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recent cyber skirmishes in China

July 25, 2007

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) draws attention to recent official and unofficial (?) attacks on Chinese news and human rights websites: The Shanghai Information Bureau closed the literary forum Zhongguo Dangdai Shige Luntan. An employee of the hosting server commented in an interview: “All articles relating to politics, the Falungong movement or those critical of the […]

the great firewall of china

June 19, 2007

Flickr is the latest casualty of China’s cyber censorship, according to reports from Beijing. Average surfers complain: “I just want to look at some photos! What’s wrong with that?” Subversive elements quickly posted work-arounds on blogs and in chat rooms. Given the speed with which China’s internet-using population is growing – over 140 million in […]

E-Soldier Falls in Baghdad

May 24, 2007

Riverbend, the most renowned Iraqi blogger, who has been leading her own corageous e-resistance against the military occupation, and revealing to thousands of readers worldwide the horrors of living in Baghdad over the last 4 years, has finally decided to leave the country. The Iraqi blogosphere loses its best commander and an important virtual battle.