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· January, 2010

Stories about Freedom of Speech from January, 2010

Belarus: LGBT Issues

Tajikistan: Judges seek to silence press

Sri Lanka: ‘Lanka E news’ Banned

Russia: CJR Piece on the Media

Azerbaijan: Democracy is…

Russia: Political Dossier Web Site Shut Down

China: Threatened by American Internet censorship

Reactions from Chinese programmers to SourceForge.net's decision to follow American law and block users from several countries include suggestions for how to work around American censorship of the global Internet.

Egypt: The Right to Speak Up

Egyptian bloggers and activists held a conference on January 22 in defense of their right to speak up after more than 20 Egyptian bloggers were arrested when their train arrived...

Russia: Prosecution Against Opposition Blogger Stopped

The first criminal case against a blogger in Russia with a happy ending unfolded over a long period of time. After two years of investigation and three socio-linguistic assessments, experts...

Belarus: Politics and Economy Update

Russia: Lyudmila Alexeyeva; “Zhivago's Children”

Brazil: The National Program for Human Rights – Part 1

Controversy has erupted following the proposal of a legislative reform package that decriminalises abortion and criminalises homophobia, bans religious symbols from public spaces and calls for a truth commission.

Russia: Newspaper Web Site Hacked

South Korea: Mediact to be dismantled

Syria: Netizens Discuss SourceForge Ban

A day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a free and open Internet, Syrian users noticed they could no longer access open-source software community SourceForge. Bloggers react...

Philippines: Blogger charged with libel

Vietnam: Long prison terms for ‘democracy activists’

Russia: Editor Of Major Newspaper Says Police Treats Internet As Traditional Media

Iran: Iranians commemorate Neda's birthday

Iranians inside and outside the country remembered Neda Soltan's birthday. Neda was shot dead by Basij militia on June 20, 2009, during a protest against the presidential election results that...

Sri Lanka: Political Reporter And Cartoonist Missing In Colombo

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