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· August, 2008

Stories about Freedom of Speech from August, 2008

Bahamas, Cuba: Inconvenient Truths?

China: iTunes is blocked and it's Apple's fault

Malaysia: Avril Lavigne is too sexy?

Mexico: Attempt to Close Radio Ñomndaa

Russia: Three Anniversaries

Cuba: Corrupt Survival

China: Free Wu Dianyuan And Wang Xiuying!

Angola: Electoral campaign fails to excite voters

After 16 years without the right to vote, Angolans have been savouring the taste of the election campaign for almost a month now. Contrary to expectations, there is a lukewarm...

Estonia: Olympics Champion; Song Festival

China: Checking up on Olympics uncensorship

Silencing online speech in Tunisia

Blocking web 2.0 websites (Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook) and barring access to local outspoken websites and blogs is the most obvious way of cracking down of the online free speech in...

Russia, Georgia: Coverage of the Conflict

Russia: Dmitry Solovyov's Case

Poland: Weightlifter Makes Tibet Protest

Russia, Georgia: Gia Jandieri's Notes at Andrei Illarionov's Blog

Turkey: Bloggers Banning Themselves?

If you are a long-time follower of the Turkish blogosphere you will have undoubtedly heard about the Turkish ban on Wordpress....and the periodic bans on YouTube, and on the social-networking...

China: Don't be Afraid of the 50 Cents

Blogger of the Week: Lydia Beyoud

Today's Blogger of the Week is Lydia Beyoud - a writer and listener at heart, and a thinker, who has recently become a doer. This is how the blogger, who...

Egypt: Farewell Twitter SMS

A few days ago, Egypt woke up to the sad news that Twitter is no longer delivering outbound SMS to few countries, including Egypt. Lasto Adri reviews the Egyptian blogosphere,...

Bahrain: Code of Ethics Site Launched

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