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· August, 2008

Stories about Freedom of Speech from August, 2008

16 August 2008

Georgia, Russia: The War's Virtual Dimension

Like most other contemporary conflicts, the ongoing one in Georgia and South Ossetia has had a virtual dimension from its very start. Below are two bloggers' reflections on the wars...

15 August 2008

Iran: “Go Live in your Lovely Israel, Mr. Vice President”

Esfandiar Rahim Mashai, the Iranian vice president for tourism and the director of the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization, has been under fire after he declared that Iran is “a friend...

Russia, Georgia: “Information War” Guidelines

China: Fake news plagues Chinese sports reports

So much speculation these past few days on the ages of some of the girls on China's Olympic gymnastics team, specifically He Kexin and a fair amount of references to...

14 August 2008

Georgia: Videos of Journalists Under Attack in Gori

Georgia, Russia: Political Spam

Lebanon: Prisoners in Syria

Cuba: Birthday Candles

Jamaica, China: Masters of the Universe?

China: Citizen reporter Zuola carted off

Less than an hour ago, prominent Chinese citizen blogger was visited at home by authorities and driven off. Fortunately, he had Twitter on hand and was able to get the...

Japan: Debate over Google Street View continues

Less than two weeks after Google rolled out Street View in Japan, debate continues in the blogs over whether the new service is an appropriate match for Japanese culture and...

13 August 2008

Iran: Three Student activists are out of jail

Iran: A conservative site was filtered

Georgia, Russia: “What's Next?”

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev announced the end of the so-called "peace enforcement" operation yesterday. LJ user varfolomeev66 asked this question on his blog: "What's next?"

Georgia: One more journalist killed