Archive for the ‘Free speech’ Category

Another Iranian Blogger Died in Prison

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Sattar Beheshti, an Iranian blogger died in prison last week. Several political prisoners in a letter, said: “we saw signs of torture on his body.”

Police controls a Facebook group, Facebook must REACT

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

A Facebook group called “Daaf and Paaf” (means hot persons) fell under control of Iran’s cyber police. Iran’s cyber police announced on the group’s Facebook’s wall that “the administrators of this group have confessed to promoting banality”. This group had…

Iran:Jailed Cleric and Blogger on Hunger Strike

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Iran is not a paradise for all clerics. Mohammad Sadegh (Arash) Honarvar Shojayi, a cleric and a blogger is one who is currently sharing the pain of imprisonment for his ideas and writings along with many other prisoners. He has…

Plight of seven detained netizens in Iran

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Exactly one year after seven young netizens were arrested in a series of raids by intelligence ministry agents, Reporters Without Borders is reiterating the call for their release that it made in a letter on 23 February to United Nations…

March 18 Movement presentation at the TH!NK3 event

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Brief presentation of the March 18 Movement by its co-founder at the TH!NK3 launch event in Brussels, 23 March 2010.

Life of an Iraqi blogger

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

This post is contributed by Wamith Al-Kassab, a blogger at Iraqi Streets and Mideast Youth.
In the summer of 2008, I survived an assassination attempt in Iraq. My “crime” was that I am “an enemy of God,” a promoter of…

Guest Post: The Power (or lack thereof) of Free Speech

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
After three years of being a regular blogger, I was flabbergasted when I received a comment…

Guest Post: Who are we? Individuals, citizens, journalists or all three?

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

-Hisham Wyne-
“Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign”
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859.

But sovereign are we, over our blogs and the contents and comments therein?

We are bloggers. We want freedom. But…

Guest Post: Libertas Supra Omnia

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Freedom of expression.
A term that weighs different on the scales of every individual. Be it invisible fetters that hold back tears, or physical restraints that gag your right to scream. Be it the dread of a tyrant’s wrath, or…

Organize an OR318 event in your city!

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

On March 18th, we hope to be holding events in as many cities as possible, to show how many people around the world are uniting for free speech. We hope that you will also help us honor all bloggers like…