May, 2012

Stories from May, 2012

28 May 2012

Nabeel Rajab: The struggle continues in Bahrain

President of Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab, has been released on $800 bail, his lawyer Mohamed Al Jishi said. Earlier this month, Rajab was arrested at Bahrain International...

21 May 2012

Pakistan: Twitter has been Blocked

Twitter has been blocked in Pakistan on Sunday. The country's top telecommunications officials said that it was blocked because it refused to remove tweets considered offensive to Islam. The tweets...

20 May 2012

Zambia: President Sata Sues Citizens, Media Criticizing Him

President Sata recently sued United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema, the Daily Nation newspaper, radio station Hot FM and University of Zambia lecturer Cholwe Beyani for defamation of...

18 May 2012

Letter for Civil Society Involvement in WCIT

This page features a letter from academics and civil society groups from around the world to International Telecommunication Union Secretary-General Dr. Hamadoun Touré regarding the lack of opportunity for civil...

Venezuela: State-owned ISP presumably blocks news website

As of May 17th, Venezuelan netizens have reported through Twitter that the news website lapatilla.com might have been blocked by governmental ISP, Cantv.net.

17 May 2012

Netizen Report: RuNet Edition

Our weekly review of developments in the global struggle for freedom and control of the Internet begins in Russia, where citizen media has been under attack in the wake of...

14 May 2012

A man serving an anti-royal sentence in Thailand dies in prison

Akong was sentenced to 20 years in jailed for an unproven lese majeste case on the basis of Thailand's Computer Crime Act. The 61-year-old grandfather, who had long battled with...

Zambia: Citizen News Website Hacked

On Wednesday, 9 May 2012, netizens who flock to various citizen-run news websites such as Zambian Watchdog and Tumfweko were met with “page not available” or messages to similar effect....

11 May 2012

Breaking Borders Award 2012!

We're excited to announce the second edition of the Breaking Borders Award for 2012. The award is a prize created by Google and Global Voices to honor outstanding web or...

The Monarchy of Bahrain: An enemy of the Internet

Last week, the Bahraini authorities arrested the President of the Human Rights Centre in Bahrain, Nabeel Rajab when he returned from Lebanon at Bahrain’s International Airport. Apparently, the Bahraini government...

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