Source: The Guardian
The arrests of at least 15 journalists in Tehran over the course of three days this week, just a few months before the June presidential election, has come as a shock to members of the Iranian press.
Tag Archives: Freedom of Expression
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundations
January 28 marks International Privacy Day. Different countries are celebrating this day calling attention to their own events and campaigns.
Source: The Indian Express
A 20-year-old youth was arrested on charge of uploading an objectionable picture on the Facebook, police said on Saturday.
Source: Regan Doherty, Reuters
Two activists were deported from Qatar on Thursday after calling for more leadership on tackling climate change from the Gulf state, which is hosting U.N. talks in Doha, their campaign group said.
Source: Max Fisher, The Washington Post
Last week’s jarring shutdown of the entire Syrian Internet raised a number of questions, some of them scary: How does this even happen? How could an entire country be pulled offline so quickly? Who else is vulnerable?
Google, Facebook, Twitter, and LiveJournal are among the defendants in a lawsuit filed by Kazakh prosecutors seeking to shutdown some opposition media outlets in the republic.
Source: The Toronto Star
Egypt’s president on Thursday issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters in last year’s uprising.
At a conference hosted by the BBC today, broadcasters and satellite operators condemned the sharp increase in jamming of broadcasts, and considered what steps can be taken to address the growing threat of intentional blocking of international broadcasts and internet services.
Source: European Commission Memo
Joint statement on media freedom by European Commission, Council of Europe and Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Source: Emin Milli, The Independent
Open letter to president of Azerbaijan by former prisoner of conscience Emin Milli.