September, 2013

Stories from September, 2013

26 September 2013

Moroccan Editor Arrested for Terrorist Video Coverage

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

Queer Pakistan is Blocked: Double-Edged Sword of Media Coverage?

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?

Worried About Surveillance? Welcome to the Indian World, Says Sherman Alexie

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

Interview: Researcher Sonya Yan Song on Censorship in China

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...

The Public Voice: Join a Global Conversation on Privacy

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

The End of Silence in Syria: Interview with Syria Untold

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

Bangladesh's ICT Act Stoops to New Lows

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

US Power and the Not-So-Democratic Global Internet

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 1.1 المواطن الرقمي

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.

11 September 2013

What's a Rumor? Judiciary Guidelines Face Scrutiny in China

Human rights lawyers and even Communist party scholars are questioning the legal legitimacy of China's campaign against online "rumors".

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