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January 3, 2009

PTA censors Salman Taseer’s pictures

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the internet monitoring body in Pakistan has issued directives to all its ISP providers to block a list of six webpages on the grounds that they were “harmful for the integrity of the country.” The URL Level block directive by the PTA was in response to the decision taken by […]

September 18, 2008

Moroccon Blogger Arrested a few weeks back RELEASED

It is just being reported on on Erraji’s facebook group that the court of appeals in Agadir has overturned the decision by the court of first instance and has decided to abandon all charges against blogger Mohamed Erraji, and he is a free man. More updates to follow on this post as the story develops

September 12, 2008

Morocco: Blogger Arrested, Sentenced Immediately

Moroccan blogger Mohammed Erraji was arrested last Friday, September 5th following the publication on the online news site Hespress.com of an article entitled “The King Encourages His Subject’s Dependency” (English translation) He was sentenced 72 hours later, in an expedited trial without assistance from a lawyer, to two years in jail and a fine of […]

August 18, 2008

Naval Chief Video ordered Blocked by PTA

A directive has been issued from the PTA [confirmed through source within the PTA] that a URL of a certain online video which was made by Dawn News about the misuse of power by the Naval Chief Admiral Afzal Tahir has been blocked I personally cannot confirm exactly which URL’s were listed in the directive […]

August 17, 2008

Guide to Facebook Activism

DigiActive.org is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping grassroots activists around the world use the Internet and mobile phones to increase their impact. DigiActive has done a lot in highlighting the upcoming cutting edge technologies used in todays world and recently they published a short paper on Facebook Activism which is truly a must read. […]

August 11, 2008

Major Companies decide on the Principles of Free Expression and Privacy

Major technology companies, including Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft, have agreed, in principle, to a voluntary set of principles designed to guide businesses when they encounter laws and practices that may contravene international human rights standards or be at odds with law or culture in their home jurisdiction. The objective is to protect and advance freedom […]

June 27, 2008

GlobalVoices Advocacy Summit ’08 (Live Blog)

Just an update on the happenings of the closed door session about the Advocacy Summit today on 26th June 2008 at Budapest, Hungary

June 13, 2008

Two shows of Geo.tv are being blocked in UAE

Reports are coming in that Hamid Mir’s Capital Talk and Dr. Shahid Masood’s Merey Mutabiq on GEO both programs have been banned by UAE govt. RSF issues an immediate press release questioning the blockage of Capital Talk and Meray Mutabiq on GEO tv PAKISTAN-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Dubai-based satellite TV station GEO News censored again Reporters […]

June 1, 2008

Blogspot inaccessible from Pakistan

Late last night there were reports that blogspot.com was being confronted with a network error when trying to attempt access to any sub-domain on that particular site. First instinct was the new DST time change which came into effect midnight yesterday and could have been the contributing factor to perpetuating this error, but a number […]

March 19, 2008

Moroccan ‘Facebook Victim’, Fouad Mourtada Free

According to Global Voices Advocacy, the “Facebook victim” Fouad Mourtada has just been released by Moroccan authorities due to a royal pardon: Fouad Mourtada, the 26-year old IT engineer who had been arrested on February 5th, 2008 and sentenced to three years in prison and a fine of $1350 for creating a fake Facebook profile […]