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· September, 2005

Stories about Freedom of Speech from September, 2005

Chinese Bloggers on the New Internet Regulation

30 September 2005

Ministry of Information Industry of China issued a new regulation called “Rules on the Administration of Internet News Information Services” (For Chinese Original and unofficial English Translation of the document), which aims to put more monitoring and control over Chinese internet, including News Portal Websites, Bulletin Board System and Blog....

The Kurdish Blogosphere-Identities of Silence

29 September 2005

Recently on the Iraqi Bloggers Central an epic seven part update on the Kurdish/Iraqi blogs was written. While the summary was excellent (and a highly recommended read!) it also begs the question why were the Kurdish blogs and the Iraqi blogs linked together? It all comes down to the issue...

IRC chat about RSF Guide for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents

27 September 2005

Log file opened at: 9/27/05 10:41:55 AM ethanz: Hi friends – we'll start in about three more minutes ethanz: I'm logging the session and will post the transcript, so this session is on the record ethanz: Okay, good morning/afternoon everyone sabbah: Hi ethan DeborahFin: Hello! ethanz: Welcome to the online...

Venezuela: The Censored Dossier

22 September 2005

In Friday, Dossier was suspended. A full coverage can be found at El espacio de Lubrio. An ambiguous official statement from the Ministry of Communication and Information and VTV board of directors asks Martínez to appear before the National Attorney Office to present any charge against public administrators that he may have. The statement also warns about the obligation to obey dispositions on responsible journalism included in the Radio and Television Social Accountability Law.

It's Out! Handbook for Bloggers & Cyber-Dissidents

21 September 2005

Reporters Without Borders has given Global Voices a sneak peak at the Handbook For Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents before its official Thursday release. Click here to download the full booklet. Thanks to Julien Pain for his hard work on this project. It is a valuable gift to the world's bloggers. Lately...

Guide for bloggers and cyberdissidents

19 September 2005

Reporters Without Borders will release a “Guide for bloggers and cyberdissidents” on the 22nd of September. It will be available on the RWB's website in five languages (English, French, Persian, Chinese and Arabic) and includes an article on “anonymous blogging” by Ethan Zuckerman which was developed on the Global Voices...

Malaysia: Bloggers’ pre-emptive strike

19 September 2005

Freedom of speech or is it blatant abuse of Internet as a channel for expression? Come over to Malaysia. Just as the Singaporean government was hauling in three bloggers within a week and charging them under the Sedition Act, Malaysian bloggers are getting equally jittery over seditious commentaries being posted...

Singapore cracks down on bloggers

19 September 2005

Freedom of speech or is it blatant abuse of Internet as a channel for expression? Just as Malaysian bloggers are getting jittery over seditious commentaries being posted by readers in their blogs, and over their potential legal ramifications, the Singaporean government has decided to charge three bloggers within a week,...

Two Singapore bloggers charged for sedition for racist comments online

13 September 2005

Two Singapore bloggers have been charged under the Sedition Act for posting racist comments online. The last time the Sedition Act was invoked in Singapore was at least 10 years ago. Twenty-seven-year-old Benjamin Koh Song Huat and 25-year-old Nicholas Lim Yew are being accused of posting racist comments on an...

China: Yahoo! furore

11 September 2005

T-Salon is sickened by Yahoo!'s behavior in China after it helped Chinese police convict journalist Shi Tao. Angry Chinese Blogger points out that the internal government circular Shi Tao was jailed for revealing included statements such as: “Resolutely never express any opinions that are not consistent with the central (Government’s)...

Freedom of Speech News

1 September 2005

The latest developments on threats to Freedom of Speech over the past week. With Reporters sans frontières China: Two cyber-dissidents put under surveillance during UN human rights visit The Chinese authorities put Liu Di, a young Internet user who was imprisoned for a year in 2002-2003, and Liu Xiaobo, a...

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