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· July, 2007

Stories about Freedom of Speech from July, 2007

Hong Kong: Miss Zhou PK Mister Nike

ESWN has translated the background of the cyber bullying case of Miss Zhou by Mister Nike's fans. Nike is known as the God of Adult Videos.

Hidden Message To The Burmese Junta Published In MyanmarTimes Newspaper

An ad appeared in Monday's edition of Myanmar Times talking about Myanmar's tourism and its appeal to tourists from Scandinavia . The normal looking ad actually had a hidden message...

Arabeyes: Internet War Continues in Egypt

After harassing, questioning and detaining bloggers, the war on the Internet continues in Egypt, this time attacking where it hurts most - the pocket! This is how Egyptian bloggers react...

Armenia: RFE/RL closure imminent

Following weeks of protests to avoid getting Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty's off air in Armenia, the authorities are now refusing to sign a new contract for the independent...

Trinidad & Tobago: Impressions of Chavez

“We do not –many say– yet know the REAL Hugo. But I know what his latest stance on foreign criticism is and there is nothing ambivalent about it.” Young Trinidadian...

Hong Kong: Cyber bullying

A newspapers editor and blogger Chow Chauli was attacked by some netizens in her blog's comment section because of her criticism in the newspapers about a B.T user “Nike” who...

China: Fake baozi news turned into media control

Yang Hang-jun from Horizon 360 comments on the reaction of the party and government officials on the fake baozi news: the propaganda about the news had affected beijing and party...

China: How to run a standalone blog legally

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated William long's blog post which explains the steps and conditions for legally setting up a blog on a standalone domain in China, as the current...

Malaysia: Scaring Online Writers

Rocky's Bru comments on a Malaysian minister's statement that he will use all possible laws and acts to stop bloggers from writing on sensitive issues.

Russia: Corrupt Russian Media

A translation of a piece on the Russian media – at La Russophobe.

Malaysia: Police Report Made Against Political Commentary Site

Susan Loone writes about a Malaysian commentary site Malaysia Today. The current ruling party in Malaysia, UMNO, filed a police report against Malaysia Today. UMNO alleged that the site had...

Hong Kong: TELA mission statement

Sun bin digs out Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority's mission statement and points out that the department has deviated from its mission and value.

Hong Kong: Hand off from culture and moral censorship

Erynnyes from Those were they days gave the SAR government an advice that it should keep its hand off from culture and moral censorship. If a piece of work is...

Arabeyes: Online Democracy, Water Conservation and Crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood Activists

This week's Arabic translation has good and bad news. On the good side is a pioneering scheme by Jordan to publish draft laws online and give people the chance to...

Ethiopia: is the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa blocking a political blog?

Is the UN Economic Commission for Africa blocking a political blog? The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA) is collaborating with the Meles government to stifle free speech. The commission's...

Russia: A Study of Two Generations

Window on Eurasia writes about a Russian study on “the values and aspirations of those who entered adulthood after 2000 [and] those of the slightly older age cohort who became...

China: Individual Domains Blogs are All Illegal

Yee translated a blogger dialogue with Shanghai Communication Administration on phone about the closing down of individual domains blogs because they apply the regulation to forums and BSPs to blogs.

Arabeyes: Saudi Women Fight for Men's Rights

Saudi women are grabbing the headlines once again - this time with a protest to demand the freedom of their husbands and kin arrested under 'terrorism' charges, in the conservative...

Iran:Why you do not leave country?

Why you do not leave Iran? It is the question that security agents ask Abdullah Momeni,a key member of Tahkim Vahdat,an important student organization.Rozamaregi who reported [Fa]this news,adds that according...

Barbados: Blog Gag Order?

Barbados Underground learns that that a gag order has allegedly been imposed on government ministers who have been interacting with the public via certain blogs.

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