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China: YouTube blocked yet again

[updates below] As Tibet transitioned into total lockdown and videos of the violent situation proliferated on YouTube, people began noticing Saturday afternoon in China that the video-sharing website could not...

Anonymous Blogging guide now available in Chinese

Download PDF Thanks to one very gracious individual who unfortunately insists on remaining anonymous, Global Voices Online co-founder Ethan Zuckerman‘s guide Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor is now available...

China: Hack into Freedom City

For China's Astro Boy generation, a house arrested blogger like Zeng Jinyan could be most clearly viewed as one node in a network system needing to be re-established as quickly...

Myanmar: Latt's arrest and blogger opposition to the new constitution

It's been a month now since Burmese blogger Nay Phone Latt was arrested by police in Yangon and a week since his family was allowed to visit him for the...

Hong Kong netizens protest nude photo ‘white terror’

Eight people have now been arrested and two charged in Hong Kong in what many netizens are calling the “white terror,” police response to the Edison Chen sex photo scandal,...

China: Netizen Party announced

From forcing the rescue of hundreds of brick kiln slave laborers last year and seeing it through long after local bodies gave up to being analytical piranhas when dealt obvious...

China: Hu Jia's family become human “state secrets”

And likely very skinny ones at this point, having been locked away from journalists and lawyers and bringers of milk formula for over a month now. Since AIDS activist-turned house...

China: Lawyers denied visit to detained blogger Hu Jia

Here's a Facebook app waiting to happen: can you name all 51 bloggers currently doing time in Chinese prisons? Any guesses what #52's last blog post will have been about?...

China: A blow to citizen bloggers

Below is Zola's recount of what he's been through over the past few days and his abrupt conclusion. In a second blog post since his forced return earlier this week...

China: Citizen reporter arrested, escorted home

Zhou “Zola” Shuguang, the IT blogger/Hunan vegetable vendor turned brave young citizen reporter with his blog coverage of the Chongqing Nailhouse earlier this year, was detained by police on Monday...

China: NGO blogger's house raided, hard drive confiscated

The blogger behind one nominee in the Best of Blogs competition which concluded earlier this month had his house searched earlier today and his computer hard drive confiscated. Zhai Minglei,...

China: YouTube blocked and then some

Is YouTube blocked in China? YouTube is blocked in China. And accompanying the news are more mentions of pathological GFW paroxysms than usual; blogspot is back, so is Flickr, sort...

China: Can using a proxy tool be dangerous?

Just days before we were reminded that China remains the world's largest “prison” for bloggers and online journalists, with the former now at as great a threat as traditional reporters,...

China: Removing the blocked RSS rumor

Very annoying hearsay and bullshit is how the anonymous rumor from this past weekend that all RSS feeds have been blocked in China has been judged by bloggers both in...

China: Blogs ground down as National Congress gears up

There was a lot of scoffing last month when a big announcement was finally made of a pledge signed by many major blog providers encouraging their users to self-censor their...

Blogging for Kurds’ human rights

Young bloggers from across the Middle East have joined forces to fight for the human rights of their Kurdish brethren: “Our first target is the media which is necessary for...

Egyptian blogger disappears

Bloggers in Egypt have reported that Ahmed Saad Domah, a poet recently known to be preparing a petition against president Hosni Mubarak's rule, was seen fighting with police before being...

Popular Malaysian blogger interrogated

The dirt-busting blogger and editor of popular news and politics blog Malaysia Today Raja Petra was brought in for questioning by police on July 26 ostensibly in connection to a...

European study on legal frameworks for censorship released

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has issued a lengthy report looking at the legal and constitutional frameworks on which state governments are basing practices of internet censorship....

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