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 Bahrain


26 April 2005 - Reporters Without Borders denounces press freedom threat in website registration
15 March 2005 - Three Barhainonline.org moderators freed

 Belarus


18 August 2005 - KGB censors satirical Internet cartoons
24 March 2005 - Authorities prevent reporters from freely covering partial legislative elections
11 March 2005 - Journalists gets 10 days in prison for being at unauthorized demonstration

 Brazil


16 December 2005 - Judge cuts back censorship order, allowing website to reinstate banned pages

 Canada


11 March 2005 - Libel suit against Washington Post could have major impact on free expression

 China


30 December 2005 - Appeal court upholds prison sentence for cyber-dissident Zheng Yichun
13 December 2005 - News blackout after police brutally put down demonstrations in Dongzhou
5 December 2005 - Journalist Shi Tao does forced labour while Prime Minister Wen Jiabao signs contracts in France
4 November 2005 - Cyber-dissident freed six months before completing sentence
3 November 2005 - Chinese blog shut down just days after being nominated for free expression contest
18 October 2005 - Appeal court upholds five-year jail term for cyber-dissident Zhang Lin
3 October 2005 - Two Inner Mongolian websites closed because of “separatist” content
26 September 2005 - The 11 commandments of the Internet in China
9 September 2005 - Clinton Urged to Raise Shi Tao Case at China Internet Summit
9 September 2005 - Imprisoned cyber-dissident hospitalised after going on hunger strike
6 September 2005 - Information supplied by Yahoo! helped journalist Shi Tao get 10 years in prison
31 August 2005 - Two cyber-dissidents put under surveillance during UN human rights visit
22 August 2005 - Cyber-dissident Ma Yalian released on completing sentence
17 August 2005 - Another foreign radio station falls victim to "Great Wall of the airwaves"
9 August 2005 - Cyber-dissident Chen Shaowen freed after three years
28 July 2005 - Cyber-dissident held for past two months on libel charge
16 June 2005 - Cyberdissident Zhang Lin to go on trial for posting articles including lyrics to a punk song
14 June 2005 - Microsoft censors its blog tool
6 June 2005 - Authorities declare war on unregistered websites and blogs
4 June 2005 - Cyber-dissident Huang Qi free at last
19 May 2005 - Letter to Larry Page and Sergey Brin: "Will you agree to censor Google?"
10 May 2005 - Call for EU intervention for jailed journalists and cyberdissidents
28 April 2005 - Dissident journalist Chen Yanbin released after more than 14 years in prison
30 March 2005 - Lecturer sacked in growing university crackdown on freedom of expression
25 March 2005 - Journalist and cyber-dissident Zheng Yichun held on subversion charge
22 March 2005 - Cyberdissident Zhang Lin formally charged
16 March 2005 - Outrage over travesty of justice for journalist Shi Tao
1 March 2005 - Lawyer for several journalists and cyberdissidents harassed and facing a professional ban
18 February 2005 - Cyber-dissident tortured to stop him appealing against 12-year prison sentence
17 February 2005 - World Summit on the Information Society - bloggers and cyber-dissidents offer advice
8 February 2005 - Police arrest cyber-dissident Zhang Lin
28 January 2005 - News black-out on death of former top leader Zhao Ziyang

 Egypt


26 December 2005 - News website editor freed after being held for two weeks
14 November 2005 - Deutsche Welle Weblog Awards : Egyptian Weblog wins Special Award from Reporters Without Borders

 India


17 March 2005 - Press group harasses blogger

 Iran


20 December 2005 - Thirteen deputies protest to President Ahmadinejad over Internet censorship
11 July 2005 - Blogger cleared of "insult to prophets" but still guilty of "insulting Supreme Guide"
15 June 2005 - After eight years of Mohammad Khatami, next president urged to promote press freedom
4 May 2005 - Holy city of Qom is hell for bloggers
29 March 2005 - Pregnant blogger Najmeh Oumidparvar freed after 24 days in prison
17 March 2005 - Reporters Without Borders welcomes release of blogger Arash Sigarchi
17 February 2005 - World Summit on the Information Society - bloggers and cyber-dissidents offer advice
31 January 2005 - Blogger Mojtaba Saminejad freed
25 January 2005 - American host cuts off Iranian press agency ISNA
20 January 2005 - Journalist and weblogger arrested
10 January 2005 - Online journalist Javad Gholam Tamayomi released
6 January 2005 - Reporters Without Border condemns mistreatment of cyberjournalists and webloggers

 Kazakhstan


14 December 2005 - Reporters Without Borders raps censorship of UK comedian’s "Borat" website
14 January 2005 - Opposition steadily sidelined from the Internet

 Kyrgyzstan


25 February 2005 - Authorities harass independent media ahead of legislative elections
1 February 2005 - Phoney e-mail messages sent to discredit opposition

 Libya


7 November 2005 - Internet writer Al Mansouri gets 18-month prison sentence
22 August 2005 - Seif Gaddafi asked to intercede on behalf of imprisoned cyber-dissident Al Mansouri
17 August 2005 - Imprisoned cyber-dissident in worrying condition after injury in fall from bunkbed
6 June 2005 - Opposition journalist Daif Al Ghazal tortured to death
12 May 2005 - Still no word of cyber-dissident Al Mansouri five months after his arrest
30 March 2005 - Cyber-dissident reportedly arrested in Tobruk

 Maldives


17 October 2005 - Arrest of two journalists on the Minivan Daily
22 August 2005 - Cyber-dissident Mohamed Zaki freed
20 August 2005 - ISP systems manager freed after five weeks in detention
9 May 2005 - Jubilation as Fathimath Nisreen is amnestied
17 February 2005 - World Summit on the Information Society - bloggers and cyber-dissidents offer advice
20 January 2005 - Free elections threatened by lack of pluralism

 Morocco


20 December 2005 - Morocco puts US censorship busting site Anonymizer.com on its black list

 Nepal


13 September 2005 - Another news website blocked
22 June 2005 - Reporters Without Borders backs a new Nepalese-language blog Nepal Info
3 February 2005 - King imposes state of emergency and cuts communications with outside world

 Poland


19 May 2005 - Police arrest Indymedia contributor and accuse him of assault on police

 Saudi Arabia


6 October 2005 - Blogger.com accessible again

 Singapore


28 April 2005 - Student forced to shut down blog after libel threat

 Sri Lanka


16 May 2005 - Call for murders of journalists to be discussed at donors conference
29 April 2005 - Editor of TamilNet murdered in Colombo

 Syria


8 December 2005 - Massoud Hamid is awarded the 2005 cyberfreedom prize
29 June 2005 - Appeal to Arab League for online journalist jailed two years in inhuman conditions

 Thailand


27 June 2005 - Journalist considers exile to avoid government harassment

 Tunisia


17 November 2005 - The 15 enemies of the Internet and other countries to watch
21 September 2005 - International day of action for the release of Mohamed Abbou
26 July 2005 - Imprisoned "freedom lawyer" Mohammed Abbou begins hunger strike
7 July 2005 - "You have no rights here, but welcome to Tunisia!"
11 June 2005 - Lawyer’s prison sentence confirmed at new sham hearing
4 March 2005 - A lawyer arrested for posting an article online
3 March 2005 - Censorship tightened in host country for World Summit on the Information Society
17 February 2005 - World Summit on the Information Society - bloggers and cyber-dissidents offer advice

 Ukraine


11 October 2005 - Government rescinds decree requiring online publications to register

 United Arab Emirates


5 December 2005 - Reporters Without Borders calls for end to blocking of news website

 United States


9 March 2005 - Apple v. ThinkSecret: confidentiality of sources must be respected

 Uzbekistan


14 November 2005 - Opposition online journalist assaulted
26 May 2005 - Russian journalist beaten up as government resorts to disinformation
14 May 2005 - Reporters Without Borders "extremely worried" as journalists expelled from Andijan
26 April 2005 - Interior minister asked to investigate beating of dissident journalist

 Vietnam


16 December 2005 - Confirmation of arrests of the Kiem Street chat room users
9 December 2005 - Pro-democracy Internet-user held and questioned for 24 hours
20 September 2005 - Cyberdissident Nguyen Vu Binh still refuses “self-criticism” after three years in jail.
31 August 2005 - Government urged to pardon three cyber-dissidents
26 July 2005 - Government tightens grip on cyber-cafés and online press
17 June 2005 - President George W. Bush urged to raise case of prisoner of opinion with Vietnam’s prime minister
24 March 2005 - Reporters Without Borders urges amnesty for cyberdissident Pham Hong Son
9 February 2005 - Although released, Nguyen Dan Que and Nguyen Dinh Huy are not free
12 January 2005 - Government clamps down on the online press