· November, 2012

Stories about News from November, 2012

Life Sentence for Qatari Poet for Insulting Amir

The poem is said to praise the Arab Spring, drawing comparisons to other countries living in repression and under dictatorship. According to Qatari journalist Abdulla Al Athbah, Al-Deeb's poem was...

Syria Plunges Into Total Info Darkness

On Thursday, the US-based internet connectivity monitoring firm, Renesys, reported that internet was cut off in Syria. All of Syria's 84 IP address blocks were inaccessible, “effectively removing the country...

Netizen Report: Facebookistan Edition

We begin our weekly report in "Facebookistan" - whose rulers have decided to change the social network's site governance policies. Facebook is also facing a new wave of scrutiny from...

Netizen Report: #Gaza Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins in Gaza, where the conflict between Israel and Hamas has highlighted sensitive issues in the negotiation of free speech online by Internet companies. From there,...

Portugal: Activist blog silenced by Google

On the day of Portugal's general strike, Google's Blogger took down an activist blog maintained by one of Portugal's largest organizations advocating for "precarious" workers. The group suspects the move...

Netizen Report: Chinese Leadership & Censorship Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins in China, where an unprecedented level of censorship has been reached as the nation goes through its once in a decade leadership change. From there,...

MENA Netizen Report: Porn Edition

Most of this month’s report was researched, edited, and written by Rayna St, Nermeen Edrees, and Hisham Almiraat. After a YouTube trailer named “The Innocence of Muslims” sparked a widespread...

Egypt: Online Porn, Here to Stay?

The ongoing battle over the future Egyptian constitution and the more-than-a-month long strike of Egyptian medical workers are among the most pressing issues in the country at the moment… or...

Netizen Report: Baku Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins at the Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, which is a UN-sponsored event to discuss major Internet governance issues. It comes just weeks before the...

China: Cyber Cafe Owner Sentenced to 8 Years for Organizing a Chat Group

According to New York Times’ report on November 1, 2012, a 27-year-old Internet Cafe Owner, Cao Haibo, was sentenced to 8-year imprisonment under the charge of “state subversion” on 31...

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