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· May, 2011

Stories about Freedom of Speech from May, 2011

24 May 2011

Brazil: Forest Defender Shot Dead

Egypt: A Day for Criticizing the Military

Why did the Egyptian bloggers decide to dedicate the 23 May to criticizing the Supreme Council of Armed Forces on their blogs? So far 375 blog posts criticising the army...

Russia: Renewed Anger Over Bureaucratic Traffic Bypasses

RuNet Echo

A fiery incident on a Moscow highway has reignited the debate on Russian officials' use of “special signals” that allow bureaucrats to move quickly through traffic. Ashley Cleek explores the...

Russia: Senator Calls for Civilized Political Discussion Online

Azerbaijan: Jon Snow and Amnesty International in Twitter Action

Ahead of tonight's Amnesty International Media Awards 2011, the organisation has launched a Twitter photo campaign to call for the release of an imprisoned journalist and newspaper editor in Azerbaijan....

Cuba: Rojas Detained

Russia: Attack Survivor Journalist Oleg Kashin on Internet Freedom

RuNet Echo

Oleg Kashin, special correspondent for the newspaper Kommersant and well-known blogger, was brutally beaten near his home in November 2010. A video recording of the attack was subsequently published on...

South Korea: Protecting World Heritage Site from Construction Work

Azerbaijan: Free Eynulla Fatullayev! Twitter campaign

Brazil/Palestine: Football Player Removed from Facebook and National Team

22 May 2011

Peru: Fear in the Election Campaign

Almost 20 days before the date set for the second round of the presidential elections, the electoral campaign has begun to include more than just kissing babies and smiling for...

20 May 2011

Australia: Journalist Arrest Over Facebook Photo

Australian journalist arrested and iPad seized! No it’s not Julian Assange. But Ben Grubb’s brief encounter with Queensland authorities raised several serious cyber issues including social media privacy and security,...

Cuba: Musings on the Sixth Congress

Cuba: Pastor Speaks Out

Russia: Billionaire Gives Up Business After Publishing a Video On Bank Fraud

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