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· September, 2010

Stories about Freedom of Speech from September, 2010

24 September 2010

Anti-censorship webmaster arrested in Thailand

The webmaster of an independent online journal in Thailand was arrested at Bangkok airport today on charges of insulting the monarchy. Local mainstream media has been quiet about the issue...

22 September 2010

Iran: Roses for Derakhshan

China: Rights to strike

The past year has seen a growing number of Chinese laborers fighting for their rights in incidents from across the country; a recent move by Chinese workers to go on...

Ukraine: “New Memory Engineers” and Ruslan Zabilyi's Case

21 September 2010

Egypt: Did Gamal Mubarak Order a Blog Block?

Egypt/Syria: Free Tal

Mozambique: “Bread Riots” Reflections

Globally and in Maputo, bloggers reflected on the unrest in Maputo and the government's response, addressing the economic, political and social aspects of events. Critiques of "civil society", globalization and...

Afghanistan: Guide to Afghan shortwave radio

Cambodia: Controversial mobile phone ad

An advertisement of a major Cambodian mobile phone service provider is being criticized by many netizens for promoting bad internet behavior among the youth. Bloggers are pushing for the removal...

China: Yihuang Self-Immolation Incident and the Power of Microblogging

Chinese online public opinion has once again changed the course of an event, this time regarding a forced demolition and consequent self-immolation protest in Yihuang county, Jiangxi. On September 10,...

20 September 2010

Chile: Police Break up Display of Mapuche Flag During Bicentennial Celebrations

South Africa: Thou Shall Not Burn the Bible

A South African businessman and law student Mohammed Vawda planned to burn the Bible on September 11, 2010 in Johannersburg central business district. He claims that he was enraged by...

Iran: Jailed blogger, Hossein Derakhshan (“Hoder”) may face death penalty

Tehran's prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan ("Hoder"). The judge has not yet ruled. Derakhshan stands accused of “collaborating with enemy states, creating propaganda...

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