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· December, 2006

Stories about Freedom of Speech from December, 2006

Iran:The Jailed Iranian Christian Converts

Azarmehr reminds us that in this Christmas period there are several Iranian Christian converts who are in the jail, just for their faith.

Iran:Kianoosh Sanjari is Out of Jail

Sos Sanjari blog says “Kianoosh Sanjari,a young blogger and reporter who had been in prison for more than 70 days, is finally out of prison[Fa].”

The Blogoma backs Nichane while the major Moroccan Media ignore it

Morocco is celebrating Eid ul Adha next Sunday, so Merry Eid from the Moroccan Blogosphere(Blogoma). Let's joke about…Baby! The controversy over Nichane continues its escalation. Actually, and according to Farid...

Serbia, USA: What Serbs Think About America

In his blog post called “America is shaking”, Neven Andjelic shares his opinion on the United States (SRP): This big country is shaking. A number of events have caused the...

Russia: Nazism and Anti-Fascism

Daut is guest-blogging at Sean's Russia Blog about Nazism and anti-fascism in Russia and the Russian blogosphere.

Poland: Offensive E-Cards

The beatroot writes about anti-Semitic e-cards and how some Polish politicians confuse protest for political correctness.

Hungary: 2006 Politics Review

Pestcentric offers a review of the 2006 Hungarian politics.

Bulgaria, Libya: Tripoli Six Death Sentence

Declan Butler writes about the Tripoli Six death sentence: “That is despite the fact that this was not a fair and impartial trial, and that the court refused to hear...

Iran:A blogger shares her feeling about her filtered blog

Lady Sun shares her feeling about her filtered blog. The blogger says:”I'm just amazed how stupid these people are who can't stand a simple blog that is mostly about personal...

Bermuda: Poison comment debate

A tongue-in-cheek post by the Limey, riffing off of a incident where a chef at a Bermuda resort was thrown off the island after making a joke about putting arsenic...

Russia: Litvinovich on Beslan Report

David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates a piece by Marina Litvinovich, an activist and founder of the Truth of Beslan portal; she writes: “Another of the report’s...

Iran: Interview with Omid Memarian, Blogger and Human Rights Activist

Omid Memarian is a journalist and blogger, well known in Iran for his news analysis, regular columns and blogs in English and Persian. In October 2004 Omid was arrested, along...

GV Summit Delhi ‘06 Session Two: Outreach

At the Saturday meeting of last weekend's second annual summit, Global Voices’ South Asia editor, Neha Viswanathan, facilitated a discussion about outreach: who is blogging, why some communities aren't blogging...

Russia: Arkhangelsk Mayor For President

Russia From The Inside tells of the “strange things” that began to happen to the mayor of Arkhangelsk after he decided to run for president of Russia in 2008.

Iran: The word “women” is no more filtered

According to FreeKeyboard the word “women” is not any more filtered in Iran [Fa].

Bermuda: Joke about Premier turns serious

On the heels of Bermuda's Premier aiming racial slurs at former Opposition Leader Grant Gibbons in Parliament, a chef makes a joke and is subsequently fired and deported, leaving Christian...

Anguilla: Convention vs. Corruption

Corruption-free Anguilla republishes an article by Indra Jeet Mistry, which calls for Caribbean governments to sign the UN Convention against Corruption – “the first legally binding, global anti-corruption agreement, marking...

Hong Kong: blogger alliance against Star Ferry demolition

Some bloggers in Hong Kong started an alliance against the demolition of Star Ferry and Queen's Pier. Anson Mak collects all the posts and newspapers reports together at beyond the...

Arabisc: Moroccan Authorities Lack Humour, says Blogger

In Morocco, a newspaper is being sued for publishing an article on jokes which Moroccans enjoy. Blogger Hjiouij thinks its not discussing religious issues that the authorities object to in...

Iran:Iranian President talks about Student Protest

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Iranian president, wrote in his blog about student protest movement in AmirKabir University during his speech.In his blog,we read “when students with an absolute total freedom – without being...

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