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· June, 2007

Stories about Freedom of Speech from June, 2007

27 June 2007

China: Revised draft of emergency response law

China: The death of a celebrity, a festival for the paparazzi

Russia: “Completely Different Other Russias”

There was no police "overreaction" during the opposition's latest Dissenters' March in Moscow - possibly, because the organizers decided not to follow up the rally on Pushkinskaya Square with the...

26 June 2007

Guatemala: An Open Internet – Anyone Can Blog

In the early 90s, the press was controlled, and only the privileged had access to the new internet phenomenon. Once the telecommunications industry was privatized, many more had access to...

CIA facility in Tunisia?

From his prison cell in Bizerte (65km north of Tunis), The Tunisian prisoner Ramzi Bettibi managed to smuggle a very alarming letter that found its way on to the Internet...

Bermuda: Students to Protest against Corruption

Serbia: A Special Case of Blog Plagiarism

Does a Creative Commons License help protect your blog from plagiarism? Is it a crime if a person from China copies your blog to overcome the so-called Great Firewall of...

25 June 2007

Croatia: Still More on “Feral Tribune”

If Bloggers attended the Conference on the Caribbean…

This past week (June 18-21) leaders of CARICOM met with President George W. Bush and other top U.S. government officials in Washington as part of the Conference on the Caribbean....

Lebanon: Almost Non-Political Questions

What are we eating? Why are our banks flourishing? Who are those clearing cluster bombs? How will Brazil help in recycling Lebanese wastes? Where are some of the children who...

China: Nobody Said Media-whoring Is Easy

23 June 2007

China: Nailhouse 2: Residents fight back

Unlike the Chongqing Nailhouse which was demolished earlier this year, some residents of an entire nailbuilding in eastern China came to an impasse with police this past week; blogger photos...