Stories from 22 December 2009
Uzbekistan: Criminal Charges Filed Against Documentary Photographer Umida Akhmedova
Umida Akhmedova, Uzbek documentary photographer, has been accused of insult and slander against Uzbek people and traditions. The maximum penalty for these charges includes remedial work on two up to three years or detention for up to six months. She is incriminated in the production of "Women and men: from dawn till dusk" photo album, produced in 2007 under support of Swiss Embassy Gender Program.
China: White-listing the Internet?
According to today's the Beijing News and Mingpao, The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is preparing to white-listing the whole Internet under the pretext of proliferation of pornography on mobile devices. The Beijing News quoted a recent meeting of the MIIT, summarized and explained the policies into 5...
China: Online protest against CNNIC
A group of webmasters puts up a protest website called FuckCNNIC to protest against the recent policy that bans individuals from registering CN domain. Last week, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the CN domain name supervision body, announced that starting from 21:00 on December 14, 2009, it would...