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· June, 2007

Stories about Digital Activism from June, 2007

Iran: Protestors Torch Gas Stations

Enraged Iranian protesters torched several gas stations in Tehran and other cities on Wednesday, after the Iranian government announced fuel rationing for private vehicles. There is news item in Ilna...

Syria: Blogspot Unblocked

Sasa from the The Syria News Wire reports that the .blogspot domain has been unblocked in Syria, after many months of blocking all blogs on Blogger.com from being accessible from...

Iran:Blogger got filtered

Freekeyboard says[Fa] Blogger got filtered,The blogger adds it is very shameful that when people who are involved with filtering say we are just doing our job!

Egypt: GVO Wins Praise

Global Voices Online has been cited by Baha'i Faith in Egypt for linking to it and for “reporting on several other pressing human rights issues in Egypt.”

Syrian Blogsphere: Reform, Arab Nationalism and Travel

Why was a Syrian student blogger sued in the US? What should the Syrians do in Lebanon? Where is Arab Nationalism leading us to and what do you feel when...

Egypt: Freedom of Worship, Blogs to the Press, Anti-torture Campaigns Continue and More

In this week’s round-up from the Egyptian blogosphere, I am highlighting freedom of worship from two blog posts by Big Pharaoh and Baha’i Faith in Egypt, how an Egyptian blogger...

Oman's Blogging Community

Progress is well underway on Oman's Blogger Community website, says Sleepless in Muscat.

Tunisia: Freedom of Speech Campaign

Tunisian blogger Samsoum has launched a new campaign on the theme “Freedom of Speech” for the 1st of July, writes Tunisian blogger Nadia.

Mideast Youth Wins Award

Mideast Youth announced today that it has won an award for Best New Intellectual Entrepreneurship Project for promoting liberty.

Morocco: Telecoms, The Blogging Grand Prix, and Reactions to Salman Rushdie's Knighthood

Blogging has indeed become a popular Moroccan pastime, with new blogs cropping up every day. Pointblog.com (fr), a self-described magazine of blogging, reports on the first Grand Prix des Blogs:”...

Bermuda: Students to Protest against Corruption

Both IMHO.bm and Politics.bm report on an upcoming student march against corruption.

Libya: New Blog Links

Libyan Khadija Teri updates us with links for the newest Libyan blogs in town here.

Serbia: A Special Case of Blog Plagiarism

Does a Creative Commons License help protect your blog from plagiarism? Is it a crime if a person from China copies your blog to overcome the so-called Great Firewall of...

Russia: Beslan Evidence

A Step At A Time reports on the copies of faxes published by PravdaBeslana.ru, which “show that the local [North Ossetian] authorities were aware of preparations for a major terrorist...

Latvia: The Battles of Cesis

An outstanding post by Marginalia‘s Peteris Cedrins on the history of Latvia's the Battles of Cesis – as well as some musings on the Internet vs real libraries: “Though I...

Morocco: GV Author Addresses Youth Conference

Morocco author Jillian York addressed a youth conference, organised by DABA, in conjunction with the National Democratic Institute's Morocco branch. The three-day event, which aimed at reevaluating political involvement in...

Students protest for public universities in Brazil

Students from the most important university in Brazil, the University of São Paulo, occupied the office of the head of the institution on May 3rd to protest against new policies...

Bahrain: Weekly Podcast

Bahraini blogger emoodz posts his weekly podcast – in Arabic and English here. Enjoy the rant!

Belarus: Blogosphere Digests and Translations

Regular translations and roundups of the Belarusian blogosphere – at TOL's Belarus.

Poland: Email Joke

An email joke on “the only way any sort of controversial programming can make it on TV” in Poland – at Eternal Remont.

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