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· August, 2011

Stories about Freedom of Speech from August, 2011

Uzbekistan: Journalist Harassed in Tashkent Airport

Russia: Memories of 1991

Russia, Libya: RT's Coverage of the Conflict

Iran: “Tonight, the Islamic Regime's Generals will Have Nightmares”

Several Iranian cyber activists celebrated the victory of anti-Muammar Gaddafi forces in Libya, and compared it with the situations in Iran and Syria. They shared in the joy of liberation...

Russia: Police Refused To Start the Criminal Prosecution Against LiveJournal DDoS Attackers

Russia: “Democracy Without Balls”

Russia: State News Agency Calls PM Putin “Increasingly Autocratic”

Libya: Bloggers Between Dictatorship and War

It's been six months since the Libyan uprising began. How was the Libyan blogging scene before the February 17 revolution and how has it evolved over the last few months?...

Iran: Regime called Google+ dangerous

Spain: Brutal Police Repression Against Journalists Covering “Secular March”

Pope Benedicto XVI's recent visit to Spain sparked a civil "Secular March" in protest against the use of public funds for religious acts in a secular state. The encounters between...

Costa Rica: Slut Walk Reactions, Religion and Women's Rights

Last Sunday 14 August, 2011, the Costa Rican Slut Walk took place in the capital city of San Jose causing both a media and religious backlash due to allegedly violent...

Cuba: From the Mouths of Las Damas

Iran: A blogger was beaten up in jail

East Timor: Students Arrested While Supporting West Papua

Global Voices Partners With Ashoka on Citizen Media Competition

Global Voices is proud to be partnering with Ashoka Changemakers on its ‘Citizen Media Innovation Competition' with Google. Four winners will be awarded US$5,000 each for citizen media projects that...

Tunisia: More Protests, More Police Violence

Protesters are back on the streets of Tunis and other Tunisian provinces calling for immediate reforms and the establishment of an independent judiciary capable of bringing corrupt officials and the...

China and Hong Kong: Citizen Arrested for Wearing Political T-Shirt

A Hong Kong man was dragged off and detained yesterday because of the T-shirt he was wearing. The incident happened during a visit to the city by China's future premier...

Vanuatu: Concern on Media Independence

Vietnam: Blogger Pham Minh Hoang Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

India: RTI and Wildlife Activist Killed in Broad Daylight

Indian Right To Information activist and NGO worker Shehla Masood (39) was shot dead in front of her residence in Bhopal on Tuesday morning. She was also known for campaigning...

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