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· January, 2008

Stories about Freedom of Speech from January, 2008

30 January 2008

Russia: Khodorkovsky on Hunger Strike

Russia: Internet Regulations

China: Hu Jia's family become human “state secrets”

And likely very skinny ones at this point, having been locked away from journalists and lawyers and bringers of milk formula for over a month now. Since AIDS activist-turned house...

Yemen: Free Kareem Site Blocked

Egypt: TV Producer Howida Taha Arrested

28 January 2008

Russia: Kasyanov and Invalid Signatures

Iran:”Women Magazine” was banned

Egypt: Abu Tarika

Sports and politics? Eman Abd Al Rahman sheds light on how an Egyptian football player manages to make his voice count on the soccer field.

Thailand: Book on Coup Banned

China: Auditing Device for Censorship

25 January 2008

Yemen blocks independent news websites

Numerous Yemeni websites have been blocked recently by government-controlled ISPs. Among them is the popular YemenPortal, Yemen’s first multi-source news crawler and search engine, which extracts headlines from news sites...