· February, 2009

Stories about Advocacy from February, 2009

25 February 2009

Announcing Herdict Web: Report Inaccessibility Now!

Global Voices Advocacy is proud to announce the launch of Herdict Web.  Herdict Web is a natural extension of The OpenNet Initiative; but whereas ONI views Internet filtering through an...

12 February 2009

German-Egyptian blogger is released after 5 Days of Mental Abuse

I was repeatedly questioned about everything and I was terrified. Although I was not abused physically, I was blind-folded all the time. Officers kept saying to me, and I was...

10 February 2009

Egyptian: Second blogger arrested in less than a week

In less than a week, two Egyptian bloggers were arrested. The recent arrest occurred yesterday, February 9th, 2009, when central security forces broke into Diaa Eddin Gad, the owner of...

8 February 2009

Egypt: Bloggers for Terrorism

Egyptian bloggers are posting their own photographs, posing with fake guns and pistols, on their blogs and Facebook groups as part of a new gimmick to draw attention to the...

6 February 2009

Yemeni online journalist sends urgent appeal after death threats and hacking of his website

Mohamed Al-Jabali, the editor of Akhbaralasr news website is the latest casualty in a wave of intimidations targeting bloggers and online journalists in Yemen. In a statement made yesterday, Al-Jabali...

5 February 2009

Japan: Bloggers respond to new filtering measures

Over the past week, Japan's major mobile phone operators have commenced filtering web access on mobile phones contracted to minors (users under 18 years of age), following on legislation introduced...

4 February 2009

Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT) releases new legal circumvention tools

Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT) is pleased to announce two new, easy, legal tools for circumventing Internet censorship. Thailand's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, the Official Censor of the...

1 February 2009

India: Blogger silenced

Chyetanya Kunte is an Indian blogger living in the Netherlands. On 27th of November, 2008 during the terror attacks in Mumbai he wrote a blog post (now available through Google...

Cambodia: Internet censorship targets artists

The Cambodian Ministry of Women's Affairs has threatened to block a Web site that contains artistic illustrations of bare-breasted Apsara dancers and a Khmer Rouge soldier. This censorship targets Cambodian...