- Bloggers Less Well-Defended than Press in Morocco
The arrest and two-year sentence of Mohammed Raji marks the first time anyone has been punished for a blog post in Morocco.
- EDVIGE and the Angry French
Opposition to a massive new "Big Sister" database has been boosted by a member of President Sarkozy's own cabinet.
- Brussels Says Blogs Scuppered Lisbon Treaty
A secret European Commission report has come out strongly against the "anti-establishment activity" of blogging as part of an analysis of the internet and "its implications for public opinion about the EU".
- Google Says EU Data Laws do not Apply
Even though Google has data servers in the EU, it is too American a company to have to obey data privacy laws, it claims.
- The End of "the American Internet" and the Future of Content Controls
Will traffic moving through more countries affect free speech online?
- Xavier Niel, France's ISP Billionaire, Hates the Olivennes Law
"Will filter everything and listen to all" (Google Translation)
- Feminist Bloggers in Iran Sentenced to Six Months in Jail
Reporters Without Borders writes on the cases of Parvin Ardalan, Jelveh Javaheri, Maryam Hosseinkhah and Nahid Keshavarz.