durant cette absence…

Si je n’ai pas eu le temps de bloguer sur mon blog fikra, cela ne veut pas dire que je n’ai pas blogué ailleurs. En attendant un entretien exclusif avec le Blogueur Iranain Hossein Derakhshan (aka Hoder) dont le blog a été suspendu par son hébergeur américain à cause de ses écrits jugés diffamatoires à l’égard de son compatriote Mehdi Khalaji (chercheur au Washington Institute – un « Think tank » néoconservateur où en retrouve, entre autres, Paul Wolfowitz et Richard Perle), voici mes tous derniers articles sur le sujet de la censure et de la liberté d’expression sur Internet publiés sur Global Voices Online :

Turkey Ban WP

Turkey: wordpress.com ban inspires firestorm of criticism (August 21st, 2007):The founding developer of the popular WordPress blogging platform, has received a letter from the lawyers acting on behalf of a Turkish Islamic-creationist, Adnan Oktar, aka Harun Yahya, claiming to be responsible for the blanket ban on blogs hosted on the wordpress.com blogging platform in Turkey. (Continue reading…)

Hossein Derakhshan’s blog is suspendedHossein Derakhshan’s blog is suspended (August 16th, 2007): The blog of the Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan (aka Hoder) has been suspended by the U.S. based hosting company, Hosting Matters, after a complaint filed by lawyers representing Mehdi Khalaji, Next Generation fellow at The Washington Institute. The complaint -not filed to the court- centered on allegedly defamatory content published on Derakhshan’s blogs. Hosting Matters requested that Hossein remove a specific post related to Mehdi Khalaji. (Continue reading…)

Bulgaria

Part One: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria (August 9th, 2007): The June 29, 2007 decision of the Bulgarian Administrative Court (VAS) to remove the protected status of the National Park Strandzha, has evoked a strong reaction from the Bulgarian blogsphere and also from the country’s vibrant environmental movement. The two groups have united to defend the country’s largest protected area, which is located on the South Black Sea coast, with its unique eco-systems, biodiversity, cultural and historical heritage. (Continue reading…)

FreeNet Bulgaria

Part Two: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria (August 10th, 2007): In Part One of this article, I outlined recent threats to the Bulgarian environment and the vibrant web-led protest movement that developed in response. In this article I speak to Milena Bokova, BlueLink Information Network executive director, who talks about the intimidation against her colleague, blogger Michel Bozgounov, the threats to the freedom of online expression in her country, and the Bluelink Freenet Campaign. (Continue reading…)

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