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
26 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...
25 September 2013
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...
24 September 2013
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...
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...
20 September 2013
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.
18 September 2013
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."
16 September 2013
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?