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· September, 2009

Stories about Freedom of Speech from September, 2009

23 September 2009

Latvia: Security Police Questions Blogger

Brazil: Has a free Internet really appeared on the electoral scene?

With the new electoral reform in Brazil, the individual Internet user is now obliged to behave as a media entrepreneur, unable to analyse candidates' positions and losing the right to...

Macedonia: Freedom Not Fear 2009

Belarus: Internet Issues

22 September 2009

India: A Minister And A Twitter Message

Iran: Blog Service Providers in Trouble

Philippines: National Artist Under Surveillance

The Philippine Navy recently confirmed that the man caught stalking the home of Bienvenido Lumbera, a prizewinning poet, dramatist, literary critic, and National Artist on September 17 was one of...

21 September 2009

Barbados: journalist's “confession”

USA: Eid Postage Stamp Provokes Hate in Tennessee

A chain e-mail that falsely claims President Obama has issued a new postage stamp commemorating the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr has even reached a Tennessee mayor who forwarded it to...

Taiwan: Kaohsiung set to screen film amidst controversy

Japan: DPJ on Press Clubs and Media Opennness

18 September 2009

Iran: Videos from Quds Day Protests

On September 18, Iranian protesters wearing green in support of the opposition, once more defied the Iranian government in the streets of Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, and several other cities as...

Sri Lanka: Justice

South Korea: Government sued activist with libel

16 September 2009

Morocco: Activists Break Fast in Public, Receive Punishment

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating or drinking from dawn to sunset. A group of Moroccan activists was reprimanded for breaking the fast in public, an...

Singapore: Independent press needed

15 September 2009

Egypt: A Coptic Presidential Candidate?

A Copt has stated his intent to run for elections for Egypt's top post in the 2011 presidential race. Lawyer Mamdouh Ramzy, a member of the Constitutional Party, is venturing...

Russia: 1999 Apartment Bombings