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· April, 2006

Stories about Digital Activism from April, 2006

Rep. of Congo: Activists Free At Last

Le Pangolin celebrates (FR) the liberation of human rights activists Mounzeo Christian and Brice Massoko. But the blogger cautions vigilance because “they are not yet completely free to go about...

Iran: Blogger Remains in Jail!

Webgardian writes according to ILNA (Iran Labour National Agency) Arash Sigarchi's, jailed blogger & journalist, appeal was rejected by Supreme Court. He must stay in jail for three years.

Belarus: Support for Jailed Opposition Leaders

Minsk, March 2006 – by anonymous: “One young woman was arrested while standing outside an internet cafe near October Square on Monday, as the tent camp was formed. She was...

China: Blogger still held

With help from her father and friends, Nina Wu—older sister of illegally-detained Beijing or Bust blogger Hao Wu—has become a one-woman lobbying force as seen in today's post ‘contact‘.

Pakistan 451 reports on more sites being blocked in Pakistan because of directives issued by the government.

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

Football and ice hockey, hijab and fatwas, bloggers meetups, and much much more from the Saudi blogosphere this week. Let's go… Starting with Swalfy, who did not seem so surprised...

DRC: Blogger Wants to Petition T.I.

Blogger Tony Katombe proposes (FR) on Prince du Fleuve du Congo that he and compatriots from the country and abroad petition Transparency International to “investigate the allegations of the implication...

Belarus: Photos From Charnobylski Shlyakh

LJ users andrews_kovas and eugene_grabkin post their photo reports from Charnobylski Shlyakh, a protest rally that took place in Minsk yesterday.

Belarus: Graffiti Artist Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence

David McDuff of A Step At A Time links to an item at Maidan about a young Belarusian facing seven to 12 years in prison for having written “We want...

Belize: VoIP blocked by local telecom

Melody reports that Belize Telecommunications Limited has been blocking VoIP connections in the country and calls for users’ assistance in surveying the effects of the blocking on their internet usage....

AddisFerengi returns as Ethiopia's blogosphere explodes

AddisFerengi, one of Ethiopia's most controversial bloggers, was back in business this week with a load of back-dated posts, after temporarily shutting herself down and leaving the country amid claims...

Bloglogue: US Dollars & Democracy in Iran!

Bloglogue’s first issue was about Iran in Media and several bloggers & non bloggers from different countries took part in discussion. Second issue is about a very hot issue: US...

Media from the Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace Conference

Audio and video notes from the event are online at the conference blog. The conference was held in the Philippines from April 19 to 20th and was attended by prominent...

Helping Russian Orphans

On March 19, a group of wonderful, kind people from Moscow took presents acquired on donations from ordinary Muscovites to an orphanage in Ivanovo, home to 122 children (o to...

China: Missing persons unbloggable

With screenshots and a statement from Microsoft, the Asiapundit blogger counters the assumption of some that the MSN Spaces blog of illegally-detained Beijing or Bust blogger Wu Hao‘s sister Nina...

Nepal Revolution: Showdown

The king is nowhere close to seeing the light.

Rep. of Congo: Campaign to Release Two Political Prisoners

At Le Pangolin , Musi Kanda calls (FR) for a letter faxing drive to President Denis Sassou N'Guesso to demand the release of Christian Mounzéo and Brice Mackosso, two human...

Jedi elections. In Singapore?

mrbrown emphasises that his most recent podcast does not contain “explicit political content” because that is prohibited during the election period under the Singapore's Election Advertising Regulations. Instead it is...

Manila – blogging conference capital

In the Philippines many bloggers are, understandably, excited by not one but two conferences on blogging and the internet taking place in the capital Manila. In one part of town...

Singapore politician blog

As election fever heightens in Singapore – speculation is becoming intense that an election date will be announced very soon – opposition political activist and blogger Goh Meng Seng gives...

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