Letters for Bassel

#FreeBassel / David Kindler / CC BY We’ve written several times on this blog about Bassel Khartabil, the Syrian Creative Commons community leader who’s been imprisoned since March 2012 without having had any charges brought against him. European Parliament members Charles Tannock and Ana Gomes recently submitted an official question to the Parliament leadership concerning … Read More “Letters for Bassel”

Imprisoned internet pioneer Bassel Khartabil wins Index on Censorship Digital Freedom Award

Bassel / Joi Ito / CC BY Download press release (36 KB PDF) Palestinian-born Syrian software engineer Bassel Khartabil is the winner of this year’s Index on Censorship Digital Freedom Award, sponsored by Google. Khartabil is a free internet pioneer who has spent his career advancing open source technologies. On March 15, 2012, he was … Read More “Imprisoned internet pioneer Bassel Khartabil wins Index on Censorship Digital Freedom Award”