September 1 Libya

Libya's transitional government uncovered the technology Qaddafi’s regime used to spy on citizens' text messages and emails. The software came from French, South African, and other international companies.

September 8 Malaysia

Prime Minister Najib Razak encouraged a reexamination of Malaysia's strict media laws as part of a broader program of political reforms.

September 13 Morocco

The Moroccan military arrested three pro-democracy online activists in one week, including anti-corruption blogger Mohamed Douas and political satirist video blogger Younes Belmalhae.

September 14 Iran

Iran blocked traffic from Tor, a software that allows netizens to communicate online anonymously. On the same day, Tor released a new version of the software to circumvent the block.

September 15 Europe

Politicians in European Union countries demanded tighter trade controls that would prevent the export of hardware and other surveillance equipment from Europe to countries that limit freedom of speech on the Internet.

September 16 Burma

Several previously blocked websites, including YouTube, Radio Free Asia, and the BBC, became accessible again in Burma.

September 19 China

Chinese microblogging service Weibo implemented stricter self-censorship practices after the government accused the company of facilitating rumors about Chinese officials on the Internet.

September 20 Zambia

Zambian users of the citizen election monitoring website Banti Watch reported that the site had been temporarily blocked.