August, 2010

Stories from August, 2010

27 August 2010

Iran: Jailed blogger Goudarzi receives NPC award

The National Press Club has announced the international recipient of the 2010 John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award is Iranian blogger Kouhyar Goudarzi, who is being held in Tehran's...

26 August 2010

Four Advocacy guides available in Albanian

We are pleased to announce the translation of four Global Voices Advocacy guides in to Albanian language. With the help of the Metamorphosis Foundation, SEO Tips for Advocacy Bloggers, Geo-bombing:...

25 August 2010

Iran: Blogger May Face Charge of ‘Waging War Against God’

There is a growing concern that Shiva Nazar Ahari, a jailed human rights activist, blogger, and editor of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters website in Iran, may be charged...

20 August 2010

Azerbaijan: Supreme Court Upholds Bloggers’ Conviction

On 19 August, the Azerbaijani Supreme Court considered the case of imprisoned bloggers and youth activists Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade. In its decision, the Court upheld the lower courts'...

Our Guide “Mirroring a Censored WordPress Blog” is now available in Arabic

This guide is for bloggers with self-hosted* WordPress blogs who believe their sites may be blocked by government filters. Its goal is to help bloggers use a mirror site to...

18 August 2010

A First Glimpse at the Internet Filtering in Tunisia

We learned that the censorship imposed illegally on hundreds of Tunisian blogs and websites, both Tunisians and foreigners, was “shut off” temporarily for few hours on Monday, August 16, 2010....

Online dictatorship in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Since the post-presidential election of 2009, the Islamic republic of Iran has intensified its crackdown on media including bloggers and even micro-blogging environments like Facebook and twitter. Although the crackdown...

17 August 2010

Spaniard bloggers react to the Google-Verizon proposed policy

Spaniard bloggers have been very busy discussing and arguing about the recent Google-Verizon proposed policy for an open Internet. Most of them are against it because they consider it a...

15 August 2010

Iran: One of Mayor's sites was filtered

According to reformist Kalmeh, and several bloggers, Iranian authorities filtered “Khbargozarieh Shar” (means city's news agency). This site belongs to Tehran's Mayor and no information about the reasons for this...

12 August 2010

Iran: Hamed Saber is out of jail

Aftab News reported on 9th of August that Iranian photo-blogger, Hamed Saber, was released on bail.