Category - blogging

  • 24 Sep 2012

    Prison sentences given to three bloggers accused of spreading anti-state propaganda in Vietnam are a shameful attempt to silence dissent, says Amnesty International.

  • 16 Apr 2012

    Amnesty International has called upon the Vietnamese authorities to end their persecution of a prisoner of conscience.

  • 1 Feb 2012

    In recent months social media has proved its worth against some harping critics. The uprisings across the Middle East, the worldwide Occupy protest against unsustainable corporate neo-capitalism and the Spartacus Report revolt of disabled and sick people over punitive welfare cuts and changes: all these movements for change have benefited in a variety of ways from web 2.0 and beyond, from online crowd-sourcing, from twitter, from virals, and from 'internetworking'.

  • 24 Jan 2012

    The release of an Egyptian blogger and prisoner of conscience whose trial was flagrantly unfair comes months too late, says Amnesty International.

  • 1 Feb 2011

    Power, its exercise and abuse has filled our screens and newspapers during the last week. The word takes our minds in a particular direction – towards the power that can shut down the internet, buzz protesters with fighter jets, marketise the NHS, sell off our forests, kettle and pepper-spray dissent.

  • 25 Jan 2011

    This Lent, Christian Aid is using social media and blogging Bishops to encourage people to use the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter to pray, act and give.

  • 26 Sep 2010

    Amnesty International is demanding the release of a 19-year-old blogger and student detained in Syria without charge or access to the outside world.

  • 6 Jun 2010

    There will be a 'Sunday Salon' web conversation this evening (6 June) at 8pm, looking at the development of media and political blogs - linking, promotion, how people read them and the interaction of blogs and Twitter.

  • 15 Mar 2010

    Amnesty International has accused the Azerbaijani government of stifling dissent after a court turned down an appeal by two outspoken bloggers convicted of “hooliganism”.

  • 6 Mar 2010

    The Egyptian authorities have been asked immediately and unconditionally to release a blogger and prisoner of conscience facing up to nine and a half years in prison.