· July, 2009

Stories about Activism from July, 2009

24 July 2009

China: Calling Guo Baofeng back home for dinner!

Blogger Peter Guo Baofeng, or amoiist, has been detained for more than a week by Mawei police in Fujian. According to twitter report (locked), the Mawei police asked the six...

21 July 2009

Azerbaijan: Appeal of bloggers rejected ahead of National Media Day

On 20th of July, Baku Court of Appeals was going to consider the cases of Adnan Hajizada and Emin Milli, two youth activists and bloggers recently beaten and detained in...

20 July 2009

Democracy movement under attack in Vietnam

Vietnam's growing democracy movement is under attack from the state once again.Pro-democracy blogger Nguyen Tien Trung was arrested earlier this month. According to Reporters Without Borders “Nguyen Tien Trung’s arrest...

19 July 2009

Azerbaijan: Activists’ support site goes down

Yesterday, as Önər Blog [AZ] reported, the Appellate Court in Baku was to consider again the case of Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade, the recently beaten and detained youth activists...

13 July 2009

Egypt: No to Illegal Confiscation of Personal Devices

On the 30th of June 2009, the security officers at Cairo International Airport have detained an activist blogger, Wael Abbas, who frequently writes about torture cases and police abuse in...

4 July 2009

Iran: Myth and reality about Twitter

International media coverage of the Iranian protest movement in the past weeks has widely celebrated ‘Twitter power' as a tool of organizing and reporting on protests, but the reliance on...