Kuwaiti Reaction to Jailing of Taiwanese Food Blogger
By Froyo Nation Blog on June 24, 2011
News broke yesterday that a Taiwanese blogger named Liu was jailed and fined after she wrote a negative review of a local restaurant. The 21-year-old Kuwaiti blogger behind Froyo Nation was dismayed to see this result, especially after a blogger won a similar case in Kuwait in April.
A Kuwaiti court cleared Mark of 2:48PM of any wrongdoing and upheld his freedom of speech after a local Benihana outlet sued him over a poor review, and upheld his freedom of speech. She wonders what effect the decision will have on other bloggers.
Taiwanese Blogger Jailed Over Negative Restaurant Review
Can you imagine what this harsh sentence will do to the blogging community in Taiwan? Blogs around the world are starting to be viewed as a type of media, not as personal websites. I’m really thankful we have such a supportive communitypeople and officialshere in Kuwait.
Read the full post on Froyo Nation.
Image Credit: Acme on Flickr, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) License
Read more from Kuwaiti Reaction to Jailing of Taiwanese Food Blogger at Froyo Nation Blog
More Like This
Most Popular on BlogHer