September, 2010

Stories from September, 2010

29 September 2010

Iran: Derakhshan was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison

According to [fa] Mashregh News Hossein Derakhshan, Iranian jailed blogger, was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison. Read more here.

21 September 2010

Mozambique: Government interference in SMS service

Much noise was made around the world about how the popular unrest against the rises in the cost of living in Maputo on September 1-2 was propagated by SMS messages by mobile...

20 September 2010

Iran: Jailed blogger, Hossein Derakhshan (“Hoder”) may face death penalty

A reliable source has told Global Voices that Tehran's prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan (also known as “Hoder”). The presiding judge, named Salavati,...

Iran: Prosecutor seeks death penalty for Derakhshan

A knowledgeable source told Global Voices that Tehran's prosecutor seeks death penalty for Hossein Derakhshan, jailed blogger. Judge Salavati hasn't ruled yet. Hossein has been accused of “collaborating with enemy...

Venezuela: Government vs. Social Networks, the battle continues.

Last week, the President of the Media Commission of the National Assembly, Manuel Villalba, declared that tomorrow, September 21, he’ll file a petition before the National Prosecutor against several websites...

18 September 2010

Iran:”Shiva was sentenced to Prison”

According to [fa] several news sites, Iranian jailed blogger and human rights activist, Shiva Nazar Ahari was sentenced to 74 lashes and six years prison.

16 September 2010

China: ID data verification system

Bloggers and twitterers are discussing the implementation of real name registration in Baidu's micro blogging platform, Baidu Shuoba. Some speculated that Baidu, the largest search engine company in China, is...

15 September 2010

Syria: Tal al-Molouhi, a 19-year-old female blogger in jail for almost a year

Tal al-Molouhi, a Syrian blogger, was arrested by Syrian state security agents for posting poems on her blog about Palestine. Till now she is detained with no charges and no...

13 September 2010

Telefónica Spain and Net Neutrality

Spanish Bloggers are once again discussing net neutrality, but this time the focus is not on the Google-Verizon´s agreement and their policy offer in the U.S, but on something much...

10 September 2010

Morocco: Blogger Receives Death Threats

Kacem who's a Moroccan blogger and activist openly writing about his atheism, says he received death threats on his Facebook inbox. Whilst the blogger insists he's not against Islam, he...