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· May, 2011

Stories about Freedom of Speech from May, 2011

30 May 2011

Azerbaijan: Interview with released video blogging activist Emin Milli

Russia: State Duma Whistleblower Intern's Case

Mexico: ‘Información Cívica’ Summarizes Week in Civil Society

Mexico: Blood Fountains

During the last weekend of May 2011, activists from the movement "Let's stop the bullets, let's paint the fountains" stained the water of a famous statue in Mexico City blood...

29 May 2011

Thailand: American blogger arrested for insulting royals

Russia: Famous Sci-Fi Writer's Blog Removed for ‘Anti-Semitism’

RuNet Echo

Following President Medvedev's speech on extremism in the Russian Internet, security services began a campaign against online neo-Nazis and vocal nationalists. On May 28, 2011, the campaign against racial and...

Azerbaijan: Twitter as a tool for activism

Russia: Moscow Pride 2011

RuNet Echo

This year's Moscow Gay Pride event ended in clashes almost as soon as it began, at least 18 gay rights activists and 14 of their opponents are reported to have...

26 May 2011

Azerbaijan: Eynulla Fatullayev Pardoned Following Twitter Action

Just two days after the UK branch of Amnesty International launched its Twitter campaign to call for the release of Eynulla Fatullayev comes news that the imprisoned journalist and prisoner...

Nepal: Codes Of Ethics For Bloggers

25 May 2011

Angola: Organizer Arrested on the Eve of Protest Against Poverty

Russia: Reporters’ Open Letter Highlights TV Censorship Concerns

RuNet Echo

Censorship on the majority of Russian television channels has been around forever, but a recent open letter by REN TV reporters showed how even remaining small islands of media freedom...

Cuba: Prisoner & Dissident Deaths

Bolivia: New Ministry of Comunications Raises Doubts

Chile: Should State TV Play Hidroaysen Ads?

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