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· August, 2007

Stories about Freedom of Speech from August, 2007

Kuwait: Jailed Blogger Released

Following a local and regional outcry, jailed Kuwaiti blogger Bashar Al-Sayegh was released in Kuwait earlier today. While some bloggers celebrated the release, others warned that it could be a...

Syria Bans Anonymous Speech Online

Russia: Xenophobia and Violence

Russia: BBC Radio Off Russian FM

Belarus: Students and KGB

Mideast Youth: Unblock WordPress in Turkey

Turkey: wordpress.com ban inspires firestorm of criticism

Matthew Mullenweg, founding developer of the popular WordPress blogging platform, has received a letter from the lawyers acting on behalf of a Turkish Islamic-creationist, Adnan Oktar, aka Harun Yahya, claiming...

Barbados: What Blogging is About

Kuwaiti blogger Bashar Al-Sayegh released!

Tajikistan: New legislation

Kuwait: Blogger Bashar Al-Sayegh Arrested

Kuwait yesterday joined the ranks of countries with jailed bloggers, following the arrest of Bashar Al-Sayegh. How did bloggers in Kuwait and around the region react? Here's a quick review.

China: Bridge Disaster News Report Banned

Let Hoder Speak!

Malaysia: Talking Politics with Kids harder than talking about Sex

Iran:Award winner writer in trouble

Russia: Neo-Nazi Execution Video

One of the most discussed topics in the Russian blogosphere last week was a graphic video of what appeared to be the execution of two ethnically non-Russian men by masked...

Iran: Government celebrates Journalist Day

The Iranian government celebrated Journalist Day on August 8, in spite of having arrested several journalists and banned many newspapers in recent months. The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said: “The...

China: Blogs deleted, barred and officially backed

An eventful week on the backside of the Chinese blogsphere with an entire blogging website desisted, one high-profile blog deleted and another put on the unmentionable list; two web 2.0...

Mongolia: Media and journalism

Vietnam: Web Censorship

When I began considering posting on Global Voices from Vietnam, the first thought that came to mind was what exactly was I allowed to post? What topics could I cover,...

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