July, 2009

Stories from July, 2009

21 July 2009

“Resign or Else”: Report of Power Abuse Stifled in the Madagascar Media

[ Most identities have been replaced by initials for safety reasons] VNR is a young journalist in one of the largest newspaper of Madagascar. When we first talked over the...

Azerbaijan: Appeal of bloggers rejected ahead of National Media Day

On 20th of July, Baku Court of Appeals was going to consider the cases of Adnan Hajizada and Emin Milli, two youth activists and bloggers recently beaten and detained in...

20 July 2009

Democracy movement under attack in Vietnam

Vietnam's growing democracy movement is under attack from the state once again.Pro-democracy blogger Nguyen Tien Trung was arrested earlier this month. According to Reporters Without Borders “Nguyen Tien Trung’s arrest...

19 July 2009

Azerbaijan: Activists’ support site goes down

Yesterday, as Önər Blog [AZ] reported, the Appellate Court in Baku was to consider again the case of Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade, the recently beaten and detained youth activists...

17 July 2009

China: Netizens arrested for gang rape scandal in Fujian

Yesterday (July 16) in early morning, twitterer amoiist sent out a mobile message to twitter saying: “I have been arrested by Mawei police, SOS.” And the second message is: “Pls...

13 July 2009

Egypt: No to Illegal Confiscation of Personal Devices

On the 30th of June 2009, the security officers at Cairo International Airport have detained an activist blogger, Wael Abbas, who frequently writes about torture cases and police abuse in...

Australia debates internet censorship

It is not only China or Iran. Australia is debating internet censorship, in its case to protect children from online predators. But the proposal is off to a rocky start...

12 July 2009

Azerbaijan: Youth activist, prominent blogger imprisoned after trial behind closed doors

In what might be the first case of a blogger being assaulted and detained in the South Caucasus, two youth activists were yesterday imprisoned for two months pre-trial investigative detention...

8 July 2009

Uighurbiz.cn's founder detained

In twitter, a number of retweets said that IIham Tohti, a Uighur professor in Minzu university of China and founder of Uighurbiz.cn has been detained. According to Xinjiang Governor Nur...

7 July 2009

Information on riots in Urumqi slow to come by

China’s Muslim ethnic minority-the Uighurs are facing Beijing’s wrath after riots broke out in city of Urumqi in province of Xinjiang. The government has largely censored news, pictures and videos...