15 November 2012

Stories from 15 November 2012

Less Censorship in Thailand?

  15 November 2012

Jon Russell reviews the latest Google Transparency Report for the period of January to June 2012 and notes that there were fewer requests made by the Thailand government to censor websites that insult the monarchy.

Chinese Dissident Hu Jia Complained about 18th Party Congress

  15 November 2012

Environmental and AIDS activist Hu Jia who had been sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment and now under house arrest complained about the 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in Twitter on November 13. Tweet translated here[zh]: I have been forced to leave Beijing for 20 days because of...

Police Raid Video Blogger's Home in Japan

  15 November 2012

Japan's police raided the house of a video blogger who films anti-nuclear protests, for evidence of charges against a violent protester. Every Friday, anti-nuclear activists gather in front of the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office in Tokyo and various places in Japan to carry out protests. While mainstream media rarely covers these anti-nuclear protests, videos from citizen media are crucial to tell the story.

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