September, 2009

Stories from September, 2009

13 September 2009

China: Blue Dam activated

Beijing government has recently required all Internet service providers (ISPs) and data centers to install a software called Blue Dam in all their servers. According to today's Taiwan Apple Daily...

9 September 2009

Vietnamese Government Cracks Down On Bloggers

In response to the fast growing citizen journalist movement, the Vietnamese government launched a new entity (Administration Agency for Radio, Television and Electronics Information) and decree to restrict Internet freedom,...

Egypt Interrogating Netizen for a Blog Comment

On September the 3rd, 2009, Khaled elBalshy, the Editor-In-Chief of the Al-Badeel newspaper, who maintains a personal blog at http://elbalshy.blogspot.com, was interrogated by the Interior Ministry's Internet Crimes department for...

8 September 2009

China: Real name registration

In early August, major news portal websites have implemented real name registration. Netizens who want to post comment online have to fill up a registration form that collect data on...

Vietnam: Bloggers arrested for criticizing China

Vietnam is continuing its crackdown against bloggers.Early morning on September 3rd blogger Nguyen Nhu Quynh, asleep with her young child was arrested by armed security personnel.In July blogger Nguyen Tien...

7 September 2009

Danish-Egyptian Biometric ID-Card Scrutinized Before Take-off

Danish aid is advanzing a joint venture that will sell sofisticated biometric identification technology to the Egyptian Ministry of Communication. NGO questions lack of oversight and evaluation of whether the...

The Other Voice: Women in the Cyberspace Discourse in the Middle East and Islamic World

http://www.dayan.org/Women%20and%20the%20internet.pdf Tel Aviv Notes, Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University – 30 August 2009. In recent years, the Internet has become a swift and accessible means of communication, thanks in part...

6 September 2009

Anonymous Blogging guide now available in Arabic

Download PDF The Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor guide is now available in Arabic thanks to this translation by Yazan Badran and Mohammad Al abdallah. The guide outlines several...

4 September 2009

The Cross-posting for Advocacy guide is now available in Arabic

We are pleased to announce that the Advocacy 2.0 Guide: Cross-posting for Advocacy, An Introduction to Effective Social Media Integration, is now available in Arabic thanks to this translation by...

2 September 2009

Egypt: American blogger and activist detained,Laptop Confiscated

Last night, Tuesday 1st September 09, the American activist and blogger Travis Randall, who participated in a small march supporting Gaza earlier this year, was detained by security officers for...

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