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· August, 2007

Stories about Law from August, 2007

23 August 2007

Egypt: Cultureligious Curse

Malawi: Moving on Despite the Politics of Section 65

The phenomenal story of 19 year-old Malawian blogger William Kamkwamba continues to attract attention from around the globe. William began making headlines after his appearance at the TEDGlobal 2007 conference...

Nepal: Legal Process and Money

Egypt: Blogging for Civil and Religious Freedoms

The struggle for personal freedoms is ongoing in Egypt and the nation's bloggers continue to demand the liberty of citizens. Whether it be religious freedom or freedom from the wrath...

Bangladesh: under curfew

Civil unrest began in Bangladesh on the 20th of August when a petty dispute broke out concerning comments passed by armed forces personnel during a soccer match at a university...

22 August 2007

Russia: Blogger on Trial for Writing Fiction

Blogger Dmitry Shirinkin faces trial for having written on his blog that he had purchased a gun and was going to kill a few dozen people in one of the...

Jamaica: Media Emergency?

Estonia: Russia

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...

Nigeria: Chevron to face trial over murder in the Niger Delta

21 August 2007

Bulgaria: “Roma Vendetta”

Russia: BBC Radio Off Russian FM

Belarus: Students and KGB

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...

Bahamas, Haiti: Illegal Immmigration

20 August 2007

Libya, Bulgaria: Torture of the Tripoli Six

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.

Malaysia: Malaysian Youtube Rapper

18 August 2007

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...