March, 2010

Stories from March, 2010

26 March 2010

Russia: Website Closed By Police Order

20marta.ru, an opposition website dedicated to the “Day of Anger” held on March 20, was closed by police after just one day of functioning, kasparov.ru reported. According to the source,...

25 March 2010

China: Conversation among webcensors

A screen capture of a webcensor's QQ group conversation has been circulated via Twitter. It helps the outside world to understand the micro operation of online censorship in China. Webcensor...

24 March 2010

The Second Decade of Middle East Internet

In its second decade in the Middle East, the Internet has been increasingly challenging many of the region's governments – specifically dictatorships that impose strict limitations on civil freedoms. It...

23 March 2010

Venezuela: Concerns About Controls on the Internet

Debate is heating up in Venezuela after decrees and statements from President Hugo Chávez, who questioned how the Internet is being used in the country. Many are interpreting these statements and policy proposals that the government wants control the Internet in Venezuela.

22 March 2010

Blog for a Cause! is now available in Macedonian.

Blog for a Cause!, the Global Voices Guide of Blog Advocacy, is now available in Macedonian thanks to this translation by Elena Ignatova from Global Voices in Macedonian. Blog for...

17 March 2010

China: Various aspects of censorship

March 12 was the World Day Against Cyber Censorship and Reporter without Border announced its latest list of “Enemies of the Internet” which points finger at China, among other authoritarian...

15 March 2010

Egypt: Governmental Decision to Block Skype using USB Modem

It looks like the Egyptian Government attempts to control the cyberspace and netizens are moving forward. Although, Egypt didn’t witness many attempts to block websites and online services, the government...

14 March 2010

Facebook Removes Moroccan Secularist Group and its Founder

Note: The group has once again become accessible after several days, as pointed out in the comments.  El Ghazzali created a new profile for himself, and was able to do...

11 March 2010

Youtube: Saudi young man impersonating a police officer arrested and charged with morality crimes

Update 1: On March 22nd, 2010, Pinkpaper.com reported that Ahmad al-Faqih was sent to jail for a year, fined $1,330, and will be lashed 1,000 times for appearing in a...

One Post Against Cyber-Censorship

Do you believe in Freedom of Speech? Do you think its normal to be profiled or tracked while being online?! Do you think it’s your right to enjoy uncensored Internet...