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· June, 2007

Stories about Freedom of Speech from June, 2007

Syria: Blogspot Unblocked

Sasa from the The Syria News Wire reports that the .blogspot domain has been unblocked in Syria, after many months of blocking all blogs on Blogger.com from being accessible from...

Korea: Media and Business

Last June, a reporter at a magazine, Sisa Journal, wrote an article related to Samsung. It was not a good story for the image of Samsung. Through friendship with Samsung...

Serbia: Bad TV

Time to do something about the state Radio and Television of Serbia (RTS): Anegdote is considering the options.

Eastern & Central Europe: Feral's Back; Czech Lustration

Illyrian Gazette posts an update on the fate of Feral Tribune (it's back and financially secure), and writes about lustration and music in the Czech Republic.

Russia: Rewriting History

Kosmopolit blogs about Putin's attempts to re-write Russian history.

Poland: BBC on Lustration

Dr. Sean's Diary links to a BBC program on “on lustration and decommunization issues in Poland.”

China: Western movies insulting Chinese?

Chong translated Lu qui lu wei's commentary on the censorship of Pirates of the Caribbean . The censorship department argued that Chow Yun Fat’s character (a Singaporean Pirate) in movies...

Japan: Distance between NHK and Government

The recent appointment of Komori Shigetaka, who is a close acquaintance of PM Abe Shinzo, as an NHK's management committee member has raised a controversy over the possibility of the...

Arabeyes: The Moment of Truth for a Jordanian Father

Today's Arabeyes makes five stops - two in Kuwait and Saudi each and a last stop in Jordan, where a blogger and journalist is forced to face himself and take...

Syrian Blogsphere: Reform, Arab Nationalism and Travel

Why was a Syrian student blogger sued in the US? What should the Syrians do in Lebanon? Where is Arab Nationalism leading us to and what do you feel when...

Egypt: Freedom of Worship, Blogs to the Press, Anti-torture Campaigns Continue and More

In this week’s round-up from the Egyptian blogosphere, I am highlighting freedom of worship from two blog posts by Big Pharaoh and Baha’i Faith in Egypt, how an Egyptian blogger...

RFE/RL under attack in Armenia

The Armenian branch of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, one of the few independent broadcasters in the country, is under increasing pressure from the government, report Oneworld and The...

Poland, Germany: “Stepmother of Europe”

Publius Pundit quotes from a BBC piece on the Polish-German relations and reproduces the controversial cover of the Polish weekly Wprost, featuring a computer-generated image of German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Hong Kong: Media's sense of responsibility is growing?

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated the Beijing News’ interview with Zhang Guoliang, head of Hong Kong's Wen Wei Po (文汇报), about the changes to Hong Kong's press environment. In the...

Paraguay: Upcoming Panel on Media, Power and Freedom of Speech

Elyacare [ES] writes about an upcoming panel about “Media, Power and Freedom of Speech” and their relation to each. The event scheduled to take place in Asuncion.

Russia: CNN International's “Eye on Russia”

Sean's Russia Blog is disappointed that it's CNN International – not CNN in the United States – that's broadcasting a whole week of daily half-hour series called “Eye on Russia:...

Croatia: “Feral Tribune” May Return

East Ethnia reports that the Croatian weekly Feral Tribune may be “returning through the good graces of, of all corporations, the prodigal monopolist WAZ. That would be half-good news, I...

Serbia, Russia: “What About the Russians?”

Jasmina Tešanović guest-blogs at Boing Boing about what may appear as Serbia's misguided trust in Russia: “Back in 1999, Russians didn’t veto the bombing of Serbia. The Russians are using...

Morocco: 72-year-old Activist Jailed for Supporting Prisoners

Moroccan authorities just jailed 72-year-old activist Mohamed Bougrine for supporting prisoners who had been jailed for “attacking values in the Islamic kingdom”, according to this Middle East Online article. The...

Tunisia: Freedom of Speech Campaign

Tunisian blogger Samsoum has launched a new campaign on the theme “Freedom of Speech” for the 1st of July, writes Tunisian blogger Nadia.

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