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· August, 2010

Stories about Freedom of Speech from August, 2010

Cuba: Same Old Song

The imprisonment of three Cuban dissidents who were during a protest at the University of Havana proves to Uncommon Sense that “despite its release of some dozen members of the...

Cuba: Naming Names

“After all the hubbub about Cuba agreeing to release 52 political prisoners in jail since the ‘black spring’ crackdown of March-April 2003, there still remain in prisons across the island...

Cuba: Interrogation

Luis Felipe Rojas blogs about his detainment by the Cuban authorities and says: “I think about the path that has brought this country the totalitarian power that is eating away...

China: Blogger Fang Zhouzi was attacked

Famous blogger or the Science Cop, Fang Zhouzi, was attacked by thug yesterday (August 29). ESWN translated his blog post about the attack.

Russia: Bloggers Outraged by Putin's Interview

Recent interview [RUS] of Vladimir Putin to Kommersant newspaper outraged many bloggers. They accuse Putin of a lie [RUS], ignorance [RUS], deliberate substitution [RUS] of the terms “police state” and...

India: A Message To Pastor Jones

Raja Basu from New Delhi is shocked by the heinous plan of Pastor Terry Jones to burn The Quran to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 incident. The blogger...

South Asia: Bloggers On The ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

The recent debate on the planned Islamic Center/Mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, USA has been reverberated in many blogospheres around the world....

UAE/Saudi Arabia: Palestinian-Israeli author's cultural site blocked

Arabic Literature (In English) reports that the “new literary and cultural site from Palestinian-Israeli author Ala Hlehel and journalist and culture critic Anton Shalhat, Qadita, is apparently blocked in the...

Turkmenistan: WikiLeaks-like service in demand

Turkmenistan is a society so veiled in shadows that one wonders whether its own leaders believe in the government’s propaganda. For this reason, the country desperately needs a service like...

Guatemala: Attack Against a Blog?

Luis Figueroa reports [es] that blogger Guillermo Pineda wrote on Twitter, “My blog in WordPress.com was hacked. Anyone knows if I can recover it? #Hacked #Wordpress.” Luis wonders if this...

Russia: Mari Paganism and Charges of “Extremism”

OpenDemocracy.net reports: “In their remote forest republic 400 miles east of the Moscow, the pagan Mari people are once again being harassed by the authorities. […] Ethnically kin to the...

Togo: Journalist Didier Ledoux Brutalized Again, Newspaper Fined 90,000 euros

Reporters sans frontières deplores that two weeks after being harassed and threatened by a French Lieutenant-Colonel Romuald Letondot, journalist Didier Ledoux of Liberté Hebdo was brutalized again [fr], by Togolese...

Madagascar: Radio Soatalily in Toliary Sacked

Tomavana posts on twitter [fr] a report that  Radio Soatalily in the town of Toliary (South East of Madagascar) was sacked by 30 members [fr] of the opposition after their...

Cuba: Double Standard

“On one hand they release some dissidents from prison, on the other those who attempt to say ‘I disagree’ get shoved behind bars”: Crossing the Barbed Wire comments on “the...

Iran: Jailed blogger Goudarzi receives NPC award

The National Press Club has announced the international recipient of the 2010 John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award is Iranian blogger Kouhyar Goudarzi, who is being held in Tehran's...

Cuba: Censorship, Technology and Memory

George Gautier writes [es] about censorship in Cuba. He says that technology has helped leak some things, but he hopes that someone is keeping track of everything that is happening...

Malawi: Bloggers discuss freedom of speech and 2014 election

Malawian bloggers are currently discussing the nomination of Malawian president's brother as the ruling party presidential candidate for 2014 elections and recent arrest of a Presbyterian senior pastor Rev Levi...

Russia: Noize MC's New Song

RFE/RL's The Power Vertical writes about rapper Noize MC's new song: “After spending 10 days in jail for performing a song mocking police at a music festival in Volgograd, the...

Northern Cyprus: Rihanna's Concert

Greater Surbiton writes about the controversy surrounding Rihanna's upcoming concert in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Hungary: More on Béla Biszku's Case

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Béla Biszku's case (also covered by GV's Marietta Le here and here).

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