June, 2009

Stories from June, 2009

11 June 2009

Egypt: Police Asks For Information about visitors of ‘Political Websites’

After detaining more than 100 blogger in 2008 alone, Egypt is now using a new technique in controlling the internet freedom, as police officers asked an internet café owner to...

9 June 2009

Global Voices Advocacy Wins Zemanta Blog Contest

Global Voices Advocacy won first prize in Zemanta's Blogging for a Cause competition today. More than 60 different websites were nominated, and the top 5 to receive the most votes...

Caste Based Communities on Orkut Mirror India's Splintered Society

I have written before about Shiv Sena's militant approach towards Orkut communities critical of the party, its leader Bal Thakeray, or its Hindutva ideology. Caste-based communities on Orkut are another...

8 June 2009

China: Green dam PC filtering

According to Wall Street Journal (June 8, 2009), the Chinese government has required international PC makers to equip their PC shipped to China with filter software from July 1 onward....

7 June 2009

Hostages of Realpolitik: EU Wouldn’t Notice New Belarusan Prisoners of Conscience

A video is now being circulated by bloggers on the Internet in order to attract attention to the fate of Belarusan prisoner of conscience Mikalaj Autuchovic who is dying in...

4 June 2009

Tanzanian blogger faces jail term over manipulated photographic images

The Nairobi Chronicle reports that a Tanzanian blogger faces jail after publishing manipulated photographic images depicting Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete engaging in lewd sex acts. According to Habari Leo ,...

3 June 2009

China: Chinese Internet Maintenance Day

On 2nd of June, a number of overseas websites including twitter, flickr and youtube have been blocked. Today, on 3rd of June, a large number of local websites, including Fanfou...

Twitter, Flickr, Bing, etc. blocked in China

With the 20th Anniversary of June 4 approaching, netizens reported that a number of social networking and peer to peer communication websites have been blocked in China, including Twitter, Flickr,...

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