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· April, 2010

Stories about Freedom of Speech from April, 2010

11 April 2010

Bangladesh: Bangla Blogs At The BOBS – Meet Ali Mahmed

Bangla (Bengali) language blogs have been included for the first time in the Deutsche Welle's 2010 BOBS awards. We have interviewed Ali Mahmed (Shuvo), a leading nominee for the best...

Iran: State Reaps Real Dividends of Double-edged Persecution

George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs, along with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, are sponsoring a half-day conference on Monday (April 12) in Washington DC entitled "Iran:...

10 April 2010

Citizen Media at International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy

The 4th edition of the International Journalism Festival will take place in Perugia, Italy on 21-25 April 2010 with several panel discussions focused on citizen journalism and new media from...

8 April 2010

Fiji: New media oversight proposed

Fiji's journalists have been working under tough conditions since the country's military government abrogated the constitution last year. Now, that government has released plans to oversee Fiji's media.

Morocco: Blogger Released from Prison

4 April 2010

Morocco: Are Christians at Risk?

In early March, observers watched as around 20 long-time Christian orphanage workers were expelled from the country they called home. The incident, and others which followed it, have brought to...

3 April 2010

Music With A Message – New Music Videos from Tibet

The blog translation project High Peaks Pure Earth has recently focused on “music with a message” by translating the lyrics of Tibetan songs from music videos that have been uploaded...

2 April 2010

Egypt: Excellent Cat Meows for President Mubarak

Egyptians are quick to pounce on the opportunity to use all the social media tools at their disposal. Marwa Rakha takes a look at how bloggers and online peers mobilised...

Russia: Mainstream and Citizen Media Coverage

1 April 2010

Morocco: Naoufel's Experience with Censorship Across Borders

One would expect that a dissenting voice is mainly threatened by local power's systems of censorship, but Naoufel, a talented Moroccan blogger was surprised to find out that his blog...

Lebanon: First Threatened Voice

Lebanon has been known and envied in the MENA region for its free cyberspace. Well not any more since March has marked Lebanon's first cyber censhorship incident. Layal Al Khatib...

Vietnam: Online attacks vs critics

Russia: “Moscow Calm – Before the Storm”

Russia: “A Perfect Target”

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