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.
Spreading rumours is common on Weibo, and there is little protection against defamation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chinese official media has however defended the suspended death sentence to Bogu for killing a British businessman.
The notice came after a top Communist Party official urged Internet companies to stop the spread of "false and harmful information".
The 18-day revolution that brought an end to the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak.
A fresh crackdown is under way against bloggers and activists in Vietnam.
Researchers have developed a software program that can detect depression in blogs and online texts.
Arabic language blogs have invaded the internet over the last few years.
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.
Besides terrorism, what is terrorising repressive governments across the world these days? Undoubtedly, it is the Internet.
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