November, 2009

Stories from November, 2009

17 November 2009

Global Voices to screen 10 tactics for turning information into action in Beirut

10 tactics for turning information into action is a documentary film, about rights advocacy, with a distinctive hands-on approach. The film features interviews with 25 rights advocates in 24 countries...

16 November 2009

Purdue Professor facing criticism for his blog

After Butler University, another Indiana university is now embroiled in online free speech debate. This time it is a Purdue University Professor who is facing lot of criticism for his...

IGF2009: #UNfail?

A medium size poster, in English, promoting the 2nd ONI volume “Access Controlled” book was removed by the Internet Governance Forum security forces, because of a phrase on it saying:...

15 November 2009

Chinese twitterers’ expectation to Obama's China visit

The U.S president Barack Obama has just arrived at Shanghai and started his first official visit to China. In the past two weeks, Chinese twitterers have been using the tag...

12 November 2009

Thailand’s new tsunami of political repression – SET them FREE!

Politicians can be so entertaining. Sometimes we laugh so hard we cry. Of course, the posturing and bluster of politicians always leads to the truth being forgotten as they try...

11 November 2009

Azerbaijan: Bloggers sentenced

As many of their supporters feared, and on the same day as a round table on the case against two detained video blogging youth activists, a court in Baku, Azerbaijan,...

8 November 2009

Azerbaijan: Blogger trial continues

In the same week that Threatened Voices, an online project to map bloggers under attack worldwide was launched, the continuing trial of detained video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and...

Cuba: Yoani Sanchez & Other Bloggers Seized

Yoaní Sánchez, Cuba's most famous blogger, who has received countless international awards for her activism, was detained briefly and beaten by Cuban authorities on November 6, along with fellow bloggers,...

7 November 2009

For Reporter Without Borders, “Press Freedom is the Price for Democracy”

“For you, access to information costs one click. In China, it would have cost a journalist seven years in jail”. This is the message you will currently find on the...

Iran: Online protest during the 30th anniversary of the US embassy seizure

While Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has warned the opposition not to hold protest on 4th of November, Iranian people prepare for huge rallies against dictatorship. 4th of November marks...