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· March, 2008

Stories about Freedom of Speech from March, 2008

31 March 2008

Slovakia: Newspapers Protest Imposition of Interactivity

Romania, Hungary, Austria: Marshal Antonescu; “Political Irrelevance”

China: Open Media Market

Japan: Views on Yasukuni, the movie

A documentary film about the controversial Yasukuni shrine, shot by a Chinese filmmaker through funding by a Japanese government agency, has sparked debate and discussion after a group within the...

China: Zeng Jinyan

30 March 2008

Lebanon: On censorship

Lebanon: Un-Banning “Persepolis”

Lebanon: Banning “Persepolis”

Brazil: Blogs banned from the 2008 elections

Brazil is warming up for local elections later this year, but the Supreme Electoral Court has just passed regulations that have raised eye-brows throughout the blogosphere: only candidates' purpose-built web...

Belarus: Freedom Day Protest

On Tuesday, March 25, police broke up an opposition rally in the capital of Belarus, beating protesters with truncheons and detaining dozens of people. Veronica Khokhlova translates two bloggers' first-hand...

29 March 2008

Bahrain: Blogger in Jail for Four Months

Bahraini blogger and human rights activist Abdulla Mohsen (Ar) has been behind bars for more than four months, according to Nido, who calls upon bloggers and online activists to show...

Qatar: Some Facebook Applications Banned

28 March 2008

Belarus: Emanuel Zeltser's Detention

Russia, U.S.: A Foreign Policy View

China: Responses to the Dalai Lama's appeal

As Lhasa has supposedly quieted down, the anti-CNN.com crowd has gone off the deep end, that might be worth exploring more. The death threats they've been making towards Western media...

Morocco: Journalist Fined $857,000 for Slander

Slide blocked in Turkey

Egypt: Flood Jail with Mail Campaign Picks Momentum

Cuba, Venezuela: Safety of Journalists

Blogger's opinion about “Nsima” angers Malawians

A recent post on Malawi's staple food nsima has raised debate on how much freedom one can have in expressing themselves in blogs. The reactions by mostly Malawian readers have...

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