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· March, 2010

Stories about Freedom of Speech from March, 2010

Russia: Role of Social Media in Coverage of Recent Metro Bombings in Moscow

China: Google.cn search blocked

China’s Top IT Enterprenuers Call For Internet Special Zone

China: The potential of Microblogging

Russia: Two Video Scandals

In Russia this week it has been hard to miss the two scandals that, at first, appear to have only one thing in common: both are centered around amateur videos...

France/Spain: Blog censorship

Russia: Top Blogger's Account Hacked

Barbados, Jamaica: Dancehall Show Cancelled

Russia: Website Closed By Police Order

China: Characters in leaders’ names made sensitive search terms on Google

France: What would you do in The Game of Death?

A controversial French documentary sparked worldwide scandal on March 17 by televising a fake game show in which contestants were willingly led to torture others. Bloggers in France discuss the...

Russia: “Drugs and Hookers Scandal”

Estonia: Blank pages of press freedom protest

The Trials of Being a Chinese Reporter

China and the U.S: Testimony on Internet control

Is Russia an Enemy of Internet?

The degree of freedom on the Russian Internet is an issue for debates. Some put Russia on the same list of "Internet enemies" with China and Iran. Others strongly oppose...

China: Google.cn migrated to Hong Kong

Finally Google has decided to leave China. Soon after the announcement, Google stopped censoring the search result of google.cn by redirecting the site to google.com.hk. In Google's official blog, David...

China: Singing farewell to Google

Google has formally closed its mainland Chinese search engine and rival Baidu will not need long to pick up the slack; nonetheless, former users of Google.cn search braved the cold...

Venezuela: Concerns About Controls on the Internet

Debate is heating up in Venezuela after decrees and statements from President Hugo Chávez, who questioned how the Internet is being used in the country. Many are interpreting these statements...

Iran: New wave of blogger arrests

Another wave of blogger arrests has been reported in Iran but the details are murky. The leader of an anti-censorship group named Iran Proxy, and the founder of blog hosting...

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