March, 2012

Stories from March, 2012

18 March 2012

Bahrain: Where is Ali Abdulemam?

As I daily check my facebook messages and notifications, I also check Ali Abdelemam’s profile. Everyday I wonder if there are any posts from him. Everyday I check his wall...

16 March 2012

China: Censoring the Red and Bo Xilai's Supporters

Since the news of the sacking former Chinese Community Party (CCP) leader of Chongqing Bo Xilai was released, Bo's supporters and supporting websites have become the target of censorship. In...

11 March 2012

UAE: Activist Arrested for his Tweets

With the birth of the Arab Spring, the United Arab Emirates’ authorities seem to be intimidated by any voice asking for reforms and change. The start was with the arbitrary...

9 March 2012

Internet Freedom in Southeast Asia

Cyber political pundits, bloggers and Facebook activists in Thailand often feel deeply frustrated and annoyed with their lack of liberty to write at will. Yet netizen's frustration with seemingly increasing...

Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China, 2011

Chinese Human Rights Defenders has released its annual report on the situation of human rights defenders in China (2011). Despite the harsh crackdown on the Internet, netizens and activists continue...

7 March 2012

How to Find and Protect Yourself Against the Pro-Syrian-Government Malware on Your Computer

A few weeks ago, we started seeing reports of a Trojan called Darkcomet RAT on computers belonging to Syrian activists which would capture webcam activity, disable the notification setting for...

Netizen Report: Community Edition

In this week’s Netizen Report we are excited to spotlight the ways in which the global netizen community is turning the Internet into a platform of participatory politics and preserving...

3 March 2012

Keep the Pressure On: Canadian Online Surveillance Bill on Pause, But the Fight Continues

Last Saturday, the Canadian government announced it would put proposed online surveillance legislation temporarily “on pause” following sustained public outrage generated by the bill. Since its introduction two weeks ago,...

2 March 2012

Mexico Adopts Alarming Surveillance Legislation

The Mexican legislature today adopted a surveillance legislation that will grant the police warrantless access to real time user location data. The bill was adopted almost unanimously with 315 votes...

China: Netizen detained for 3 days for reposting message to QQ group

A Poet, Zhou Nan, based in Wenzhou city, Zhejiang was arrested by re-posting a micro-blog message by Long Yihai in his QQ group. [QQ group is a popular online platform...