· July, 2009

Stories about Advocacy from July, 2009

Democracy movement under attack in Vietnam

  20 July 2009

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 brings the number of journalists and bloggers held in Vietnam to at least 11. Nguyen Tien Trung, an active member...

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Egypt: No to Illegal Confiscation of Personal Devices

  13 July 2009

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 Egypt. Mr. Abbas was also frisked and the officers confiscated his laptop computer and other belongings.

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Australia debates internet censorship

  13 July 2009

It is not only China or Iran. Australia is debating internet censorship, in its case to protect children from online predators. But the proposal is off to a rocky start after several child protection groups-including Save the Children and civil liberty groups’ opposition. According to ABC News “The child protection...

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Information on riots in Urumqi slow to come by

  7 July 2009

China’s Muslim ethnic minority-the Uighurs are facing Beijing’s wrath after riots broke out in city of Urumqi in province of Xinjiang. The government has largely censored news, pictures and videos on the riots but the information is trickling in slowly and at least 140 people have been killed. D'Arcy Doran...

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