September, 2013

Stories from September, 2013

16 September 2013

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.

12 September 2013

Netizen Report: ‘Syria Untold’ Brings Color to a Black-and-White Debate

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.

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".

10 September 2013

How the NSA is Tampering with Encrypted Communications (and how to fight back)

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...

9 September 2013

Minister Wins Damages Against Zambian Gossip Website

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...

5 September 2013

Hundreds Arrested for Spreading ‘Rumors’ on China's Ideological Battlefield

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...

4 September 2013

Netizen Report: World Cyberattack Week?

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.

3 September 2013

Press Release: Internet Activists Demand Release of Bahraini Blogger Mohammed Hassan

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...

1 September 2013

Safeguard Your Videos with a New Guide from WITNESS

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...

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