Stories about TOPICS from June, 2011
Ahead of Malaysia human right defender and blogger - Charles Hector’s defamation trial on 28-29 June 2011, ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian Court to consider the case in line with international freedom of expression standards. Given the fundamental importance of the right to freedom of expression, and its recognition in Article 10 of the Malaysian Constitution, ARTICLE 19 urges the Court to ensure that Malaysian defamation law is interpreted, to the extent possible, in a manner that respects Hector’s freedom of expression.
The Hong Kong Government has tabled the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2011 at the Legislative Council on June 15, 2011. The bill will criminalized online derivative works that use copyrighted material without authorization. Local info activists believe that the criminalization of re-creation would result in a chilling effect for online political...
Bahrain: Leading blogger Ali Abdulemam sentenced to 15 years in prison, along with other human rights defenders
Nine months after leading blogger and human rights activist Ali Abdulemam was arrested along with other political and human rights activists in Bahrain, a military court has sentenced him to 15 years in prison. The rest of activists face sentences that range from two years to life imprisonment, in...
The Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor guide is now available in Spanish thanks to this translation by our dear contributor Marianne Diaz. The guide outlines several methods of protecting one’s identity in order to avoid retaliation and can considerably reduce the risks that a blogger’s identity will be linked to his or her online writings through technical means.
For all the talk of Internet freedom, little of it takes into account the bleaker reality of inhabiting Chinese cyberspace. Influential tech blogger William Long addresses this with a post criticizing the destructive bent to China's hacker communities, which then brought on a multi-front attack against Long.
Writing about Iranian bloggers offers few moments of respite. The sad stories are endless, and the threats don't seem to subside. As though repression and censorship were not enough, bad luck seems to play in too. What follows are the stories of three bloggers, who are each serving very long...
This diagram represents sequence of communication shutdown implemented by security agencies in Egypt and telecommunications companies between January 25th and February 6th, to control the flow of information between people.
According to local media report, a Chongqing city resident Fang Hung was sentenced to labour education camp in April 2011 for posting a microblog that mocked at the city's party leader Bo Xilai, the son of a Chinese Communist Party revolutionary elder Bo Yibo.
Hrna [fa], Human rights activists news agency, reports [fa] that Ali Pour Soleiman, a blogger and teacher was arrested in Iran a few days ago. He was a member of Association of Teachers and wrote [fa] in Sokhane Molem (means teacher's word) blog.