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· July, 2007

Stories about Freedom of Speech from July, 2007

Kenya: Protesters arrested

Mzalendo reports the arrest of Kenyan activists who are opposing the proposed Kshs 1.4 billion bonus for MPs: “Finally, we URGE Mzalendo users to support the protest in your own...

Estonia: Gay Pride Controversy

Itching for Eestimaa writes about “Estonian journalism godfather Priit Pullerits who recently questioned the need for [a gay pride] parade.”

Arabeyes: Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian Blogger Vanishes

Egyptian blogger Ahmed Saad Domah has vanished, according to the Blogger's Observatory, which has been set up to monitor the arrests and harassments bloggers and online writers in the Arab...

South Africa: Is blogosphere a decent place?

Anne writes about a very interesting case for bloggers and net activists, “The 39-year-old man suspected of posing as the male prostitute who blogged about having sex with prominent South...

China: Released documents implicate Yahoo!

A Beijing State Security Bureau document has been released, writes Rebecca MacKinnon at RConversation, which shows Yahoo! was aware at the time the reason why Beijing authorities wanted access to...

Cuba: Opposing Ideas

Child of the Revolution blogs about the opposing views on Cuba held by Bebo Valdes, the Cuban-born jazz musician, and his pianist son, Chucho.

China: Citywide taxi strike

It seems the ten thousand taxi drivers in one Chinese city have all gone on strike, bloggers are making this much clear. Local media appears not to be reporting on...

Jamaica: Forrest and Freedom

“This is what I feel writing and self-publishing has given me the right that I was born with–permission to speak.” Forrest Gump helps Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp understand the meaning...

Cambodian Blogger on Blogging

GV's Cambodian author Tharum Bun interviews Borin Ly, an Internet enthusiast and an avid blogger. Borin talks about his blogging experience and his motivations for creating the blog. Cambodia has...

China: WordPress plugin subverts keyword filters

Ryan McLaughlin, a very innovative blogger and long-term resident of China has just released Censortive, a WordPress plugin which converts words into images which fit seamlessly into your blog post,...

Philippines: Anti-Terror Law takes effect

Five months after it was passed by Congress, the anti-terrorism law known as the Human Security Act took effect more than a week ago. The government describes the law as...

Morocco: The Intellectual Capabilities of Sheep

With temperatures reaching 45 degrees and hardly any big news, what on earth are Moroccan bloggers talking about? Well, for one - sheep!

Kuwait: Shadowman Puzzle

“I understand why cleavage or nudity is usually covered with a black marker, but covering this man completely from head to toe I don’t understand…” writes Lebanese Mark, who lives...

Bahamas, Cuba: Embassy Downgrade?

Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com makes a call for the Bahamas to downgrade their embassy in Cuba.

Hong Kong: Mainstream Media VS Cyber bullying

Erynnyes from Those were the days commented on the recent cyber bullying case and pointed out that the blogger and editor Zhou Li had also made unfair comments on Mr....

China: Reporter Recieved Death Threat

Pang Jia-ming wrote in his blog that he had received some death threats through mobile text messages and e-mails. According to another blogger, Wang Kei qin, Pang is an investigative...

Russia: Berezovsky and Britain

Sean's Russia Blog writes about Boris Berezovsky and the problems of Russia's relations with Great Britain.

D. R. of Congo: Miracle-peddlars, musical hippos and scary lightbulbs

Probably the most consistently interesting Congolese blog is kept by Cédric Kalonji [Fr], whose photographs and commentary bear humorous but often sorrowful witness to the struggles of ordinary life in...

Malaysia: 70's India and Current Malaysia

South East Asia based Indian blogger Rana find parallels in Malaysia's crackdown on bloggers and Indira Gandhi's muzzling of Indian press in the 1970s.

Hong Kong: Sorry, you have no rights to know

The Television and entertainment licensing authory (TELA) has given out 17 advices in the book fair (one of them is the “Love Mythology”), citizen reporter, Ip Iam Chong from inmediahk.net,...

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