Stories from 28 June 2010
Venezuela: Twitterers, bloggers and forum members, in the eye of the justice.
A week ago, venezuelan President ordered to initiate a thorough and systematic investigation in order to identify the sources of the rumors about the instability of private banking. Authorities stated that generation of rumors is a crime, and that users of digital forums, online social networks, twitter or even text messages might be held responsible for manipulation and 'terrorism'.
China: Labour research website shut down for supporting Honda labour strike
On the date (June 8) when the Chinese State Council issued its white paper on Internet policy, asserting the significance of online public opinion in monitoring the government, a labour research website (zggr.cn) was forced to shut down for publishing “inappropriate content”. The so called inappropriate content was a statement...