April, 2010

Stories from April, 2010

22 April 2010

Guide: Mirroring a Censored WordPress Blog

Global Voices Advocacy is pleased to release another Advocacy 2.0 guide: Mirroring a Censored WordPress Blog. The guide, which has been written by Sami Ben Gharbia (Global Voices Advocacy Director),...

21 April 2010

Egypt: Using Online Media & Digital Devices to Release Detainees

Earlier this month, the April 6 Youth Movement staged a protest in front of the Egyptian Peoples Assembly calling for more political freedoms and an end to Egypt's restrictive “emergency...

19 April 2010

Guide: SEO Tips for Advocacy Bloggers

Global Voices Advocacy is pleased to release its third Advocacy 2.0 Guides: SEO Tips for Advocacy Bloggers: How to Apply Search Engine Optimization to Grow Your Readership and Influence More...

16 April 2010

President Chávez and his “Communicational Guerrilla”

On last sunday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez launched the program named “Communicational Thunder”, and seventy-five young students between ages 13 and 17, were sworn in his "Communicational Guerrilla", wearing khaki...

13 April 2010

Morocco: Formerly Jailed Blogger Bashir Hazzam Tells His Story

Blogging can lead to jail in Morocco. Bashir Hazzam learned it the hard way when in last December the authorities arrested him for reporting on the violent events that shook...

12 April 2010

Bahrain Bans BlackBerry Chat Groups

Bahrain recently banned the use of BlackBerry chat groups citing concerns over the “chaos and confusion” that would result from sharing and distributing local news through these groups, according to...

Thailand pulls plug on TV station, decrees martial law, arrests Webmasters, blocks 10,000 more websites

Thailand’s draconian Internal Security Act was passed in 2007 in its 11th hour by a national legislature appointed by a military coup. Its targets appeared to be the ongoing insurgency...

8 April 2010

Facebook Deactivations

This post originally appeared on Jillian C. York's blog. Over the course of the past week, I've gotten reports from a number of people whose personal Facebook pages have been...

Taiwan: Police ask for Plurkers’ IPs

Plurk is the most popular micro-blogging platform in Taiwan. Recently, in March 29 2010, one of its founder Alvin Woon posted a plurk, saying that he had been receiving letter...

7 April 2010

Some notes on the case of Noticiero Digital and digital crimes

On past march, Venezuelan President denounced the website noticierodigital.com for "having published fake information, announcing the decease of Minister Diosdado Cabello", and he ordered the Public Ministry to prosecute the...

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