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· July, 2010

Stories about Freedom of Speech from July, 2010

30 July 2010

Russia: The First Case of YouTube Ban

RuNet Echo

Alexey Sidorenko writes about the Russian authorities' first attempt to ban YouTube.

Latvia: Concerns Over the Future of the Largest Daily, Free Press

With the ownership of the largest daily newspaper, Diena, in question, many journalists in Latvia fear business interests and political influence would rule the news coverage ahead of the October...

Chile: Mapuche on Hunger Strike over Anti-terror Law

On July 12, 2010, fourteen Mapuche indigenous detainees began a hunger strike to denounce the Chilean State’s treatment of Mapuche communities in southern Chile. The strike is aimed mainly at...

Bulgaria: Government's Pressure on the Media

China: First hand account of two Chinese artists arrested and beaten

Russia: Prosecutor That Banned Youtube Gives Interview

29 July 2010

Russia: Interview With ‘A Good Treaty’ Russia Blogger

Serbia: “Punishing ‘Bad Culture'”

Italy: NO to Restrictions on Online Free Speech

A newly revised Media and Wiretapping bill before the Italian parliament today could introduce a threatening "liability risk" for all bloggers and online media.

Cuba, U.S.A.: Reason to Smile?

China: Social media as political subversion tool

This past month has been an interesting one in the cat-and-mouse game between Chinese Internet censorship and its non-conformists. Microblogs in the People's Republic had begun to feel the weight...

Russia: Online Cartoon Character – Mr. Freeman – Deconstructs Reality, Mocks Netizens

RuNet Echo

Gregory Asmolov writes about Mr. Freeman, a sarcastic, gloomy and enigmatic online cartoon character, who has made millions of young Russians think about the way they live their lives.

Russia: Forest Park Defenders Attack Khimki City Administration

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