July, 2010

Stories from July, 2010

15 July 2010

China: Sohu.com removed online public opinion leaders’ blog accounts

Sohu.com, one of the most popular portal website in China, removed more than a hundred bloggers from its blog hosting service on July 14 2010. Many of them are influential...

China: Cracking down on micro-blogging

According to today's Apple Daily News, the Propaganda Department and State Council Information Office have taken joint action in strengthening the control over micro-blogging services. Since Twitter and Facebook was...

14 July 2010

Egypt: Blogger Released After More Than two Years in Detention

After about three years of detention, the Egyptian blogger Mus'ad Abu Fagr was finally released on Tuesday, June 13th, 2010. Though more than eight release orders were issued to him...

12 July 2010

Venezuela: Two people arrested for tweeting about banking rumors

After menacing twitter users for their online activities a couple weeks ago, last thursday two persons were arrested, accused of spreading false rumors about the banking system. Those arrested were...

8 July 2010

Lebanon: Three Arrested for Facebook Postings

Lebanese Naim George Hanna, 27, Antoine Youssef Ramya, 29, and Shebel Rajeh Qassab, 27, have been arrested for posting Facebook statuses against the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman. The Lebanese online...

6 July 2010

China: Online grumble punished with one-year reform-through-labour

Tang Lin joined the “Kidney-stone-baby parent” network in 2008 as he suspected the cause of his baby's death was due to melamine contamination of infant milk formula. Since then, he...

5 July 2010

Mass Gmail Phishing in Tunisia

Lately, Internet users in Tunisia started complaining about difficulties accessing their Gmail account, and rumors began to circulate about an imminent censorship of Google's email service. Since the new wave...

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