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· August, 2011

Stories about Freedom of Speech from August, 2011

31 August 2011

Russia: Why We Are Leaving Our Country Behind

RuNet Echo

Recent months have seen a new spin on the topic of emigration that seems to be ever-present in the Russian online space. Several powerful blog posts written by people from...

China: Real Name Registration Requirement Coming For Weibo?

28 August 2011

Saudi Arabia: A Special Twitter Hashtag for the King!

A Saudi hashtag entitled #tal3mrak which literary translates into “May god prolong your life” or “your majesty” if translated into a Western context, took Twitter by storm today. The hashtag...

South Korea: Pop Music Censorship Meets with Strong Opposition

More than 2,600 South Korean pop songs have been censored in the past two years for their "hazardous" lyrics. One entertainment agency, however, filed a lawsuit against the government that...

27 August 2011

Egypt: Victories of Civilians Against Military Trials

Activists are pulling all the stops online - and on the ground - to draw attention to civilians put on trial in military courts, following the Egyptian revolution. Nermeen Edrees...

Libya: The Liberation of Tripoli

The Internet is back on in the Libyan capital Tripoli, after a blackout that lasted about six months. One by one bloggers and tweeps from Tripoli are coming online, sharing...

24 August 2011

Ukraine: “Proper” vs “Improper” Journalism

Cuba: Female Activists Detained

Mauritania: 13 Activists against Child Trafficking Arrested

India: Anti-Corruption Campaign Fires a Country's Imagination

In India, social media is being used extensively to power civil society's push for a proposed anti-corruption bill. The movement is being led from the front by a Gandhian social...

23 August 2011

Chile: Expats Unfazed as U.S. Embassy in Santiago Issues “Emergency Message”

The United States Embassy in Santiago has emailed an “emergency message for U.S. citizens” registered in Chile to keep out of the frequent and increasingly violent protests, but foreigners in...

Cuba: Amnesty Reports on “Las Damas”

Lessons Gaddafi Should Have Learnt from North Korea

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