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· September, 2013

Stories about Freedom of Speech from September, 2013

16 September 2013

Chinese Micro-bloggers Want to Un-verify User Account

Opinion Leader Charles Xue Forced to Prostitute Himself on Chinese State TV

Charles Xue's self criticism in front of CCTV reminded many of the "class struggle session" during the Cultural Revolution.

14 September 2013

Man Killed as Saudi Arabia Continues Hunt for 23 “Wanted” Persons in Awwamiya

Ahmad Al-Mislab, 19, was killed when Saudi forces stormed Awwamiya, looking for eight out of 23 people "wanted" by authorities, who remain at large.

Kissing on Egyptian Streets

12 September 2013

Comments On The Proposed RTI Bill Of Bhutan

500 Retweets Will Now Get You Three Years in Prison in China

Sharing information on the Internet that is defamatory or "harms national interest" could land China's Internet users in jail.

11 September 2013

South Korean Film Questioning Warship Sinking Pulled from Theaters

A major cinema chain pulled a documentary film challenging the government's explanation of the Cheonan warship incident. Their move appears to have backfired.

Catalans Around the World Claim Independence from Spain

Catalan communities all over the world are celebrating with human chains to claim independence from Spain.

9 September 2013

Saudi Arabia Monitors its Lawyers Tweets

Saudi Arabia is monitoring tweets by lawyers. Many see this as another blow to freedom of expression and advocating for people's rights in the absolute monarchy.

1 September 2013

Brazil's Occupy Cocó Park Fights to Save Nature Reserve from Construction

Construction of road overpasses over Fortaleza's Cocó Park kicked off with the destruction of almost 100 trees. The ensuing protests and police violence have thrust the park into the spotlight.

Chinese Professor Suspended for Teaching Constitutionalism

It's not the first time that outspoken professor Zhang Xuezhong of East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai has been penalized for his views.

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