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 Armenia


30 April 2009 - Online journalist beaten by unknown assailants

 Bahrain


14 May 2009 - Authorities step up offensive against journalists and websites
22 January 2009 - More human rights websites blocked on information ministry’s orders

 Burma


15 May 2009 - Growing restrictions on free flow of information
20 February 2009 - On eve of major amnesty, call for release of 16 journalists and cyber-dissidents
29 January 2009 - Petition launched for release of two Burmese bloggers serving sentences of 20 and 59 years in prison

 China


25 March 2009 - Government blocks access to YouTube
13 March 2009 - Cyber-dissident Yang Zili freed on completing eight-year sentence, call for probe into how he was treated while held
27 February 2009 - Blogger released from hospital after bookshop attack
13 January 2009 - New online censorship campaign extinguishes last flicker of Olympic torch
2 January 2009 - Leading dissident’s arrest signals government’s rejection of dialogue

 Cuba


20 May 2009 - Anyone can browse the Internet... unless they are Cuban

 Egypt


26 May 2009 - Blogger fined nearly 6,000 euros for accusing chemical company of pollution
6 April 2009 - Internet : a weapon on mass revolution ?
1 April 2009 - Young blogger freed after being held and mistreated for seven weeks

 European union


7 January 2009 - As holder of EU presidency, Czech government urged to intercede on behalf of jailed bloggers and journalists

 fiji


12 May 2009 - Government arrests two journalists in another “warning shot” for press freedom

 Iran


6 April 2009 - Blogger freed on bail after being held for three months
26 March 2009 - Call for independent probe into imprisoned blogger’s death a week ago
9 February 2009 - Blogger arrested before being able to appeal against jail sentence
20 January 2009 - Blogger released but press freedom violations continue
7 January 2009 - As holder of EU presidency, Czech government urged to intercede on behalf of jailed bloggers and journalists

 Malaysia


11 May 2009 - Human rights lawyer P. Uthayakumar freed
17 February 2009 - “Your Majesty, do everything in your power to prevent any judicial error”
11 February 2009 - Two court cases test online free expression

 Mauritania


18 March 2009 - Journalist released, website allowed to reopen

 Morocco


10 March 2009 - Blogger gets six months for petition accusing prosecutor of corruption

 Oman


22 April 2009 - Website moderator gets 10-day suspended prison sentence

 Pakistan


9 January 2009 - More websites blocked at government’s behest

 South Korea


12 January 2009 - Blogger arrested for allegedly destabilising currency markets

 Syria


19 May 2009 - Proposed press law reform poses new threat to Internet
16 March 2009 - Cyber-dissident Habib Saleh sentenced to three years in jail
2 March 2009 - Damascus criminal court lets cyber-dissident Habib Saleh defend himself

 Thailand


29 April 2009 - Reporters Without Borders and 31 other organisations urge Thai government to amend lese majeste law
27 April 2009 - Censorship lifted on some websites
3 April 2009 - Internet user gets ten years in jail for posting content that “defamed” monarchy
21 February 2009 - “Immense relief” after Harry Nicolaides is pardoned and flies home
9 February 2009 - Demonstrate to free Harry Nicolaides and download the report on the abuses of the lese majeste crimes in Thailand
27 January 2009 - Authorities continue to crackdown on free expression under guise of protecting king
19 January 2009 - In major free speech violation, Australian writer gets three years in prison for lese majeste
14 January 2009 - Another Internet user arrested for lese majeste as Internet regulation dialogue gets under way
12 January 2009 - Is Thailand a new enemy of the Internet?

 Turkey


5 May 2009 - YouTube completes a year of being blocked in Turkey

 United States


6 March 2009 - "We urge you, on March 12th, to champion the vision of the Internet as a free space for everyone"
14 January 2009 - Yahoo!’s new CEO urged to make defending freedom of expression on the Internet one of the company’s priorities

 Vietnam


20 February 2009 - Government frees cyber-dissident while keeping online activities under strict control