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Russian lawmakers back harsh regulation of bloggers

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 03:15

Russian lawmakers today passed draconian legislation that cracks down on the content of popular blogs, forcing top bloggers to adhere to laws similar to those for mass media.

China loses 27.8 mn micro-blog users in 2013

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 14:36

China has seen a surprise drop in the number of online micro-blog users with more than 27.8 million people abandoning Sina Weibo in 2013.

China crackdown on online rumours seen as ploy to nail critics

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 22:24

Spreading rumours is common on Weibo, and there is little protection against defamation.

Google incites `adult` bloggers fury with letter threatening to delete their blogs

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 18:53

Google is struggling to reassure people running `adult` blogs on its Blogger network that it will not delete their blogs.

Bangla bloggers to face court for hurting religious sentiments

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 21:39

Four bloggers in Bangladesh, who allegedly posted derogatory comments about Islam and the prophet on the Internet will face a court hearing on framing of charges against them on June 27.

Bangladesh court approves blasphemy trial against bloggers

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 21:36

A court in Bangladesh`s capital Dhaka Sunday gave the go-ahead for the trial of four bloggers in two cases filed for posting "derogatory comments" about Islam and its holy prophet on the internet.

Bangladesh Islamists rally against atheist blogger

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 14:45

Hundreds of thousands of Islamists rallied in Dhaka after an overnight "long march" to the Bangladeshi capital, demanding the execution of atheist bloggers for defaming Islam.

Chinese bloggers hit out at Russia as Xi visits Moscow

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 16:04

Russian embassy faced an upsurge in Chinese nationalism with web users asking Moscow to return the territories it retained under a border agreement.

Suneet Varma to judge fashion bloggers` competition

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 17:57

Suneet Varma will judge Bloggers Meet, a competition where bloggers from around the country will create different looks using spring-summer collections available at a mall here.

Bloody clashes erupt in Bangladesh over `blasphemous` bloggers

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 15:46

At least four people were dead and scores injured as thousands of activists of about a dozen of religion-based parties and groups clashed with police.

Chinese bloggers launch hitchhiking programme

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 09:12

Six Chinese bloggers have launched a "ride-share" hitchhiking programme to ease the burden of holiday travel for people who fail to get tickets ahead of the Spring Festival.

Vietnam convicts 3 bloggers for anti-govt posts

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 11:21

A Vietnamese court issued jail sentences ranging from four to 12 years to three bloggers who wrote about human rights abuses, corruption and foreign policy.