Featured stories from July 2013
In the US this week, Bradley Manning was convicted of twenty charges filed against him by the US government. In the MENA region, bloggers face new threats from government.
This week's report begins in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, where the government has responded to ongoing religious tensions by throttling Internet access.
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. We begin this edition in the EU, where last week France trashed its controversial 'Hadopi' anti-piracy law and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for greater protections for user data...
Stories from July, 2013
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The controversial new law, among other things, imposes limits on corruption investigations and jeopardizes the dissemination of information of public interest.
19 July 2013
After Wilson Pondamali was arrested and his home searched by police, users reported that independent news site the Zambian Watchdog was inaccessible within Zambia.
17 July 2013
Digital Citizen is a monthly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. This is our first edition.
Human rights defenders in Russia are divided over Edward Snowden and the Kremlin's treatment of the former NSA subcontractor who remains in jurisdictional limbo at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.
15 July 2013
Last Friday, Latin American government leaders issued a strong statement against the mass surveillance of their citizens by the US government at an emergency meeting of MERCOSUR. Activists, academics and...
12 July 2013
In April, Nigerian news site Premium Times revealed government plans to purchase equipment that would allow it to conduct online surveillance on an unprecedented scale. The government reportedly had contracted...
11 July 2013
Zambian journalist Thomas Zgambo was arrested and charged with sedition on Tuesday. Another journalist, Clayson Hamasaka, was arrested but released without charges. Advocates suspect that both events were triggered by...
Government efforts to stifle unrest in Turkey in recent weeks has stretched beyond episodes of physical violence and police brutality into the digital world, where information control and media intimidation...