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Bloggers Under Pressure in Malaysia and Hong Kong

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Chris Vallance | 00:25 UK time, Monday, 16 July 2007

nat_small07.jpgBoingboing links to two stories of bloggers feeling the heavy hand of the law, one from Malaysia and another from Hong Kong.

There's more on the case of Nat Tan the Malaysian blogger detained over at Global Voices. Their summary also points to a blog by his sister which is well worth looking at as a statement of the personal impact of his detention and the efforts to secure his release.

The other case, of blogger Oiwan Lam prosecuted in Hong Kong for posting an allegedly obscene image she found on Flickr to a blog (the picture in question is pretty anodyne), is gone into in some detail by Rebecca MacKinnon in a wide ranging post that asks important questions about censorship and the difficulty of applying "decency" standards across national boundaries.

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