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· June, 2008

Stories about Freedom of Speech from June, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Silence that Kills

Four Fingers and a Thumb 2.0 speaks out against political tyranny and the passivity that allows it to continue. “A dictator in the world,” she says, “is like the abusive...

India: Social Justice and Free Speech

Law and Other Things comments on a situation, where an editor has been arrested, and describes it as a tussle between social justice and freedom of press.

GV Summit- Day Two Completed!

While Day One of the Global Voices Summit focused on Advocacy, today focused more upon Global Voices proper, with information presented on the other GV projects of Rising Voices and...

GV Summit: Day One a Success!

The first day of the Global Voices 2008 Summit in Budapest, Hungary was a wild success, as far as we can see (obviously we can't know all of the implications...

The Balkans: Michael J. Totten's Travelogue

Michael J. Totten of Middle East Journal writes about and posts photos from his recent trip through the Balkans (93 comments); LimbicNutrition Weblog posts his response to Totten.

Russia: Blog Roundup

Russia blogs roundup – at Siberian Light.

Russia: Media on the eXile

Sean's Russia Blog reviews media coverage of the “eXile Affair.”

Morocco: Shutting down Al Jazeera?

After a clash between protestors and police in Sidi Ifni lead to injuries and possible deaths, Al Jazeera issued a report at a news conference held by the Moroccan Human...

Poland: More on Lech Wałęsa

A debate on Lech Wałęsa continues at Polandian: “a hero / a lesser hero / a traitor. Choose your title.” Raf Uzar posts on the controversy as well.

Hungary: Open Letter to Austria

Pestiside.hu writes an angry letter to Austria, “on behalf of Hungary.”

Lithuania: Soviet and Nazi Symbol Ban

Itching for Eestimaa thinks that Lithuania's recent decision “to ban both Soviet and Nazi symbols, as well as national anthems, is […] a mistake.”

Cambodia: Riding the Wave of Change

In a country where men tend to have more privileges in family and society, a new wave of change is about to begin. Sopheap Chak is another urban woman with...

Bulgaria: More on June 28 Sofia Gay Pride

What's Going Down? writes about the opposition to Bulgaria's first-ever Gay Pride Parade, which is set to take place in Sofia on June 28: “…local right-wing political groups have, predictably,...

Bahrain:Blocking Sites

Blocking websites is the most effective way of making them famous, notes Bahraini blogger Mahmood AlYousif on his country's latest threat to block some sites.

Uzbekistan: The slain journalist's father calls on authorities

Libertad translates a post about the letter of a father of a murdered journalist Alisher Saipov addressed to the presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan: Fighting internet censorship

Today, Uzbekistan is remaining one of the repressive countries in the region that maintains a tight grip on mass media. Despite it has all the nominal guarantees of the freedom...

Hong Kong: No Blogger Accreditation

Thomas Crampton talked to the Hong Kong government’s Director of Information Services Betty Fung, who said Hong Kong does not recognize bloggers for accreditation to official media events and she...

Singapore: Internet regulation

Singapore Patriot tackles the issue of regulation of political content on the Internet in Singapore.

Iran: Iranian Blog Declaration Against Filtering

Digiactive writes that about 100 Iranian bloggers signed a declaration that condemns filtering and call for freedom of speech.

Iran: Ahmadinejad banned a conservative journal

According to several Iranian blogs and news sites, Tehran Emrouz journal was shut down yesterday because it criticized president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's economic policy. Heiderpix also says the journal published this...

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