Sami Ben Gharbia · January, 2008

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 January, 2008

30 January 2008

Blog for a Cause!: The Global Voices Guide of Blog Advocacy

Blog for a Cause Click on the image to download Global Voices Advocacy is pleased to announce the second of several planned manuals focused on the topics of circumventing internet...

26 January 2008

Yemen blocks independent news websites

Numerous Yemeni websites have been blocked recently by government-controlled ISPs. Among them is the popular YemenPortal (English version of the site here), Yemen’s first multi-source news crawler and search engine,...

23 January 2008

Turkey again blocks access to YouTube

A Turkish court has again blocked access to the popular video-sharing site YouTube over a video clip allegedly insulting the country's founding father, Kemal Atatürk. According to The New Anatolian,...

14 January 2008

FreeAccess Plus!: Web 2.0 Censorship workaround

Based on Hamed Saber‘s “Access Flickr” Firefox extension, which enables users to circumvent the filter currently in effect in Iran and in few other countries that block Flickr, the popular...

6 January 2008

Thailand: publishing house website shut down

The website of Fah Diew Kan (Same Sky), a quarterly social and political magazine, has been shut down by its host Net Service Ltd for Lèse majesté violations. The move...

3 January 2008

Egypt: lawsuit demanding the websites banning is rejected

Judge Abdel Fattah Mourad, who requested the ban of 51 blogs and websites deemed insulting the state’s dignity and threatening Egypt’s interests, has lost his case. On December 29, 2007,...