December, 2010

Stories from December, 2010

30 December 2010

Hungary introduces press censorship

Press censorship is a common occurrence in many parts of the world, but one does not associate a democratic nation in middle of Europe to go this route. Well, Hungary...

22 December 2010

Venezuela: The bill to regulate internet has been approved

On Monday, December 20th, the Venezuelan Parliament passed the bill that gives the Executive the power to regulate all content accessible in Internet within Venezuela. Through an administrative organ, CONATEL,...

16 December 2010

Human Rights Organizations Worldwide Decry Attacks on Freedom of Expression

It has been almost two weeks since cablegate.wikileaks.org, the website hosting leaked US diplomatic cables, was taken down, and the right of Wikileaks to publish truthful information was immediately besieged....

Venezuela: Internet law moves forward, albeit with changes

In a first round of discussion, on December 14th, the Venezuelan National Assembly approved the reform to the Law on Social Responsibility in Radio, Television and Electronic Media and differed...

12 December 2010

ICANN TLD censorship mechanisms hidden in procedural details of Applicant Guidebook

In increasingly oversizied legal & policy documents,  it can take some digging to find the real issues presented within. The proposed Final Version of ICANN's gTLD Applicant Guidebook is no...

Venezuela: A law to regulate the Internet raises controversy

Venezuelan government is promoting a law reform to regulate the access and usage of the Internet within the country, and also the implementation of a national Network Access Point.

11 December 2010

China: No empty chair allowed online

Yesterday Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia could not attend the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway. The Nobel Prize committee reserved an empty chair to symbolize...

9 December 2010

Iran: “A website developer was sentenced to death”

Saeed Malekpour,website developer, is facing the death penalty in Iran for allegedly designing “adult” websites. A few Iranian sites wrote Malekpour was the main manager of hard porn Avizoon site...

Iran:Derakhshan Released On $1.5 Million Bail

An informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Hossein Derakhshan was released last night on the unprecedented bail amount of $1.5 million. Derakhshan had requested...

Net Neutrality, Spain and Wikileaks

Previously, we’ve touched on the the topic of net neutrality , especially neutrality in Spain. Since last September, when Telefonica proposed to Spain’s Telecommunications Market Comission, to eliminate their flat...

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