· October, 2009

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from October, 2009

27 October 2009

Tunisia: Prominent Activist Arrested For Environmental Video Report Published Online

On October 20th, 2009, Zouhaïer Makhlouf, a Tunisia Human rights activist and correspondent of Assabil Online website has been arrested for publishing a video report online about the environmental pollution...

26 October 2009

Two Egyptian Bloggers to Stay in Jail

Two separate orders were issued last week to prolong the detention of two Egyptian bloggers. The first is yet another arrest order for Mus'ad Abu Fagr, who has been arrested...

21 October 2009

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps launch 40 IRGC’s blogs

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that more than forty blogs have been created to struggle against IRGC’s enemies on cyber space. This action has taken place in the township...

Video: How Police & Customs Officers deal with Bloggers at Cairo Airport?

Today, 21 October 2009, Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas was stopped by security officers at Cairo airport while his coming back to Cairo. From his last two experiences, Abbas didn’t travel...

17 October 2009

Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor guide in Persian

The Anonymous Blogging with Wordpress and Tor guide is now available in Persian thanks to this translation by an Iranian blogger and friend who wants to remain anonymous. The guide...

16 October 2009

Egypt: Security beats Blogger badly

Today, Friday 16th October, the Egyptian blogger Demagh Mak and his brother had been stopped for “ID check” in Tanta (Egyptian Province) by a police officer named Mohamed El-Dahrawy. For...

10 October 2009

Iran's Internet: Whirlpool and fear

While the world is trying to free the web, Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is going to make it much more barred. Recently, a site which is called Gerdab...

5 October 2009

Turkey: Violating online free speech

Turkey, a modern democracy which takes pride in staying secular despite intense pressure from Islamic fundamentalists, unfortunately is actively engaged in curtailing online free speech. Since September 18,2009 MySpace, a...

3 October 2009

Iran: new and innovative ways to get heard loudly

Let's see how people in Iran are using media to make their voices heard when all media outlets have been subjected to government pressure and censorship. After the suppositious election...

Pakistan: Army Human Rights Video being censored

A certain video showing images of Pakistan Army's military brutality during its offensive in Swat has surfaced across the web. BBC: The video shows of an officer in Pakistani army...