· October, 2009

Stories about Advocacy from October, 2009

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Azerbaijan: Video blogger trial postponed… again

  28 October 2009

In what many consider to be a politically motivated trial to stifle dissent in Azerbaijan, video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli once again appeared in court today. The two young activists, exemplary in their use of new media in the region, were unexpectedly detained in the early...

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United States:Aftermath of G20 protest suppression

  20 October 2009

Pittsburgh hosted G20 summit last month (September 22-25), which was marred by protests and the controversial way in which authorities went about suppressing dissent through Twitter. Activist Elliot Madison who works with People's Law Collective, his home was raided by authorities, he and another man were accused of ” using...

Morocco: Press Freedoms Backsliding

  17 October 2009

2009 has not been a good year for press freedom in Morocco, and over the past few months, actions against journalists seem to be escalating.  Although journalists are aware of the country's press law – which forbids criticism of the royal family, Islam, and the Western Sahara – many choose...

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Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor guide in Persian

  17 October 2009

The Anonymous Blogging with Wordpress and Tor guide is now available in Persian thanks to this translation by an Iranian blogger and friend who wants to remain anonymous. The guide outlines several methods of protecting one’s identity in order to avoid retaliation and can considerably reduce the risks that a blogger’s identity will be linked to his or her online writings through technical means.

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Egypt: Security beats Blogger badly

  16 October 2009

Today, Friday 16th October, the Egyptian blogger Demagh Mak and his brother had been stopped for “ID check” in Tanta (Egyptian Province) by a police officer named Mohamed El-Dahrawy. For no reason, the police agent beat blogger Mak on his back, while asking for IDs. Andd when Mak asked him...

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Iran's Internet: Whirlpool and fear

  10 October 2009

While the world is trying to free the web, Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is going to make it much more barred. Recently, a site which is called Gerdab (Whirlpool) has been launched in order to monitor the Iranian Internet according to the IRGC’s dogmatic ideologies and strategies. Gerdab...

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Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor guide in Italian

  7 October 2009

The Anonymous Blogging with Wordpress and Tor guide is now available in Italian thanks to this translation by Jan Reister from Nazione Indiana blog. The guide outlines several methods of protecting one’s identity in order to avoid retaliation and can considerably reduce the risks that a blogger’s identity will be linked to his or her online writings through technical means

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Turkey: Violating online free speech

  5 October 2009

Turkey, a modern democracy which takes pride in staying secular despite intense pressure from Islamic fundamentalists, unfortunately is actively engaged in curtailing online free speech. Since September 18,2009 MySpace, a popular social networking site and Last FM-where you can listen to free music, has been blocked in the country for...

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Pakistan: Army Human Rights Video being censored

  3 October 2009

A certain video showing images of Pakistan Army's military brutality during its offensive in Swat has surfaced across the web. BBC: The video shows of an officer in Pakistani army battle uniform interrogating several suspects, some of whom are quite elderly and are presumably relatives of men being sought. When...

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