October, 2012

Stories from October, 2012

28 October 2012

Philippines: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested over Facebook Post

The arrest of a 62-year old anti-mining activist in the Philippines for a 'libelous' Facebook post spawned fears of a clampdown on dissenters through the recently enacted anti-cybercrime legislation.

27 October 2012

Hong Kong: Battle against 50 Cents at Wikipedia

Editor note: Below is a translation of the article: Battle at Wikipedia – Counterbalance Brainwashing and Slanders through Participation, originally published [zh] in inmediahk.net in Chinese. The article is about...

25 October 2012

Netizen Report: Malawi & Zambia Regulation Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins in Malawi and Zambia, both of whose governments have begun to restrict Internet freedom. From there, we move to China and Hong Kong, where Tencent's...

23 October 2012

Syria: Cartoonist Detained For Criticizing Assad

Syrian cartoonists who dare to critique Bashar Al-Assad are paying a heavy price. Akram Rslan is the latest victim in a long list of oppressed voices and dissident artists.

22 October 2012

Global Voices Seeks Advocacy Editor

Global Voices seeks an Advocacy Editor to manage its online freedom of expression content. Global Voices Advocacy seeks to build a global anti-censorship network of citizen media and online activists throughout the...

The Public Voice: Privacy Rights are a Global Challenge

October 22, 2012 is an important day for global civil society defending privacy and free speech. The Public Voice coalition will be hosting a global conference in Punta del Este,...

21 October 2012

France: Photos and Impressions from the World Forum for Democracy 2012 in Strasbourg

The first World Forum for Democracy took place in Strasbourg, France, from October 5 - 11, 2012. The co-editor of Global Voices in French was in attendance and reported on...

19 October 2012

Netizen Report: Subpoena Edition

This week, we begin in California, where Chevron is facing criticism after subpoenaing information from the email accounts of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft users in an $18 billion lawsuit against...

18 October 2012

An Open Letter On Global Voices Advocacy

An Open Letter from Hisham Almiraat, the new Director of Global Voices Advocacy.

17 October 2012

Four tweeps arrested in Bahrain

According to the Ministry of Interior of Bahrain, “four arrested for misuse of social media.” However, the charges mentioned in the report seem to be very vague – “defaming public figures on...

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