· November, 2008

Stories about Advocacy from November, 2008

25 November 2008

MEPs urge European internet and telecommunication companies to sign Human Rights code

According to a press release we've received from MEP Jules Maaten of the Dutch conservative VVD party, eight Members of the European Parliament called today European internet and telecommunication companies...

24 November 2008

Blog for a Cause guide is now available in Chinese!

Nine months too late, but thanks to the same gracious individual who translated GVA's Anonymous Blogging guide, we are now able to present you with the Chinese version of Blog...

23 November 2008

Iran: Cyber Writers Jailed and Threatened and Millions of Sites Filtered

Iranian cyber writers are facing a very difficult time. We can summarize Iran's current situation in three words: Jail, Filtering and Threats. Iranian authorities recently jailed two cyber writers. Read...

Yemeni blogger appeals to prevent possible assassination

In a rather emotional entry posted on his blog, Nashwan Abdu Ali Ghanim, a Yemeni blogger with blogs on maktoobblogs.com and kitab.com called upon international advocacy groups and the Arab...

Egypt: one blogger disappeared and another still in custody despite court order

Blogger Mohammad Adel who runs the blog Maeit (already dead!) disappeared since Friday, November 21, 2008. As reported by Wael Abbas on Twitter, Adel was supposedly going to meet with...

15 November 2008

An Egyptian internet writer and blogger still detained and his family is threatened to be killed

The mother and two sisters of the Egyptian blogger and Internet writer Reda Abdul Rahman were threaten to be killed, when they tried to ask state security agents about the...

11 November 2008

Burmese blogger Nay Phone Latt sentenced to twenty years and six months

Judge Daw Soe recently sentenced Nay Phone Latt to a total of twenty years and six months for possession of a banned video and having a blog to express his...

4 November 2008

The Info-Activism Camp: Tools and Tactics for Digital Advocacy

Struggling to make an impact on your target audience? Are issues unresolved despite your best efforts? Are you excited about the advocacy potential of the Internet, mobile phones or information...

Corporations Agree to Standards for Internet Freedom

The Global Network Initiative has been launched. The Initiative is a code of conduct for corporations on privacy and free speech created by a coalition of human rights, media development...