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· April, 2013

Stories about Freedom of Speech from April, 2013

30 April 2013

Potty-Mouthed Russian Blogger Faces Prison for Ethnic Slurs

RuNet Echo

A blogger from the Republic of Bashkortostan (a small autonomous republic neighboring Tatarstan in southern Russia) was recently charged with hate speech for a post she published on her Facebook...

28 April 2013

To Cut or Not To Cut College Subsidies in the Bahamas?

Education, democracy and societal priorities are being called into question as Bahamian bloggers address the government's recent decision to reduce the subsidy it provides to the College of The Bahamas.

25 April 2013

Saudi Arabia Summons Human Rights Activist for Interrogation

Omar Al-Saeed, a member in the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), has been summoned for interrogation on April 22 and asked to re-appear next week. He is the...

Hungarian Students Blog on Freedom of Information Requests

23 April 2013

Eric Schmidt and North Korea's Internet Dilemma

Popular Demonstrations in Porto Alegre Reverse Increased Bus Fares

Weeks of popular demonstrations in the city of Porto Alegre in favour of reduced bus fares have precipitated the decision to return to the previous rate.

22 April 2013

“Manipulative” Coverage of Macedonia's Media Law

Your Legal Guide to Digital Security for Arab Human Rights Activists

Advox

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, in Egypt, issued a “legal guide to digital security” as part of its digital freedoms programme. The guide was produced for campaigners...

Venezuela: The Start of Reconciliation?

In the midst of the confusion and clashes that set the standard in the streets and on the Internet after the elections on 14th April, citizen media were also the...

Hong Kong Man Arrested for Cursing China's President with Graffiti

The excessive use of police force in the recent arrest of a man who wrote graffiti cursing the Chinese President has outraged many in Hong Kong.

18 April 2013

Double Standard? Protesting Foreclosures and Abortion Clinics in Spain

Elena Valenciano, Deputy Secretary General of Spain's Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), has criticised the Popular Party for seeking to regulate "escrache" protests against foreclosures, citing that many abortion clinics have...

Banned Occupy Nigeria Documentary Goes Viral

A Nigerian documentary about the government's removal of a fuel subsidy last year, which sparked the country's Occupy Nigeria protest, has gone viral on the Nigerian blogosphere after authorities banned...

Brazil Accused of Spying on Belo Monte Dam Opponents

An activist collective opposed to the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in northern Brazil uncovered a spy among its members who confessed to infiltrating the the group...

China Bans Media from Quoting Foreign News

China's media authority announced new regulations banning news outlets and other organizations from reporting on foreign news coverage without permission less than a day after The New York Times won...

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