16 February 2010

Stories from 16 February 2010

YouTube Bans Tunisian Site Nawaat from Uploading Videos

  16 February 2010

Yesterday, Advocacy Director Sami Ben Gharbia, who is also co-founder of the Tunisian news site Nawaat, reported that Nawaat was no longer able to upload YouTube videos to their site, after YouTube staff determined that a video they were trying to upload contained “objectionable content.”  Ben Gharbia posted the message...

Thailand: Another lèse majesté computer act arrest

  16 February 2010

On February 5 an unidentified man was arrested for comments he posted to a webboard. His house was searched, his computer confiscated as evidence, his family frightened, and friends panicked. These are ordinary people who express opinions that the authorities consider dangerous, and the mainstream media never allows. The Internet...

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