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· June, 2006

Stories about Freedom of Speech from June, 2006

China: Revolution’s victims’ stories blogged, not forgotten (2/4)

Chinese blogger-journalist Ran Yunfei (冉云飞) has spent a large part of his life researching the stories of those painted, purged and persecuted as right wing elements during China's Cultural Revolution;...

South Africa: SABC censorship

Politics Za reports on possible “self censorship within the SABC” (South African Broadcasting Corporation)

Egypt: Rights lawyer remembered

As activists in Egypt continue to demand an independent judiciary Baheyya celebrates the life of the recently deceased campaigning lawyer Ahmed Nbil al Hilali. In his lifetime, he was christened...

South Africa: SABC blacklist

Politics.za notes that there have been reports of “further self censorship” within the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and that a list of those no longer welcome to appear on...

Iran: Former deputy in jail!

According to Ahmad Shirzad, Mr.Akbar Mousavi Khoiniha, former deputy of Parliament, is the only one who is not released from prison after 12 June demonstration. The blogger says Khoiniha was...

Egypt: Alaa Released, Finally

Good News! Alaa's wife, Manal, reports that her husband was finally released. He will be back home tomorrow morning or maximum by Thursday. Congratulations Alaa!

Aung San Suu Kyi's Birthday in Detention

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNG SAN SUU KYI Originally uploaded by Ennor. As Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi spends yet another birthday in detention, online users are marking her birthday....

Polish Blogosphere Roundup

With almost 20,000 names (and counting) added to a digital petition against a restrictive DRM (Digital Rights Management) bill in the Polish legislature, Poland IP news and resources reports that:...

China: Voodoo Doll online

Earlier this year ESWN explained how voodoo doll were banned in China. Letters from China notes that netizens have moved the culture online: a click means a pin!

Truth and Consequences

The first thing that struck me as I passed by the Press Syndicate earlier this week to eavesdrop on a meeting of Egyptian bloggers was the Central Security trucks parked...

Arabisc: The Arabic Bloggers Ken, Media, Anti-Blogging and the World Cup

Blogging nightmare… Starting with hot news this week, it looks that the Egyptian blogsphere is going to have more hard time in the near future. Following Aljazeera's one hour TV...

Bahamas: “Brokeback” and censorship

Nassau Bahamas Vacation reports that a group of lecturers at the College of Bahamas were refused permission by the Plays and Films Control Board to screen the film “Brokeback Mountain”...

China: Google.cn moved to Beijing

Williamlong explains that earlier this month internet users could not access google.cn. Now the server is moved to Beijing. It implies that google.cn will be more stable by subjecting itself...

Poland: Homophobia and the EU's Mild Response

Srdjan Cvijic of The TransAtlantic Assembly writes about the EU's unfairly mild reaction to homophobia and intolerance in Poland: “More importantly, the case of Poland, and the mild reaction of...

Poland: Warsaw Equality Parade

The beatroot posts Joseph Vogt's pictures from the Equality Parade that took place in Warsaw on June 10, and writes about the event that drew from 2,000 to 10,000 people:...

Hong Kong: debate over questionable poll

The Commerical Radio in Hong Kong launched a questionable poll on “the female artists they would most like to indecently assault” and resulted in a joint protest by woman organizations....

Egypt: Solidarity events planned tomorrow

Hossam el-Hamalawy reports that the Liberties’ Committee has called for a stand in solidarity with detained journalists and activists tomorrow Thursday 12 noon, at the Press Syndicate. At 1pm, activists...

China: Revolution's victims’ stories blogged, not forgotten (1/4)

For a good number of years, Sichuan-based blogger-journalist Ran Yunfei (冉云飞) has been collecting the stories of those persecuted as right wing elements during the Cultural Revolution, another part of...

China: the dissoluteness of Olympic building chief

ESWN compared the reports in Mainland China and Overseas media concerning the corruption case of Beijing vice Mayor Liu Zhihua (the Olympic building chief). The former described his conduct by...

Pressuring change through blogging II

A late addition to the issue concerning pressuring change in the government through blogging is Zul Funkmasta. He postulates that not only the education system that does not encourage voicing...

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