• September 24, 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.

  • April 16, 2012

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

  • February 1, 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'.

  • January 24, 2012

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

  • February 1, 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.

  • January 25, 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.

  • September 26, 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.

  • June 6, 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.

  • March 15, 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”.

  • March 6, 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.