· November, 2009

Stories about Advocacy from November, 2009

17 November 2009

Global Voices to screen 10 tactics for turning information into action in Beirut

10 tactics for turning information into action is a documentary film, about rights advocacy, with a distinctive hands-on approach. The film features interviews with 25 rights advocates in 24 countries...

16 November 2009

IGF2009: #UNfail?

A medium size poster, in English, promoting the 2nd ONI volume “Access Controlled” book was removed by the Internet Governance Forum security forces, because of a phrase on it saying:...

15 November 2009

Chinese twitterers’ expectation to Obama's China visit

The U.S president Barack Obama has just arrived at Shanghai and started his first official visit to China. In the past two weeks, Chinese twitterers have been using the tag...

8 November 2009

Azerbaijan: Blogger trial continues

In the same week that Threatened Voices, an online project to map bloggers under attack worldwide was launched, the continuing trial of detained video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and...

Cuba: Yoani Sanchez & Other Bloggers Seized

Yoaní Sánchez, Cuba's most famous blogger, who has received countless international awards for her activism, was detained briefly and beaten by Cuban authorities on November 6, along with fellow bloggers,...

7 November 2009

For Reporter Without Borders, “Press Freedom is the Price for Democracy”

“For you, access to information costs one click. In China, it would have cost a journalist seven years in jail”. This is the message you will currently find on the...

6 November 2009

Tunisia: blogger Fatma Riahi arrested and could face criminal libel charge

update 1: November 6th, 2009 – Lawyer Ben Debba said fatma has been transferred to Bouchoucha police station and might be summoned to appear before a public prosecutor. update 2:...

4 November 2009

Iran: More attempts to control the people

These are just some of the actions that have been taken place in order to prevent Iranian Netizens from accessing the Web during the 4th of November: According to some...

3 November 2009

Introducing Threatened Voices

Today, Global Voices Advocacy is launching a new website called Threatened Voices to help track suppression of free speech online. It features a world map and an interactive timeline that...

1 November 2009

Thailand: Liberal Thai blocked by MICT!

Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT). We have just discovered free Thai language news site Liberal Thai blocked by a transparent proxy redirecting users to Thailand's ICT ministry. Liberal Thai is...