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· November, 2005

Stories about Freedom of Speech from November, 2005

24 November 2005

Don’t Bomb Us – A blog by Al Jazeera Staffers

I've just got a tip from a staff member at Al Jazeera that they have just started a blog. Don’t Bomb Us – A blog by Al Jazeera Staffers is...

22 November 2005

Cambodia: Euthanasia Websites, Water Festival, and More

Euthanasia Websites An American citizen who owned websites advocating ‘euthanasia tourism’ in Kampot, a French-era beach town, has been sued by Kampot Province's governor for false information and defamation. “You...

18 November 2005

WSIS: Circumventing censorship and staying safe

Here is a picture from the workshop on secure communications and anonymous blogging conducted by my colleague Ethan Zuckerman, Dmitri Vitaliev of Frontline Defenders, Wojtek Bogusz of the Tactical Technology...

17 November 2005

WSIS: Defending Freedom of Speech in Tunisia

Despite the odds, we managed to pull off our “Expression Under Repression” seminar here at the World Summit For Internet and Society. This was largely thanks to the strong spine...

16 November 2005

WSIS in Tunisia: governance issue settled, free speech issue boils

Here at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, a compromise has been reached on internet governance. Now the spotlight turns to free speech issues and the Tunisian...

14 November 2005

Abdolkarim released

The Egyptian blogger who was detained by secutiry forces on the 26th of October has been released. Previously covered on GVO here, here and here. Karim wrote about his own...

9 November 2005

More information on Abdolkarim Suleiman's detention

Our friend Elijah Zarwan writes from Cairo, where he's involved with a number of human rights efforts. He recently travelled to Alexandria to meet with Mohammed Morsi and Malek Moustafa,...

7 November 2005

Court Orders Philippine Blog to Remove Post

The blog of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, or PCIJ, has made history — of sorts. Last week, the PCIJ was served with a court order to remove this...

5 November 2005

From the Jordanian Blogosphere

Jordanian Bedouin posing in one of Jordan's vast deserts by Laith Majali With the occasion of Eid, a holiday celebrated bi-annually by over a billion Muslims, the Jordanian Blogosphere wishes...

4 November 2005

Libya: Libyan Internet Journalist Sentenced to Prison

Justice for Abdolkarim

The events of the 21st of October did not end in complete peace. A new alarming, yet not directly related, development took place. This time shaking the Egyptian bloggosphere more...

3 November 2005

Egyptian Blogger taken in Detention

Manal and Alaa's blog writes: Abdolkarim Nabil Seliman is a 21 year-old Egyptian student of law at the Azhar University, Damanhour Campus, a women's-rights activist and a correspondent for Copts...

2 November 2005

Grand Ayatollah Reads Blogs

Last week something extraordinary happened in the Persian blogging community. Mohammad Abtahi, a former vice-president of Iran and an enthusiastic blogger was visiting the eighty-something dissident Grand Ayatollah Montazeri in...

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