15 January 2010

Stories from 15 January 2010

Mauritanian Editor Hanevy Ould Dahah Remains Detained

  15 January 2010

In June of 2009, Global Voices Advocacy was the first to report that Mauritanian editor Hanevy Ould Dahah, who runs leftist site Taqadoumy, had been arrested over a comment left on the site. Ould Dahah, sentenced to 6 months in prison, should have been released on December 24, however, on...

Jordan to censor the internet

  15 January 2010

Jordan's Appeal Court has extended the reach of its print and publications law to cover electronic media, meaning that it will censor sites and blogs, writing in ArabCrunch, Gaith Saqer that, empowers authorities to prosecute or impose fines on any electronic medium of Publishing from SMS to the Internet user...

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