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· February, 2010

Stories about Freedom of Speech from February, 2010

27 February 2010

Qatar: Artist MF Husain trades Indian passport for Qatari one

Reactions on the Internet ranged from shock, dismay and delight as MF Husain, one of India's most celebrated and reviled artists, is offered Qatari citizenship - and accepts.

Azerbaijan: Oil Academy corruption allegations

26 February 2010

Greece, Germany and the middle finger of Venus de Milo

In the continuing drama of the Greek financial crisis, a row erupted last week because of a German magazine cover that depicted ancient Greek statue Venus de Milo flipping a...

Azerbaijan: ANTV receives freedom of the press award

Cuba: On the Front Line

25 February 2010

Cuba: Hunger Striker Dies in Havana Prison

The death of the first Cuban political prisoner to die on hunger strike since 1972 is eliciting a combination of speechlessness and outrage on the web.

Macau: Alternative public sphere

22 February 2010

China: Mobilizing mothers for censorship

On January 19th 2010, the Beijing Association of online media established a group called Mama Jury to censor obscene and pornographic information online. According to report from Southern Weekend, the...

China: Typology of GFW networks

Sri Lanka: Censorship And Pertinent Questions

21 February 2010

Russia: Media Portal Undergoes Check For Extremism

RuNet Echo

The war on extremism became a universal formula used by Russian authorities to fight the freedom of online expression. Interestingly enough, this practice co-exists with ambitious projects of the Russian...

Singapore: Netizens angry over pastor’s comments on Buddhism and Taoism

A pastor from a small evangelical church in Singapore was forced to apologize after netizens complained about the anti-Buddhism and anti-Taoism sermons of the church leader.

China: Prisoner of Conscience Map

20 February 2010

Colombia: The Closure of Cambio Magazine

The Colombian magazine Cambio, known for its investigative reporting, was recently closed by its owners, who say it was an economic decision. However, journalists say that it was a politically...

Bulgaria: “The Bulgarian Guantanamo”

Belarus: State TV Accused of “Ripping a Whole Sitcom”

Belarus, Poland: Situation With the Union of Poles

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