· August, 2009

Stories about News from August, 2009

United States:Google at the center of online free speech debate

Google is at the center of online free speech debate once again. The search engine giant is being sued by blogger Rosemary Port after they released her identity following a...

Egyptian Government utilizes Electronic Media

Despite its attacks on online activists, especially on bloggers, in an attempt to combat utilizing electronic media for human rights and politics, the Egyptian government has begun using the same...

Malaysia: Racism Rears Its Ugly Head – Or Is It Just Politics?

The state government of Perak in Malaysia mulls if it should “take action” against two bloggers who purportedly insulted the Perak royalty and the sanctity of Islam through their writings...

Egypt: Security Officers continuous confiscating Digital Devices

The Security Officers escalates their attacks on online activists, specifically bloggers. Today 08 August 2009, the Egyptian Blogger Wael Abbas was stopped while his coming back from Beirut, and confiscated...

Malaysia: A Step Closer To Internet Censorship?

The Malaysian government is looking into the feasibility of installing an Internet filter to block “undesirable websites”, along the lines of the People's Republic of China's abandoned “Green Dam” software....

United States: Online free speech debate

Should a school be able to curb a student's speech online because the content is available on campus? A case in the 3rd U.S Circuit Court of Appeals sets a...

Moroccan blogger Hassan Barhon released

Moroccan blogger Hassan Barhon has been released on August 1st, 2009. He got a full royal pardon after spending 5 months in jail. Hassan Barhon was arrested on February 25th...

Iran: A leading blogger's trial begins

Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a leading blogger and reformist politican, was arrested several weeks ago after the protest against the 12th of June presidential election erupted. Abtahi, is one of leading...

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