Saudi blogger lashed in public for 'insulting Islam': Witnesses

Saudi blogger Raef Badawi was flogged in public Friday near a mosque in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, receiving 50 lashes for "insulting Islam", witnesses said.

Third blogger detained in Vietnam in a month

Vietnamese police have detained a third blogger in a month in the latest crackdown on dissent in the communist country.

Second Vietnam blogger arrested on anti-state charges

Vietnamese police arrested a prominent blogger today, the second writer seized in the last fortnight as the country's communist authorities keep up their long-running crackdown on online dissent.

Vietnam detains blogger for anti-state articles

 A Vietnamese blogger was detained for posting anti-state articles, as Hanoi steps up a crackdown on dissent that has been condemned by rights groups and Western governments.

Vietnam arrests anti-China blogger for posting `bad content`

Vietnamese police said they had arrested a blogger for posting "bad content" about the government, as part of a long-running crackdown on online dissent in the communist country.

Perez Hilton apologises for posting Jennifer Lawrence's nude pictures
Perez Hilton apologises for posting Jennifer Lawrence's nude pictures

Blogger Perez Hilton has apologised for posting nude photographs of actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Victoria Justice on his website.

Singapore PM rejects compensation offer from blogger

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has rejected as "derisory" a compensation offer by a local blogger who defamed him, the premier`s lawyer said Tuesday, paving the way for a possible lawsuit.

Singapore blogger apologises to PM Lee Hsien Loong

A 33-year-old Singapore blogger has apologised to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for a post relating to a Central Provide Fund (CPF) Board scheme, but rejected his demands to pay compensation.

Singapore PM demands apology from blogger

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has demanded an apology from a local blogger for a posting seen as accusing him of corruption, Lee`s lawyer said.

China jails blogger in online `rumour` crackdown

A Chinese court today jailed a blogger for three years, state media reported, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called Internet rumours.

China jails blogger in online `rumour` crackdown

A Chinese court jailed a blogger for three years on Thursday, state media reported, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called Internet rumours.

Putin critic Navalny seeks permission to visit Sochi

Russian opposition figure and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny, who is restricted from travelling outside Moscow, has requested permission to visit Sochi during the Winter Olympics, according to his blog and his press secretary.

Leading secular activist arrested in Egypt

A leading secular activist, Alaa Abdel Fatah, was arrested on Thursday, his wife said, after having been accused of inciting protests in violation of a controversial new law.

Amitabh Bachchan crosses seven million mark on Twitter

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has amassed a following of over seven million on microblogging site Twitter.

China arrests blogger in widening crackdown against `online rumour-mongers`

The Chinese police have reportedly arrested a blogger in its widening crackdown on internet rumour spreaders.

Vietnam arrests third blogger in less than a month

Vietnamese police have arrested a blogger accused of posting "erroneous and slanderous" information about the communist government, the third blogger to be locked in the past month in an intensifying crackdown against dissent.

Another blogger arrested in Bangladesh

An "atheist" blogger was arrested on Wednesday in Bangladesh on charges of defaming Islam, the fourth such detention in two days as part of a crackdown to prevent exploitation of religion on the Internet.

Egypt’s prominent blogger hands himself in

A prominent Egyptian blogger has handed himself in to authorities, a day after the country`s prosecutor general ordered his arrest over his alleged role in instigating violence during clashes between supporters and opponents.

Cuban blogger meets White House officials

Internationally recognized Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez currently on a trip to the United States, met officials at the White House and US lawmakers at the Capitol Hill.

Five killed in Bangladesh clashes between Islamists and police

At least 5 people, were killed and over 50 others injured as police opened fire during clashes with Islamists who enforced nationwide shutdown demanding execution of "atheist bloggers" for blasphemy.