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A Freedom of Speech, for others…

May 16, 2011

See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil ©OriginalArtist

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In a country boosting it’s freedom of speech, with many media outlets that boast about their freedom of expression, discriminating opinions and silencing voices for management reasons may not be a first.

Assaad Thebian, a fellow blogger (Beirutiyat), tweep and freelance writer at As-Safir newspaper, has been notified that his articles will not appear in the newspaper anymore due to his involvement in the Anti-Sectarian Movement (Marches and activities) ..
As a newspaper that claims freedom of speech, no corruption nor affiliation.. that curated and promoted and aided freedom of expression about movements, revolutions and change across the region … that’s quite a fail.

kindly read Assaad’s account on the incident (post in arabic): جريدة السفير: صوت الذين لا صوت لهم؟

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  1. May 17, 2011 1:22 am

    Dear Blogger,

    We recently invited you to participate in an online survey run by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and Global Voices Online about online safety for bloggers in the Middle East and North Africa. To the best of our knowledge, we have not received your response to the survey. You can participate in the survey by following this link:

    http://new.qualtrics.com/SE?Q_SS=5yVBHVPwejqPExe_3lL0Mo11yPXn2lu

    The survey will be available until May 18, 2011. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. You can reach us at mena-survey@cyber.law.harvard.edu.

    Thank you in advance for your time.

    With appreciation,
    The Blogging Common Team
    Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

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