germany is on the verge of censoring its Internet: The government – a grand coalition between the German social democrats and conservative party – seems united in its decision: On...

Iran: Abtahi, a leading blogger was arrested

Mohammad Ali Abtahi, cleric,former vice president and blogger, was arrested today. He participated in a protest movement against presidential election's results yesterday.

15 June 2009

China: No more criticism against Green Dam!

Update: June 16 – Green Dam filter software ‘not compulsory’ – via China Daily. On June 10th, the central propaganda department issued a notice reminding all the media to report...

Indonesia: People Power 2.0

Two days after her release from jail [id] on Wednesday 3 June 2009, the first court session for Prita Mulyasari, an Indonesian housewife  who was arrested and jailed since mid...

13 June 2009

Peru: Attacks to human rights and freedom of expression

The bloody events in the Peruvian town of Bagua began when the police removed a road blockade of indigenous people protesting against a law (DL 1090) they believe undermines their...

11 June 2009

Brazil: Amplified conversations to fight the Digital Crimes Bill

In another demonstration of cyberactivism and acvistim, Brazilian Internet users are gathering around a cause: to fight Senator Azeredo's Digital Crimes Bill. This legal project, which intends to intervene severely...

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