December, 2011

Stories from December, 2011

22 December 2011

Iran: Blogger May Face Death Penalty

Several bloggers and news sites reported [fa] that Mohammad Reza Pour Shajari, a jailed blogger , may face charge of ‘Waging War Against God’ (moharebeh). A death sentence can be...

China: Micro-blog real name registration extended to Guangzhou and Shenzhen

The regulation of real name registration for micro-blogging platform has extended from Beijing to Guangzhou and Shenzhen. According to local report [zh], the real name registration requirement is started today...

For Bloggers at Risk: Creating a Contingency Plan

In 2011, we have witnessed the incredible power of bloggers and social media users capturing the world’s attention through their activism. At the same time, regimes appear to be quickening...

18 December 2011

Iran: Jailed blogger stopped his hunger strike

Several sites reported [fa] that Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, Iranian jailed blogger stopped his hunger strike after about one week.Hossein is serving a 15 year prison sentence in the security ward...

China: Real Name Registration for Micro-blogging

The Beijing city government introduced a new set of regulations on December 16, 2011 to control the flow of information in micro-blogging platforms. The Beijing Municipal Regulations Concerning the Development...

17 December 2011

Bahrain: Blogger Zainab Al-Khawaja Brutally Arrested

Bahraini blogger Zainab Al-Khawaja, whose tweets @angryarabiya are keeping the world up-to-date with atrocities committed by the Bahraini regime against protesters, was brutally arrested on Friday. The mother of a...

16 December 2011

PalConnect: Palestine's First-Ever Social Media Conference

Palestine had its first-ever social media conference on December 4-6, 2011. It brought together Palestinian social media activists from across Palestine with the goal of supporting the development of local...

15 December 2011

Iran: Jailed blogger on hunger strike

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, jailed blogger, is on hunger strike [fa] over his jail's conditions. Hossein is serving a 15 year prison sentence in the security ward of Evin Prison.

SOPA undermines the U.S. in its negotiations for a free, open Internet

Yesterday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) approved a Recommendation on Principles for Internet Policy Making [pdf]. It contains a set of 14 principles intended as a blueprint...

12 December 2011

Netizen Report: Fight for the Future Edition

As we celebrate the birth of Khaled Alaa Abdel Fattah, born last Tuesday to two Egyptian cyber-activists: mother Manal Bahey al-Din Hassan and father Alaa Abd El-Fattah who is currently...