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· May, 2012

Stories about Freedom of Speech from May, 2012

31 May 2012

India: User's guide to Indian free speech

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Eurovision Propaganda Fail

Cuba: Bloggers Discuss Mariela Castro's US Visit

On the heels of United States President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage, Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and Director of the country's Centro Nacional de...

China: Weibo Censorship Pattern

29 May 2012

Why Are Governments in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan Afraid of ‘The Dictator'?

Malaysia: Petition for Free and Fair Access to Media

Brazil: SlutWalks Spread Across the Country

On May 26th and 27th, a number of cities around Brazil were the scene of the second round of protests known as SlutWalks, calling for women's liberty and the right...

28 May 2012

A Social Network for Wikileaks Supporters

Ukraine: Homophobic Legal Initiatives in Sync with Public Attitudes

Ukraine's first Gay Pride Parade ever failed to take place on May 20 due to perceived threats of violence against its participants; one of the organizers was attacked and beaten...

26 May 2012

Slovakia: “God Can Cure You”

Cuba: The State of Human Rights

The recent request for information by the United Nations‘ Committee Against Torture with regard to alleged abuses in Cuba has got bloggers talking about the human rights situation on the...

Azerbaijan: Rewriting The Geopolitical Narrative

25 May 2012

Azerbaijan: More Arrests Despite ‘Eurovision Effect’

On the eve of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, held this year in Azerbaijan, police in Baku, the capital, have arrested dozens of pro-democracy activists protesting against human...

Saudi Arabia: Censorship of Wikipedia

Mauritania: Student Scandal Rocks Presidential Palace

On May 3 a group of Mauritanian students made a surprise revelation at a press conference. They announced that the president's chief of staff Isselkou Ould Izidbih had attempted to...

Armenia: US Embassy Condemns Attack on Gay-Friendly Bar

24 May 2012

Russia: Q&A with Tina Kandelaki

RuNet Echo

Tina Kandelaki is a Russian journalist, a TV celebrity and producer, a widely read blogger, and -- more recently -- a visible presence in Russian politics. Be it on the...

Azerbaijan: Live Eurovision Human Rights Discussion on Facebook

Armenia: Fascist Rubo (Hayrapetyan)

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