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· February, 2012

Stories about Freedom of Speech from February, 2012

29 February 2012

Cuba: Worry about Hunger Striker

Trinidad & Tobago: Battle with Media

Iran: A pro-animal blog was filtered

Russia: An Overview of the Pre-Election Anglophone Blogging

RuNet Echo

Below is a quick overview of what some of the Anglophone Russia bloggers have been writing during the busy pre-election month of February.

Cuba, USA: Blogger Perspectives on the Embargo's 50th Anniversary (Part 1)

The United States' economic embargo against Cuba has been in existence for 50 years. To mark the occasion, Global Voices interviews two bloggers about the blockade and what it has...

28 February 2012

Video Highlights: Defending Human Rights

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia, Western Europe and Sub Saharan Africa selected...

Cuba: Dialogue with the Opposition?

Pakistan: Fighting the Great Firewall

The recent blow to the internet freedom in Pakistan has been the announcement of a request for proposal (RFP) for national “URL filtering and blocking system” by the ICT R&D...

Syria: Homage to American Journalist Marie Colvin Killed in Homs

Marie Colvin and Rémi Olchik were killed last week, when the makeshift media centre they were at in Baba Amr, in Homs, Syria, was attacked by the Syrian regime. Netizens...

27 February 2012

Bahrain: #Hungry4BH Trends Worldwide

Bahraini netizens, backed by the international community, helped raise the voices of detained political activists on hunger strike, by making their plight a trending topic on Twitter. Mona Kareem reports...

Cuba: Working for “The Enemy”?

Cuba: More Sunday Detentions

Latvia: Flagging for Free Speech

Portugal: Web Users Debate Portuguese Private Copying Bill

Currently being debated in the Portuguese Parliament is a new bill (PL118) which proposes a tax on any equipment or software capable of recording, copying or storing analogue or digital...

Russia: The “Big White Circle” Protest in Moscow

RuNet Echo

On Sunday, Feb. 26, thousands of people gathered in central Moscow for the Big White Circle protest, forming a human chain along most of the length of the Russian capital's...

26 February 2012

Tunisia: Police Use Tear Gas and Batons to Disperse Labor Union Protest

Police used tear gas and batons to disperse protesters showing support to the Tunisian General Union for Labour (known by its French acronym UGTT), in the capital Tunis, yesterday (February...

25 February 2012

Pakistan: The Government Tender To Purchase Filtering Tools

Iran: Another blogger was arrested

Russia: Bloggers’ Photo Reports and Reflections on Pro-Putin Rally in Moscow

RuNet Echo

On Thursday, February 23, ten days before the March 4 presidential election, the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin addressed thousands of people at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. A number...

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