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· June, 2006

Stories about Freedom of Speech from June, 2006

Immigration, Exile and Motherland!

Since the 1979 revolution millions of Iranian for various reasons have left Iran and started a new life somewhere else on this planet. Several university educated bloggers share their reasons...

Poland: Poznan Uprising of 1956

The beatroot writes about a little-known 1956 uprising in Poznan, Poland, which preceded the famous Hungarian events.

China: Victims of China's Cultural Revolution, your stories can always be blogged (3/4)

Currently unable in today's political climate to have his years of research into the stories of those persecuted as right wing elements during China's ultra-left Cultural Revolution published, blogger-journalist Ran...

China: Media bill resisted

According to one of China's most-respected and -feared heavyweight magazines, a controversial bill containing a clause with provisions for heavy fines against media reporting on what the government terms ‘emergency...

China: When cops tail you

MSN Spaces blogger Zeng Jinyan [zh], wife of prominent and oft-harassed AIDS activist Hu Jia, has been writing extensively of female reproductive rights activist Chen Guangcheng who was abducted by...

China: Free media takeover

A Communist Party of China's subtler strategy in silencing unsympathetic newspapers? Ex-Massage Milk blogger Wang Xiaofeng, in a rare one-liner post [zh] , says he's heard two major Beijing newspapers...

Iran: Free Mossavi blog

FreeMossavi is a new blog to support Mossavi Khoeini, a former deputy who was arrested after 12 June demonstration. In this blog we read last night's gathering to call for...

Belarus: The Language Issue

In a perfect world, languages would be nothing but a way for people to communicate with each other – no language would be considered superior or inferior, children would be...

Reporters Without Borders: How They Protect Bloggers & How You Can Help

Last month, Global Voices launched its Help These Bloggers page, signaling the organization's entry into blogger advocacy. (Find out how to add our advocacy badge to your website here.) Although...

Nigeria: Adeniyi-Jones

Naijablog publishes an article by Nigerian photography, Jide Adeniyi-Jones on his thoughts on Nigeria – he originally sent the article to local newspapers who refused to publish –

Nigeria: Adeniyi-Jones

Naijablog publishes an article by Nigerian photography, Jide Adeniyi-Jones on his thoughts on Nigeria – he originally sent the article to local newspapers who refused to publish –

Egypt: Journalist sentenced to one year

Hossam reports that Ibrahim Eissa, the liberal editor of Al-Dostour (Egyptian newspaper), has been sentenced today to one year in prison, for “slandering” President Mubarak.

Poland: Hungary In 1956 Vs Iraq Now

The beatroot writes about “the major difference between Hungary back then and Iraq today”: “Hungarians led the uprising, which was later crushed by a Superpower. In Iraq today, a Superpower...

Chinese Netizen Became Ohmynews Journalist

Xu Zhiqiang became the 2nd citizen journalist for Ohmynews from China. He writes an introduction of how he gets involved, but he does not think that Ohmynews will be that...

Iran: Death of Intellectualism

Andishe No, talks about that many university professors have been forced to be retired. The blogger writes the most important protest voice comes from universities and Iranian government's priority is...

Syrian Blogsphere in a Week

To start off with a rather hot topic, it's politics, with Ammar Abdulhamid asking THE question… How Secure Is the Assads Regime, Really? To many observers of Syrian affairs, especially...

China: Four months later

Beijing or Bust blogger and documentary maker Hao Wu has now been in prison for four months for a crime that has Chinese authorities have yet to announce. More than...

Afghanistan: Restricting the Press

Afghan Warrior protests a document from the Afghan intelligence service that restricts media freedom.

Indonesia Growing Good Blogs, Hatemails and Asia Blog Awards

Indonesia blogosphere this last two years has witnessed the growing and heartening development of good blogging and quality bloggers to cheer about. This, for most reason, due to the emergence...

Poland: Offended Blog Reader

The beatroot responds to a commenter's request to take down a post he perceives as offensive: “I mean… can you honestly imagine writing to a web site asking them to...

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