July, 2012

Stories from July, 2012

30 July 2012

Zambia: Pupils Expelled For Facebook Activities

Twenty one pupils at a secondary school in rural western Zambia have been expelled over vile messages against their teachers on Facebook. Meanwhile, ruling party boss wants Zambian citizen news...

27 July 2012

Peru: Concerns Over Computer Crime Bill

Discussions have been held over the past year in the National Congress to draw up a computer crime bill. The bill has raised many questions, among them the fact that...

26 July 2012

Netizen Report: Security Edition

This week's Netizen Report focuses on the theme of cybersecurity. We begin in Washington DC, where lawmakers have made promising amendments to the proposed Cybersecurity Act of 2012. From there,...

25 July 2012

Global Voices seeks Advocacy Director

  Global Voices seeks an Advocacy Director to run its online freedom of expression initiatives. Global Voices Advocacy seeks to build a global anti-censorship network of citizen media and online activists...

24 July 2012

With Conviction of Eskinder Nega, Ethiopia Backslides Further

In this guest post from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the recent sentencing of Ethiopian blogger Eskinder Nega is viewed in the context of Ethiopia's participation in the war on terrorism.

“Don't Fear the Internet”: Testimonials on Domain Names and Freedom of Expression

Domain names in Chile have become a battlefield over the right to freedom of expression. In this new video from the campaign “Don’t Fear the Internet”, NGO 'Derechos Digitales' highlights...

22 July 2012

Mexico: Congress Resolves to Reject ACTA

On July 18, 2012, both the Senate and House of Representatives in Mexico passed resolutions calling for the country's new President, Enrique Peña Nieto, to nullify Mexico's signature on the...

20 July 2012

Costa Rica: Cybercrime Law Threatens Internet Freedom

Costa Rica just passed Law 9048, which includes reforms to the country’s Criminal Code to create new cybercrime offenses, including rules against illegal access and interception of communications. Journalists and...

19 July 2012

Transplanting mainland Chinese filter list to Hong Kong?

A local newspaper, AM730 [zh] found out that the Hong Kong government free wifi service is filtering away a number of politically sensitive websites. Even though most of the websites...

YouTube's New Face Blur Tool and What It Means for Activists Globally

This post was written by Sam Gregory, Program Director at WITNESS and originally appeared on the WITNESS  Video For Change blog, July 18, 2012. Yesterday, YouTube announced a new tool...

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