· August, 2009

Stories about Advocacy from August, 2009

25 August 2009

United States:Google at the center of online free speech debate

Google is at the center of online free speech debate once again. The search engine giant is being sued by blogger Rosemary Port after they released her identity following a...

19 August 2009

Egypt: the Influence of Facebook Events and Groups

Within the dynamic and expansive electronic media landscape in Egypt, Facebook became widely used by Egyptian citizens for different reasons and in several occasions, especially when it comes to shape...

17 August 2009

Brazil: Lawsuits force popular political blog to close down

The A Nova Corja blog [The New Scum, pt], a symbol of independent and investigative journalism on the Brazilian blogosphere, has published a farewell post [pt]. On August 6th, the...

4 August 2009

The Egyptian Government and the detention of Internet activists

Many reasons and factors helped the emergence of electronic media in Egypt. For example, suppressing different media outlets, such as newspapers, TV channels and radio-stations, difficult procedures for founding new...

3 August 2009

United States: Online free speech debate

Should a school be able to curb a student's speech online because the content is available on campus? A case in the 3rd U.S Circuit Court of Appeals sets a...

1 August 2009

Iran: Leading reformist Abtahi on trial

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi, a leading blogger and former reformist vice president, was among dozens to protest the 12th June presidential election's result. A trial of the protestors is now underway...

Egypt: 2 Bloggers Released and Another Still Disappeared (podcast)

Two out of the three bloggers who were arrested on July 22, 2009 are now free. Abdel Rahman Ayyash and Magdy Saad were released after six days of arrest at...