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· August, 2011

Stories about Freedom of Speech from August, 2011

Ecuador: President Correa's Tumultuous Relationship With the Media

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa recently won a libel case against newspaper El Universo, for an article in which journalist Emilio Palacio gives an account of Correa's actions during the September...

Iran: Blogger Freed After 25-Day Hunger Strike

Dr. Mehdi Khazali, a blogger, publisher and son of a leading conservative cleric and former Council of Guardians member, Ayatollah Khazali, was released on bail from prison on Sunday after...

Egypt: The Verb “To Mubarak”

After a San Francisco transportation provider shuts down mobile networks in anticipation of a protest, Egyptians rallied online in support, noting the similarities between events in Cairo and the Bay...

Cuba: “Las Damas” – The Struggle Continues

Brazil: Constraining the “Spread” of Homosexuality by Law

Ukraine: Intellectuals Condemn Tymoshenko Trial in an Open Letter

Peru: Journalist Sued for Defamation

Ecuador: Newspapers Protest With Covers ‘For Freedom of Expression’

China: Tweets Didn't Start the Fire

China's main state television station has launched a second offensive against microbloggers and users of other social media, this time on the back of the recent British riots. The attack...

Sudan: Coup Against Public Liberties

Cuba: Bloggers Comment on Attacks vs. Activists

Slovenia: A Comment on the U.K. Riots

Honduras: Judge Issues Arrest Warrants for Journalist and Environmentalists

Cuba: “Voces” Magazine 9th Edition

Togo: Journalists Rally to Protect Free Press

On August 6, journalists in Togo rallied in the streets of Lomé to protest against threats to their colleagues. The protest was launched by the association 'SOS Journalists in Danger',...

Brazil: Hetero Pride or Homo Intolerance?

On August 2, 2011, the city council of Sao Paulo, Brazil, established Heterosexual Pride Day, an event to be celebrated on the third Sunday in December. Indignant netizens are asking...

Trust in China’s new media era

Cuba: Attacks on Activists

Trinidad & Tobago: Newspaper Prints “Private” Facebook Comments

In a follow-up story in June about threatening emails to journalists allegedly sent from the home of the Prime Minister's advisor, The Trinidad Express quoted from a private Facebook discussion...

Russia: New Legislation Against Online Extremism

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