September, 2011

Stories from September, 2011

29 September 2011

Key Quotes and Tweets from the Internet Governance Forum

As the Internet Governance Forum is a truly epic event both in the online and in the offline world, it's really hard to do justice to the whole complexity of...

28 September 2011

Kuwait: Three Netizens Detained

Kuwait does not have a history of detaining citizens for expressing their views online; the first arrest case in relevance to the internet happened to Bashar Al-Sayegh (@balsayegh) a Kuwaiti...

27 September 2011

Connect your Rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights.

Joy Liddicoat of APC.org points out that while governments are positioning themselves around internet governance issues, the politics associated with this must not detract from the issues that are facing...

26 September 2011

Netizen's Guide to the Internet Governance Forum

The Internet Governance Forum is a multi-stakeholder forum where people from all over the world – from government, industry, the technical community and civil society – come together to discuss...

23 September 2011

The Netizen Report: Governance Edition

Tweet of the week: “If you are not at the table, you are probably on the menu.” via @guatemalia The sixth annual Internet Governance Forum meets in Nairobi next week....

19 September 2011

MagyarLeaks: This Is A Test of the Hungarian Media Law

Not long after the launch of the first Hungarian whistleblower website police started an investigation against its editor-in-chief. Reason: “keeping the confidentiality of informants is perjury, or even aiding or...

18 September 2011

Hong Kong: Electoral Office bans online sharing of candidate information

The nomination of district council election candidacy in Hong Kong has begun on September 15, 2011. However, the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) claimed that all social media activities, including...

Syrian Government Blocks WordPress

Syrian Twitter users are reporting that the popular blogging platform WordPress is blocked on ISPs in the country. This move comes amidst a wave of anti-regime protests that's taking the...

16 September 2011

The Netizen Report: Inaugural Edition

This is the first post in a new series on GVA called "The Netizen Report:" A regular overview of recent global developments related to the power dynamics between citizens, companies...

9 September 2011

Cameras Everywhere: Current Challenges and Opportunities at the Intersection of Human Rights, Video and Technology

I’m pleased to announce the launch of our new report: “Cameras Everywhere: Current Challenges and Opportunities at the Intersection of Human Rights, Video and Technology.” You can read and download...

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