· April, 2012

Stories about Violent Threats from April, 2012

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Guinea-Bissau: Top Blogger Detained, Beaten by Military After Coup

  14 April 2012

Aly Silva is one of the most important bloggers in the small west African country of about 1 million people, if not the most important (see this Global Voices interview with him). He is a controversial figure in the country, who does not hide his political leanings. Yet nobody can match him in terms of his longevity, frequency of posting, and dedication to blogging.

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Kuwait: Tortured for Someone Else's Tweets

  12 April 2012

Throughout the year of 2011, Kuwait has had many cases of arrests of twitter users. It started with two tweeps getting arrested for insulting a religious sect. Other cases had a political nature as those tweeps played a role in protesting the former prime minister who was accused of corruption....

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Stories about netizens who have been threatened with physical violence in connection with their online speech or other civic activities on the web.


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