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· June, 2011

Stories about Freedom of Speech from June, 2011

Brazil: 40 Cities Make the Freedom March

Forty Brazilian cities had their streets taken over by the Freedom March on Saturday 18 June. A multitude of groups, collectives, movements, entities and outraged people rallied around the country...

Macedonia: Taboo on Protesting Against Police Brutality

Swziland: AFP Correspondent Phone Bugged

Iran: Solidarity with Hunger Striking Prisoners

Protests were organized in at least 25 cities around the world on Saturday June 25, 2011, to show solidarity with the approximately 18 political prisoners who are on hunger strike...

Azerbaijan: Photojournalist detained, deported

Michael Sandel in China

Last month, renowned Harvard professor Michael Sandel delivered a lecture on justice and morality at Tsinghua University in China. He also talked about how his theories relate to contemporary China...

Cuba: Methodist Pastor Replaced

Kyrgyzstan: Political news website banned

Tajikistan: A BBC journalist arrested

Turkmenistan: The Tower of Media and Totalitarianism

China: Leaked directives for Taiwanese Internet commentators

Azerbaijan: Bakhtiyar Hajiyev Video Campaign

Cuba: Hunger Striker to Leave Island

Egypt: Commemorating the Struggle Against Systematic Torture

As the world marked the International Day against Torture that falls on June 26, eyes were on Egypt where the struggle against citizen abuse has been particularly significant.

Jamaica: Call for End to Anti-Gay Violence

South Korea: Labor Workers Fight Against Police and Corporation

Syria: Blogging Day for Syria

Today marks the 100th day since the protest movement found its foothold in Syria. A 100 days later, more than 1,400 deaths, and three presidential speeches, the protest movement is...

A Syrian Solution for North Korea

Belarus: Police Crack Down on Minsk Protest

A non-violent rally in Minsk, organized via a social network, ended up with more than 450 people detained. Arrests, trials and numerous detentions, however, do not appear to have stopped...

Ukraine: Hanna Sinkova's Case; Yanukovych's Prejudicial Comments

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