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· June, 2011

Stories about Freedom of Speech from June, 2011

23 June 2011

Slut Walk is Besharmi Morcha in India

Slut Walk, a fresh feminist movement that originated from Toronto Canada, and had been taking rounds of various western cities, is now coming to New Delhi, the Indian capital. Amidst...

Russia: Yelena Bonner, Andrei Sakharov's Widow, Dies

Macedonia: How the Protests Started

Armenia: Rapping controversy

China: Ai Weiwei Back Home

22 June 2011

Bahrain: Opposition Leaders Sentenced to Jail

Opposition movements in Bahrain suffered a blow today after the military court, or National Security Court as it is called in Bahrain, sentenced 21 opposition figures to jail. Eight of...

19 June 2011

Brazil: “SlutWalk” Throughout the Country in Images

Holding banners, posters and mottos, "sluts" from cities throughout Brazil rocked the streets and made the society think about gender opression. The movement is inspired by the SlutWalk in Canada...

China: Attack on a #netfreedom Blogger

For all the talk of Internet freedom, little of it takes into account the bleaker reality of inhabiting Chinese cyberspace. Influential tech blogger William Long addresses this with a post...

18 June 2011

Malaysia: Hacktivist Group Attacks Government Websites

At least 50 other government websites in Malaysia were attacked by international ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous last Thursday over the government’s proposed censoring of several file sharing websites. Online reactions were...

17 June 2011

China: Mixed Reactions to Communist Party Movie Epic

Beginning of the Great Revival, the epic cinematic tribute to the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was released in mainland China cinema on June 15, 2011. However,...

Macedonia: Concerns Over Anti-Protest Collusion of Facebook and Police

14 June 2011

India: Attack On Journalists

Sao Tome and Principe: Hip Hop to Provoke Thought

Cuba: Worry About Hunger Striker

Russia: New Initiative to Enforce TV Morality

RuNet Echo

An initiative to create a Public Oversight Board for media control in Russia may seem like a passage from Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four but it is a reality in the country,...

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