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· March, 2007

Stories about Freedom of Speech from March, 2007

Ethiopia: blog blocked

Andrew Heavens blog has been blocked in Ethiopia: Surprise, surprise…meskelsquare.com is now out of sight here. Why would they block a blog which publishes stories about Miscalls and Kenyan web...

Cambodia: SMS blocked During Elections

Mungkol in Cambodia says blocking of mobile SMS during the elections is funny and unreasonable.

China: Nation's first citizen reporter?

Meet Zola Zhou, independent citizen reporter, blogging live from the nailhouse. But is Zola really China's first citizen reporter? Big-name bloggers like Herock, Doubleleaf and Zhan Bin say he is....

Russia: Politkovskaya

Sean's Russia Blog reports on no progress in the investigation of Anna Politkovskaya's death. (Also, Sean mentions that Politkovskaya's last – posthumous – book is coming out in May.)

Bangladesh: Development Against All Odds

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bideshi Blond provides the relevant statistics proving the claim. Being a developing country with limited resources it is...

Uzbekistan: Locking up the Press

Bonnie Boyd sums up the arrests of journalists over the last six months in Uzbekistan and concludes that the world will be getting even less news from the country.

Arabisc: In Keeping with Fashion, Algerian Blogger Sued

An Algerian official has today filed a case against blogger Abdulsalam Baroudi, accusing him of libel for an article he posted on his blog. This will be the first time...

Egypt: Blogger Assaulted

Egyptian blogger Hossam El Hamalawy reports a bizarre incident during the hearing of a case lodged by a judge to block 21 blogs and websites that “harm Egypt’s national interests...

South Korea: blocking foreign porn sites

Matt from Gusts of popular feeling blogs about the recent government policy in filtering out foreign porn sites in South Korea: We're also told that the government “will block around...

Russia: Variations of Dissent

After reading LJ user rudin‘s report (RUS) from the Dissenters’ March that took place in Nizhniy Novgorod this past Saturday, LJ user an_drevv made this ironic remark (RUS): Judging by...

China: Google Vs. Baidu

Peoples’ Republic of blogs three pictures that tell the differences between Google and Baidu.

Russia: User Guide

This has been an eventful weekend, rally-wise. In Minsk, Belarus, water cannons had to be used against several thousand citizens opposed to Aleksandr Lukashenko‘s regime. In Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, it...

Egypt: Arrested Activists and Bloggers Released in the Desert

Bloggers Roam the Desert Egypt today released bloggers and other activists arrested in an anti-Mubarak rally in Cairo held the previous day in the desert, according to bloggers. Blogger and...

Belarus: A Roundup

TOL's Belarus Blog covers these subjects: silly pretexts used to arrest opposition activists; the Constitution Day; Belarusian “market socialism“; some of the effects of the recent “gas war” with Russia.

Tunisphere: March 20, Mayans and Arabs.

March 20 is normally the day when my fellow citizens celebrate our independence day (3/20/1956). But it also happens to be the celebration of the fourth year of Iraq invasion...

Egypt: Free Kareem Rallies and What Kareem Wrote

A call has gone out for a second round of worldwide rallies to pressure the Egyptian government to free detained blogger Abdulkareem Nabeel Sulaiman, a 22-year-old former Al Azhar University...

China: Journalist file: Zhang Jianhong

Angry Chinese bloggers opened a file for Zhang Jianhong, a freelance journalist, who was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment, plus a further years suspension of political rights, by the Ningbo...

China: Will Baidu Japan be Blocked in China?

Baidu has launched its Japan version. Its content includes Japan's Porn Images. Jeremy Goldkorn from DANWEI asked: Will porn get Baidu Japan blocked in China?

China: Nail House Disappeared From Internet

Huge reported that the news about Nail House from Chongqing had disappeared from the Internet in China within two hours: people just wanted to criticize developers, now that the Internet...

Egypt: Bloggers Among Egyptian Demo Detainees

It is happening all over again..and may recur in a bigger way tomorrow (Monday March 26) as more Egyptians are threatening to take to the streets in protest against proposed...

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