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This article was published on February 19, 2012

    Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi released, but banned from leaving the country

    Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi released, but banned from leaving the country
    Nancy Messieh
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    Nancy Messieh

    Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Fol Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Follow her on Twitter, her site or Google+ or get in touch at [email protected]

    Following her second arrest on Thursday, Global Voices has announced that Syrian Blogger Razan Ghazzawi has been released. Razan’s sister, Nadine, confirmed the news on Twitter, adding however, that authorities have imposed a travel ban on the blogger.

    Arrested during a raid on the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCMFE), Razan along with the rest of her female colleagues are said to have been released, but there is no news of the remaining detainees.

    Authorities have left no stone unturned in their attempt to put ongoing protests in Syria to an end. According to CNN regime supporters are now attempting to infect dissidents computers in an attempt to spy on them.

    The government has also taken measures to block live streaming service, Bambuser. Footage streamed using the Sweden-based service had been picked up my mainstream media outlets including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and SkyNews.