· August, 2013

Stories about Free Expression from August, 2013

A Starving Blogger's Vietnam Crusade

Vietnamese dissident blogger Dieu Cay, who is currently in prison, went on a 35-day hunger strike this summer in protest of prison conditions. Though repression continues, observers say that for...

Minister Ridiculed Over Website Closure Statement

Independent citizen media site the Zambian Watchdog switched to an Australian hosting company earlier this year in an effort to thwart attacks on the site. Readers ridiculed Zambia's Deputy Labor...

The Religious Right Rises! Advocates Face High Stakes in Pakistan

State institutions create new lists of URLs each day and block them routinely. Advocates who challenge state censorship and surveillance practice face increasingly grave threats from both the government and...

Chinese Authorities Crackdown on “Illegal” Independent Websites

Sites have been shut down for failing to obtain licenses, allegedly blackmailing government and corporate officials, and using terms such as "China" and "people" in their names.

Six Years in a Russian Prison for Sharing Porn?

A Russian blogger got in trouble with local authorities after reposting pictures from a nightclub's social networking page featuring half-naked patrons engaged in striptease contests and public sex acts.

Peru: Child Online Protection Bill Could Threaten Free Expression

In an effort to restrict children's ability to access pornography online, the country would adopt a complex content filtering system that could sweep in plenty of legal, age-appropriate content.

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