Archive for May, 2009

Free Speech as a Human Right

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

By Curt Hopkins of the Committee to Protect Bloggers
The two main arguments governments, and their supporters, make against free speech are these. First, that the outlawed speech is immoral. An example of this might be a blogger in Egypt…

We are more than a lonely crowd

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Omid Reza Mir Sayafi’s arrest, trial, and worst of all, his death in a prison in Tehran was a real shock to me and many other bloggers and even non-bloggers. However, despite his death on March 18, 2009, under suspicious…

Founders of March 18 on PRI’s “The World”

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Cyrus Farivar reports on an online movement promoting free speech and supporting bloggers who’ve been imprisoned for their writings. The March 18th movement was inspired by the death of a young Iranian blogger in a Tehran prison.
Listen to the…

Remembering Omid

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

For many people, and the same number of bloggers the world over, Omid Reza Mirsyafi is an innocuous name, one that would stand out save for maybe on a queue when entering the United States. But Omid Reza is the…

Why we’re here

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Those supporting free speech for bloggers around the world come from a host of different backgrounds, often focus on different elements of the issue and do so in different ways. However, we are all united by a set of core…