· November, 2008

Stories about News from November, 2008

Burmese Farmers Charged Using the Electronic Act

The Burmese Army has filed charges against farmers who had lodged a complaint with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) against the Central Ordinance Depot on the 3rd August after 5,000...

Malaysia: State Govt Battles Bloggers

The state government of Pahang in peninsular Malaysia has hired three bloggers to counter inaccurate or slanderous allegations and comments posted on the Internet. According to Bernama, State Information, Science, Technology...

Malaysia: Blogging Code of Ethics?

After much antagonism over blogs in Malaysia, the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, suggested recently that bloggers form their own ethics code to ensure accountability and fairness in...

Egypt: one blogger disappeared and another still in custody despite court order

Blogger Mohammad Adel who runs the blog Maeit (already dead!) disappeared since Friday, November 21, 2008. As reported by Wael Abbas on Twitter, Adel was supposedly going to meet with...

Update on Hoder

In recent days some sites and blogs wrote that Hossein Derakhshan, Hoder, was arrested. All refer to two things to prove such a claim: Iranian Jahan News site's report and...

Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan “arrested” In Tehran

According to Jahan News website, Iranian blogger, Hossein Derakhshan (aka Hoder), a prolific blogger often described as the godfather of the Iranian blogosphere, has been arrested In Tehran. Hossein returned...

An Egyptian internet writer and blogger still detained and his family is threatened to be killed

The mother and two sisters of the Egyptian blogger and Internet writer Reda Abdul Rahman were threaten to be killed, when they tried to ask state security agents about the...

Burmese blogger Nay Phone Latt sentenced to twenty years and six months

Judge Daw Soe recently sentenced Nay Phone Latt to a total of twenty years and six months for possession of a banned video and having a blog to express his...

Malaysia: Blogger RPK to be freed

The High Court of Shah Alam, capital of Selangor in Malaysia, ruled that the detention of popular blogger, Raja Petra Kamarudin  (RPK), under the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) was illegal....

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Struggling to make an impact on your target audience? Are issues unresolved despite your best efforts? Are you excited about the advocacy potential of the Internet, mobile phones or information...

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