November, 2010

Stories from November, 2010

Cuba: Telecommunications, Internet Access, and US-Cuba Policy

US-based and US-affiliated telecom companies, which is to say, nearly all telecoms that offer service in the Caribbean, face severe restrictions in the US- Cuba embargo legislation, and this has...

Chiapas: Warrantless arrest of Free Software activist

Chiapas was a pioneer in the use of digital activism by grassroots social movements. It started in 1994 with the Zapatista movement and it keep growing to become a tool...

Thailand now blocking 277,610 websites

Conservative, Royalist Manager media network published the first govt announcement of further Internet censorship since July. Buried in Manager’s propaganda, we learn that the new Army commander has signed a...

Peru: Blogger Sentenced for Defamation of Former Politician

On Friday, October 29th, the court's sentence was handed down for the offensive libel suit brought by the former government minister and parliament member Jorge Mufarech Nemy against the law...

China: Blacklisting netizens

Shanghai government has blacklisted 80 netizens and exposed their user names and IPs on the Expose Channel of Shanghai Internet Social Credit Investigation Web. Most of the listed netizens are...

Turkey Unblocks YouTube, but Will Ban Be Short-Lived?

YouTube has been banned in Turkey since 2007. Now, for the first time in two years, the popular video-sharing site is once again accessible in Turkey. Since the site was...

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