· November, 2009

Stories about Activism from November, 2009

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Iran: Internet senior officers will be trained to counter Internet activism

  26 November 2009

Recently, the Islamic Republic of Iran Intelligence Ministry announced that in order to counter Internet activism in Iran, senior officers will be trained. The minister of the intelligence counted internet activism as a new challenge for the regime. The minister urged that, as a result of existing contacts and collaboration between...

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Global Voices to screen 10 tactics for turning information into action in Beirut

  17 November 2009

10 tactics for turning information into action is a documentary film, about rights advocacy, with a distinctive hands-on approach. The film features interviews with 25 rights advocates in 24 countries who have successfully used digital technologies to initiate positive change. It includes the story of Noha Atef whose blog, TortureinEgypt.net,...

Purdue Professor facing criticism for his blog

  16 November 2009

After Butler University, another Indiana university is now embroiled in online free speech debate. This time it is a Purdue University Professor who is facing lot of criticism for his blog post-which he maintains on his own time and using his own resources, where he stated his views against homosexuality....

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Azerbaijan: Bloggers sentenced

  11 November 2009

As many of their supporters feared, and on the same day as a round table on the case against two detained video blogging youth activists, a court in Baku, Azerbaijan, earlier passed sentence on Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli. The verdict and first reaction spread on Twitter.   Media Helping...

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Azerbaijan: Blogger trial continues

  8 November 2009

In the same week that Threatened Voices, an online project to map bloggers under attack worldwide was launched, the continuing trial of detained video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli in Baku, Azerbaijan. The last court hearing was adjourned because witnesses did not turn up.

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Iran: Online protest during the 30th anniversary of the US embassy seizure

  7 November 2009

While Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has warned the opposition not to hold protest on 4th of November, Iranian people prepare for huge rallies against dictatorship. 4th of November marks the anniversary of US embassy seizure. 30 years ago, students grabbed the embassy, but now students have changed significantly, so...

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Iran: More attempts to control the people

  4 November 2009

These are just some of the actions that have been taken place in order to prevent Iranian Netizens from accessing the Web during the 4th of November: According to some sources from Iran, the internet speed has become too low and even when using ADSL, it is hard to open...

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Butler University drops lawsuit against student

  3 November 2009

Butler University has dropped lawsuit against Jess Zimmerman. The student was accused of defaming the university in his blog “TrueBU”. Indiana Daily Student says “He (Zimmerman) was critical of Butler and two administrators: Peter Alexander, dean of Butler’s College of Fine Arts, and Jamie Comstock, Butler’s provost. He wrote things...

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Introducing Threatened Voices

  3 November 2009

Today, Global Voices Advocacy is launching a new website called Threatened Voices to help track suppression of free speech online. It features a world map and an interactive timeline that help visualize the story of threats and arrests against bloggers worldwide, and it is a central platform to gather information from the most dedicated organisations and activists.

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