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Bhumika Ghimire

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Latest posts by Bhumika Ghimire

17 May 2011

India's Information Technology Rules 2011 Has Many Fuming

Is India following China's lead when it comes to user generated content online? Many will answer yes, following newly released Information Technology Rules 2011. The Economic Times reports that the...

9 May 2011

Nepal: Facebooking Revolt and Censorship

Arab spring has brought  winds of change into Nepal. On Saturday, May 7, group of young people gathered near Maitighar area of capital Kathmandu demanding speedy resolution to the current deadlocke caused...

25 April 2011

Azerbaijan Deports Swedish Television Crew

The Commitee to Protect Journalists reports that Azerbaijan has deported a Swedish television crew which had arrived to film a documentary on human rights situation in the country. “According to...

18 April 2011

Bahrain: Pro-Government Activists are Blogging too

Demands for change in Bahrain and recent incidents of violence against those demanding reform is being chronicled by number of bloggers. They present struggle within the country and also how external forces are...

11 April 2011

Middle East Feels Threatened by Bloggers

Such has been the role of bloggers and citizen journalists in fueling the region's season of fury against dictatorship, they are being seen as a threat to status quo. Now...

28 March 2011

Liberal Jewish Blogger Under Attack

Richard Silverstein, a liberal Jewish blogger, has come under attack from right wing nationalists and religious hard liners. In his blog Tikun Olam, Silverstein has posted a statement sent to...

9 March 2011

What is in name? A Lot Says Facebook

Facebook is now in the middle of scandal that has exposed the flimsiness of its no pseudonym policy. Andrea Petrou at Techeye.net says, “The complaint against the company comes from a well-known Chinese...

2 March 2011

Is Urging Suicide Free Speech?

A developing case in Minnesota raises serious questions on what  free speech. According to Emily Gurnon at Pioneer Press, “Former nurse William Melchert-Dinkel, 48, of Faribault has been charged with...

24 February 2011

Saudi women demand their rights, on Twitter

It is season for change in the Middle East and Arab world and Saudi women don't want to be left behind. They are now taking their demand for equality online-at...

15 February 2011

Advocacy Recap: Part II

Last week, we looked back at the US government's handling of  G20 summit protesters and pro-democracy bloggers in Vietnam facing persecution. Now let us talk about the Purdue University Professor who...