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· November, 2009

Stories about Freedom of Speech from November, 2009

27 November 2009

Cuba: Call to Respect Human Rights

China: Dwelling Narrowness

Russia: Tatarstan Blogger Sentenced to Almost 2 Years in Penal Colony

RuNet Echo

On Sept. 12, 2008, Tatar blogger and journalist Irek Murtazin blogged about rumors of Tatarstan president Mintimir Shaimiev's death. On Nov. 26, 2009, Murtazin was convicted of defamation and incitement...

24 November 2009

Egypt's First Adult Graphic Novel Officially Banned

Magdy El Shafee's adult graphic novel Metro has been banned in Egypt, following a court order. Bloggers and Facebook users react to the decision, which they say is yet another...

UAE bans Talk Show On Request From Pakistan

Egypt: President Mubarak and the Egyptian Dignity

Egyptian Facebook users continue to discuss the ramifications of the aftermath of the Algeria vs Egypt football final, which saw Algeria qualifying to the World Cup finals in South Africa...

Slovakia: Mobile Internet Providers Put an End to Internet Neutrality

This month, a second Slovak mobile internet provider has kept its promise and started filtering internet access for its customers. While officially the goal is to block child porn, things...

Russia: Mansion of The President Has A Lot To Offer

23 November 2009

Egypt: Alaa Mubarak for President?

Several names have been thrown in the pool of candidates for Egypt's 2011 presidential elections. Now a new name is being floated. Find out why Alaa Mubarak, the Egyptian President's...

Qatar: Cartoon of maid abusing child raises ire

A cartoon published in a local paper in Qatar depicting a crazed maid abusing a child has raised the ire of Doha bloggers, many of whom are condemning the possible...

20 November 2009

Morocco: War on Press Continues

The Moroccan authorities are ratcheting up their attacks on independent journalists. A week rarely passes without the authorities hitting hard on the press for alleged infractions, cracking down on printed...

19 November 2009

Poland: Anonymous Blogger to Write About a Daily Tabloid

An anonymous journalist who used to work for a Polish daily tabloid called Fakt, started a new blog, BrukowiecStory ("TabloidStory" in English), in which he wants to write the truth...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Questions for Obama

18 November 2009

Western Sahara: Aminatou Haidar Deported

Aminatou Haidar is a leading activist for independence of the Western Sahara (from Morocco). On Friday, November 13 when, upon returning to Laayoune (a city in the Western Sahara region),...

Cuba: Courting Change

China: Obama, censored or not?

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