22 December 2011

Stories from 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...