January, 2013

Stories from January, 2013

21 January 2013

GVA 2013: Activating Our Global Network

In our effort to amplify the voices and stories of people around the world that are less commonly heard in mainstream media, Global Voices has become a robust network of...

19 January 2013

South Korea: Stricter Online Games Regulations Face Discontent

The South Korean government in on the offensive against online games addiction. But the policy is increasingly controversial among South Korean youth, says our author Jae Yeon Kim.

South Korea: How to Regain Ownership of the Internet

On January 11, 2012, Network Neutrality Forum, an alliance of South Korean Internet freedom-concerned civic organizations, hosted a public workshop to discuss ways to increase civic participation in global Internet...

12 January 2013

Nigeria: Tweep Detained For Taking Photographs

The Nigerian blogosphere was thrown into panic due to the arrest of Eggheader Odewole (@eggheader) for taking photographs of a windmill under construction in Kastina, Northern Nigeria.

11 January 2013

Kuwaiti Twitter User Jailed for Two Years for Insulting Emir

Kuwait slapped a two year prison sentence to yet another Twitter user for using the microblogging site to insult its ruler. Netizens react.

10 January 2013

#DELETECONTROL/: Campaign Against Digital Repression

The Humanist Institute for Cooperation, Hivos, in partnership with Global Voices Advocacy, Witness, Mideast Youth and Tactical Technology Collective, are launching #DELETECONTROL/, a campaign to help threatened netizens fight against...

9 January 2013

South Korea: Public Interest in Internet Governance Issues Rekindled

On January 3, 2013, Creative Commons Korea co-organized a public event on Internet governance entitled “Global Great Power Rivalries on the Internet”. The meeting was especially focused on the outcome...

China: Google's Quiet Withdrawal of Censorship Warning Raises Questions

Google has quietly removed a feature that used to inform users from mainland China of censored keywords. Is this---as some speculate---a move by Google to please Beijing in an attempt...

Venezuela: Home of Twitter User Raided

The home of Twitter user Federico Medina Ravell, who's allegedly behind the account @LucioQuincioC, was raided on Sunday, January 6, by Venezuelan intelligence officers. The micro-blogger is suspected of spreading...

7 January 2013

China: Sina Weibo Manager Discloses Internal Censorship Practices

One Sina Weibo manager , frustrated by the pressure from the Propaganda Department imposed upon him and his colleagues, forcing them to censor a controversial editorial, writes an inside story...

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