Sami Ben Gharbia · September, 2007

My personal blog is at [fikra] فكرة (which means idea in Arabic).
I’m the co-founder of nawaat.org (which means the core in Arabic), a Tunisian collective blog about news and politics.

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Latest posts by Sami Ben Gharbia from September, 2007

27 September 2007

Polish computer programmer arrested for Google Bombing

The 23-years old Polish computer programmer Marek W. might face up to three years in prison for having created a Googlebombing software linking Polish President Lech Kaczynski‘s website to the...

25 September 2007

Jordan to monitor online publications and websites

Jordan will monitor online publications and websites, Nabil Al-Momani, the assistant general manager of Jordan Printing and Publishing department announced today. From now on websites and electronic newspapers will fall...

23 September 2007

Great Firewall of Turkey: access your WordPress blog with WordPrexy

As a reaction to the court's decision to block access to the entire WordPress.com blogging platform in Turkey, following a libel action brought by the Islamic-creationist, Adnan Oktar, Great Firewall...

19 September 2007

Turkey Blocks YouTube. Again.

For the second time in a year, a Turkish court ordered, on Tuesday September 18, to block access to YouTube.com over videos deemed insulting to the country's leaders. The decision...

Egyptian blogger arrested and prevented from covering a taxi drivers’ strike

Mahmoud Chachtawi, Egyptian blogger and reporter of abna2masr.com website, has been arrested during a taxi drivers’ strike he was covering. After detaining him for four hours, the police released him...

18 September 2007

Russian LiveJournal blogger could face three-year sentence

The 23-year old Russian blogger, Dmitry Shirinkin, who wrote a fiction story on his blog inspired by the Virginia Tech shooting, could face up to three years in prison (Please...

17 September 2007

Iran blocks access to Google and Gmail

Iran has blocked access to Google search engine and Gmail Google's free webmail service, Mehr news agency reported today. “I can confirm these sites have been filtered,” said Hamid Shahriari,...

14 September 2007

Pakistan: blogspot.com blocked again

The Don’t Block The Blog reported today that access to the popular blogging platform blogspot.com, which is owned by Google Inc, has been blocked again in Pakistan: For about four...

12 September 2007

Mumbai police to monitor cyber-cafes

In its war against terrorism, Mumbai's police is planning to install keystroke loggers in Mumbai's cyber cafes. According to Vijay Mukhi, President of the Foundation for Information Security and Technology:...

4 September 2007

Thailand: the first victim of the Computer Crime Act

It seems that the Thai authorities have used the recently passed Computer Crime Act (you can download the document below) to arrest two Thais for alleged offensive comments posted on...