August, 2012

Stories from August, 2012

29 August 2012

Colombia: CELE Analyzes Constitutionality of Bill Lleras 2.0

The Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE, according to its Spanish acronym) requested to be considered as “friend of the court” in order to...

22 August 2012

Infographic: You Are Not Safe Online!

This infographic shows the various ways that your online information is at risk.

Netizen Report: Malaysian Edition

This week's Netizen Report starts in Malaysia, where activists staged a Web blackout to protest Section 114A, which overextends liability for content posted by users on a network. From there,...

Tips for Citizen Journalists Using YouTube's New Face Blur Tool

This guest post from WITNESS provides tips on using YouTube's new facial blurring tool.

“Don't Fear the Internet”: To Create is to Express Yourself

Creating, informing, and thinking differently have always been viewed with suspicion. In a new video, NGO Derechos Digitales encourages Internet users to "not fear the Internet" and to support an...

18 August 2012

“Don't Fear the Internet”: Copyright and Online Freedom of Expression

At this stage of the "Don’t fear the Internet" campaign we will focus on how some specific copyright laws and practices end up discouraging the use of the Internet for...

16 August 2012

Assange Asylum Granted After Threats from UK Authorities

This morning, Thursday 16 August, 2012, in a press conference streamed from the website of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Ricardo Patino declared that the country would grant...

Middle East and North Africa Netizen Report: First Edition

In this first edition of the Middle East and North Africa Netizen Report, we look at various threats facing netizens in the region, from the widespread use of a surveillance...

15 August 2012

Netizen Report: Search Edition

This report starts off in the Googleplex, looking at a series of challenges Google has faced over the management of its search results. From there, we turn to other Sovereigns...

12 August 2012

Hong Kong: Google Search Engine Sued for Defamation

Albert Yeung Sau-shing, the Chairman of Emperor Group in Hong Kong is suing Google Inc for defamation. He claimed that when searching his name, both in Chinese and English, in...