February, 2011

Stories from February, 2011

15 February 2011

Advocacy Recap: Part II

Last week, we looked back at the US government's handling of  G20 summit protesters and pro-democracy bloggers in Vietnam facing persecution. Now let us talk about the Purdue University Professor who...

14 February 2011

Bahrain Blocks YouTube Pages and More

In the midst of protests in Bahrain's capital of Manama that resulted in over 200 arrests and at least one death, evidence suggests that the government has clamped down on...

12 February 2011

Thailand: Free speech on trial – day five

Day Five – Police scientist testifies for prosecution ((Please also read day one, day two, day three and day four trial.) The fifth day of trial continued on Friday for...

11 February 2011

Thailand: Free speech on trial – day four

Day four: MICT and police lawyers testify (Please also read day one, day two and day three trial) The trial of Chiranuch Premchaiporn, independent news portal Prachatai’s webmaster continued Thursday...

9 February 2011

Thailand: Free speech on trial – day three

Day Three – MICT’s legal advisor testifies: “Freedom has its limits.” (Day one and day two trial) The third day for prosecution witnesses in the trial of Prachatai webmaster Chiranuch...

Thailand: Free speech on trial (day two)

Day Two: Thailand’s chief censor continues in Prachatai trial (Day one trial see) The second day in the lèse majesté trial against Chiranuch Premchaiporn, webmaster of Thai independent news portal,...

China: Censorship instructions in January 2011

In China, censorship instructions are issued by a number of government and CCP authorities. The China Digital Times has translated a number of censorship instructions issued in January 2011 to...

Egypt: Sequence of Communication Shutdown during 2011 Uprising

25 January 2011 was the day when people of Egypt went to the streets in several proveniences to demonstrate against President Mubarak and the current regime. Online platforms and social...

7 February 2011

Advocacy Recap

After blogging about free speech issues and dangers faced by bloggers and reporters in various parts of the world, I think it would be nice to look back and check...

5 February 2011

Thai webmaster facing 50 years for lèse majesté postings

The trial of Chiranuch Premchaiporn, nicknamed Jiew, opened on Friday at Bangkok’s Criminal Court, the venue changed to Courtroom 701. A larger courtroom was needed due to an unprecedented number...