Featured stories from September 2013
The UN Human Rights Council members go to bat for online privacy, China continues its rumor monger crackdown, and Grenada outlaws “annoying” emails.
This week's report covers arrests in Morocco and China, proposed social media regulations in Ecuador, and Iran's 'fling' with Facebook.
As the world watches Syria, a new online project is documenting non-violent activism, artistic works and citizen reporting in response to the nation's civil war.
Stories from September, 2013
Ali Anouzla was arrested last week after his news site featured an article about a video allegedly posted online by Al-Qaeda. Some believe the article gave authorities a convenient excuse to arrest the journalist.
A newly launched website to support Pakistan's LGBT youth has been banned by the authorities. Was Queer Pakistan a victim of its own successful publicity?
Surveillance has always been present for Native Americans and minorities in the US, says Alexie. The NSA's spying program is only exposing the majority of the country to what others have long experienced.
Sonya Yan Song is a researcher and computer programmer working on current trends in online news censorship China. In a recent study, she has sought to quantify deletion rates for online news articles.
On Tuesday, September 24, The Public Voice coalition will hold a privacy and consumer protection meeting, in an effort to build a bridge between policymakers, your privacy, and you. Anyone can join the meeting online.
Leila Nachawati talks with Advox about Syria Untold, a new project that is bringing together artists, activists, and journalists engaged in creative, non-violent resistance to the Assad regime.
New amendments to the law all but endorse warrantless arrests and detentions of suspected offenders -- anyone who publishes "fake, obscene or defaming information in electronic form."
The US government has a disproportionately large influence on global Internet policy. What if these policies don't work for the rest of the world?
Digital Citizen is a monthly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. This is our second edition.
Human rights lawyers and even Communist party scholars are questioning the legal legitimacy of China's campaign against online "rumors".
New leaks show that the NSA has gone to extraordinary lengths to secretly undermine secure communications infrastructure online. EFF security experts explain what this means for users and what you can do to keep your online communications private.
In a US court, Zambia's Deputy Commerce Minister has won a lawsuit against Zambian gossip site Kachepa360. Critics fear that citizen media sites reporting on government activities may soon face similar challenges.
Two weeks ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping ordered the Communist Party's propaganda machine to build "a strong Internet army" to "seize the ground of new media". Over 450 bloggers and online writers have been arrested since.
Hacker groups attacked major websites in China, Palestine and the US last week. Meanwhile, Facebook released its first transparency report and announced new "proposed updates" to its data use policy.
Global Voices Advocacy and bloggers around the world are calling for the release of Mohammed Hassan (Safybh), a young Bahraini blogger and human rights advocate who has been held in detention in Bahrain since July.
It is now easier than ever to capture video of public events and build a large archive quickly. But these files easily can be lost or damaged. WITNESS' new guide to archiving human rights video for activists is here to help.