January, 2011

Stories from January, 2011

31 January 2011

Campus Free Speech: University of Massachusetts’ Policy Criticized

Free speech issue is a hot button issue on campuses in the United States, and a post at Huffington Post has re-ignited the debate once again. In 2009, we talked...

27 January 2011

China: Censorship pressure from the private sector

It is well known that online content providers in China have to follow censorship instructions from various government authorities. However, with the rise of private public relation company, there is...

26 January 2011

Iran: A blogger's life in danger

Hrana, human rights activists news agency, reports [fa] that Hossein Maleki Ronaghi ‘s life is in danger and he needs urgent medical care in prison. Hossein Maleki Ronaghi has been...

20 January 2011

Iran's Cyber Police, Geography, and the Psychological Denial of Service

National Public Radio reports that Iran is planning on dispatching “cyber police” across the country with General Ahmadi Moghaddam stating that “There is no time to wait” in deploying the...

14 January 2011

China: A man arrested for micro-blogging about Taxi driver strike

According to NDdaily, a man, known as Mr. Zhou, was arrested for micro-blogging a Taxi driver strike at Xianning city in Hubei province on December 19, 2010 under the charge...

13 January 2011

Is the Tunisian internet censorship regime shutting down?

Following persistent widespread protests in Tunisia in recent days and the impending general strike tomorrow, Tunisian President Ben Ali held a speech on the state television chanel Tunisie7 this evening...

12 January 2011

Iran: Blocking activity, email interception, and renewed pressure on the Green Movement

The Tor Project reports that the Iranian firewall is now blocking or throttling Tor,  a number of other circumvention tools as well as SSL.  They recommend using bridges that are...

11 January 2011

Saudi policy on blogging criticized

Saudi Arabia has for long faced criticism and scrutiny for not allowing the country's press and the people to express themselves without any fear of reprisal. The criticism is sure...

7 January 2011

Tunisia : Blogger, Global Voices contributor, Slim Amamou arrested today

Activist and blogger Slim Amamou was arrested today, January 6, around 1pm. At this time, his friends and colleagues have no news from him, nor do we know the exact...

5 January 2011

China: An alleged list of banned SMS terms

Elaine Chow from Shanghaiist reports on an alleged list of banned SMS by major mobile companies in China in 2010. The documents, distributed by @zuola via Twitter, are claimed to...