Bloggers

HRW urges Pakistan to investigate bloggers `abduction`

Pakistan is routinely ranked among the world`s most dangerous countries for journalists.

Jan 10, 2017, 12:28 PM IST

US considers granting refuge to bloggers after Bangladesh slayings

The US has said it is considering granting refuge to a select number of bloggers who are under "imminent danger" in Bangladesh following a series of murders of secular writers and activists in the country.

Apr 08, 2016, 14:23 PM IST

Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murders

Bangladesh`s elite security force Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen who police said was the "main planner" of the murders of two prominent atheist bloggers.

Aug 18, 2015, 12:53 PM IST

Six Bangladeshi activists threatened by Qaeda-linked Islamists

Six Bangladeshi activists, including three poets, have been allegedly threatened by al Qaeda-linked extremists on Facebook, days after a fourth secular blogger was hacked to death by Islamists in the country.

Aug 12, 2015, 09:51 AM IST

Bangladesh Police asks bloggers not to 'cross limit'

 Bangladesh police have asked secular bloggers not to "cross the limit" while writing on religious issues, even as authorities failed to make any headway in the brutal murder of a fourth blogger who hacked to death by suspected al Qaeda-linked Islamists.

Aug 10, 2015, 15:51 PM IST

China loses 27.8 mn micro-blog users in 2013

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.

Jan 18, 2014, 14:36 PM IST

China crackdown on online rumours seen as ploy to nail critics

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

Sep 18, 2013, 22:24 PM IST

Bangla bloggers to face court for hurting religious sentiments

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.

Jun 02, 2013, 21:39 PM IST

Bangladesh court approves blasphemy trial against bloggers

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.

Jun 02, 2013, 21:36 PM IST

Bangladesh Islamists rally against atheist blogger

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.

Apr 06, 2013, 14:45 PM IST

Bloody clashes erupt in Bangladesh over `blasphemous` bloggers

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.

Feb 23, 2013, 15:46 PM IST

Vietnam convicts 3 bloggers for anti-govt posts

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.

Sep 25, 2012, 11:21 AM IST

Chinese microbloggers upset with Gu Kailai`s suspended death sentence

Chinese official media has however defended the suspended death sentence to Bogu for killing a British businessman.

Aug 21, 2012, 22:16 PM IST

China social networking site warns bloggers

The notice came after a top Communist Party official urged Internet companies to stop the spread of "false and harmful information".

Aug 27, 2011, 10:37 AM IST

Egypt`s revolution not just about tweets: Bloggers

The 18-day revolution that brought an end to the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak.

Jul 24, 2011, 16:13 PM IST

Vietnam in fresh crackdown as political tensions rise

A fresh crackdown is under way against bloggers and activists in Vietnam.

Nov 07, 2010, 11:46 AM IST

New software can detect depression in online texts

Researchers have developed a software program that can detect depression in blogs and online texts.

Jun 23, 2010, 17:41 PM IST

New software can detect depression in online texts

Researchers have developed a software program that can detect depression in blogs and online texts.

Jun 23, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

Arabic bloggers to compete for best blogging award

Arabic language blogs have invaded the internet over the last few years.

Jun 11, 2010, 14:43 PM IST

`Cuban government seeks to silence bloggers`

Blogger Yoani Sanchez said on Wednesday that Cuba`s President Raul Castro has begun to understand that he must eliminate or intimidate the creators of blogs in order to silence them.

Jan 14, 2010, 13:55 PM IST