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· July, 2010

Stories about Freedom of Speech from July, 2010

26 July 2010

Côte d'Ivoire: Journalists accused of document theft are freed

The three journalists of Le Nouveau Courrier d'Abidjan arrested for refusing to reveal their sources have been finally released [Fr] this evening after a two-week ordeal. The journalists were found...

Venezuela: Foundation for Urban Culture Shut Down

The Foundation for Urban Culture - a fund that promoted culture through books, photography, music and ideas - was recently shut down, allegedly due to financing from the brokerage firm...

Serbia: A Journalist Is Attacked on a Public Bus

Teofil Pancic, a well-known Serbian journalist, was beaten up on a public bus on Saturday. Sinisa Boljanovic translates some of the initial reactions by Serbian netizens.

23 July 2010

Egypt: Niqab ban in France stirs controversy

The lower house of the Spanish Parliament is debating a proposal to prohibit the wearing of body-covering burqas and face-covering niqabs in all public spaces in Spain, and the French...

Death of the China Blog

Russia: Anti-Religious Online Group Closed

22 July 2010

Rwanda: Tension Before The Presidential Election, Except for Kagame

The incumbent President of Rwanda Paul Kagame has officially launched his campaign for another term in office. The electoral campaign which ends on august 9th, has been marred with challenges...

Censorship in Singapore

Singapore authorities caused a major uproar when they banned a film of an ex-political prisoner and arrested a British author who wrote a book about the death penalty in Singapore....

Azerbaijan: Amnesty International campaign for convicted bloggers

21 July 2010

Maldives: Romance with Democracy at Stake

On June 29, 2010, the whole Cabinet of the government of the Maldives submitted their resignation. Thus began a highly politicized drama in the Maldives; one that threatens the country’s...

Information Bridging on the Case of Tibetan Environmentalist Karma Samdrup

The case of Tibetan environmentalist, businessman and philanthropist Karma Samdrup, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison on June 24, 2010 by a court in Xinjiang, has been highly...

20 July 2010

Russia: ‘Orthodoxy or Death’ to Degenerate Art?

RuNet Echo

"Orthodoxy or death!" is the war cry sounded in recent weeks as forces of religious reaction have entered into fierce battle with liberal arts, in an apparent Russian parallel to...

Lebanon: The Rule of Dinosaurs

Shortly after the recent cyber censorship incidents in Lebanon, the term "The Rule of Dinosaurs" started to be used by the e-activists in their campaign against this invasion of their...