· October, 2009

Stories about Activism from October, 2009

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Azerbaijan: Video blogger trial postponed… again

  28 October 2009

In what many consider to be a politically motivated trial to stifle dissent in Azerbaijan, video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli once again appeared in court today. The two young activists, exemplary in their use of new media in the region, were unexpectedly detained in the early...

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Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor guide in Persian

  17 October 2009

The Anonymous Blogging with Wordpress and Tor guide is now available in Persian thanks to this translation by an Iranian blogger and friend who wants to remain anonymous. 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.

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Egypt: Security beats Blogger badly

  16 October 2009

Today, Friday 16th October, the Egyptian blogger Demagh Mak and his brother had been stopped for “ID check” in Tanta (Egyptian Province) by a police officer named Mohamed El-Dahrawy. For no reason, the police agent beat blogger Mak on his back, while asking for IDs. Andd when Mak asked him...

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China’s Internet: Two Media Declarations

  15 October 2009

As if to complement one another, two like-minded media declarations were posted on the internet only two days apart from each other, one on Oct. 8 by a group of 15 Chinese intellectuals, another by the Chinese government’s Xinhua News Agency during a World Media Summit in Beijing on Oct....

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Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor guide in Italian

  7 October 2009

The Anonymous Blogging with Wordpress and Tor guide is now available in Italian thanks to this translation by Jan Reister from Nazione Indiana blog. 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

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Iran: new and innovative ways to get heard loudly

  3 October 2009

Let's see how people in Iran are using media to make their voices heard when all media outlets have been subjected to government pressure and censorship. After the suppositious election in Iran, most of the internet had been filtered and there were no any other media, such as radio or...

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