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· November, 2011

Stories about Freedom of Speech from November, 2011

22 November 2011

Cuba: Censoring “El Chupi”

Russia: Digital Oppression Hits Web Forums as Election Approaches

RuNet Echo

As the Russian parliamentary election comes closer, dispersed attacks on regional discussion boards have turned into a massive wave of digital oppression. Alexey Sidorenko reports on several cases.

20 November 2011

Ukraine: Netizens Appeal to Lithuanian President to Postpone Her Visit

Liberia: Giving Free Press a Second Chance

The judgment in the controversial media closure case in Liberia gave justice a rare opportunity to prevail. On November 7 the Liberian government shut down three media houses for allegedly...

19 November 2011

Brazil: Students’ Eviction Strengthens Movement Against Militarization of University

In the morning of November 8, the Brazilian Military Police evicted the University of Sao Paulo's Dean building, which had been occupied by around 70 students in the end of...

UAE: Female Twitter User Rowda Hamed Summoned for Interrogation

Female Twitter user Rowda Hamed, from the UAE, tweeted saying that she has been summoned for interrogation. She is one of the few Twitter users from the country who support...

Morocco: Call to Free Rapper Haked

18 November 2011

Pakistan: SMS Filtration Good Or Bad?

Cuba: Censorship in Film Festival

Brazil: Real State Speculation Threatens Sacred Ground

USA: Will Occupy Oakland Activist “Pancho” Be Deported?

Francisco "Pancho" Ramos-Stierle was arrested while meditating at the Oscar Grant Plaza during a raid on the Occupy Oakland, in California, encampment on November 14. After intense public pressure, all...

France: A Rally in Support of Democracy in Ukraine

17 November 2011

United States: Unexpected Eviction of Occupy Wall Street Protest

On the morning of November 15, New Yorkers woke up to news that police forces had evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park without prior notice. As usual, various...

Brazil: Toxic Documentary on the Amazon

Cuba: The Freedom of Twitter

Jamaica: Lessons from “Occupy” Protests

16 November 2011

Russia: Hidden Camera Reveals Illegal Electioneering in School

RuNet Echo

A scandal caused by a hidden camera recording at a school in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, has highlighted a serious problem in Russian schools: teachers campaigning for the ruling United Russia party.

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