October, 2013

Stories from October, 2013

30 October 2013

Why Didn’t Arab ‘Civil Society’ Discuss Human Rights at IGF?

At IGF 2013, only one session was devoted to Internet policy issues in the Arab World. How is it that panelists at this session barely breathed a word about human...

Netizen Report: Surveillance Looms Large at IGF Bali

This week, we report on Japan's anti-leaking bill, new IP measures in Italy and NSA surveillance fallout in Germany, France, and Indonesia.

28 October 2013

Argentina and the New Surveillance Tech: Watching Your Every Move

Be careful where you look, what you touch, and how you walk -- the government may be watching. Ramiro Alvarez Ugarte explains how Argentina's biometric data collection system infringes on...

26 October 2013

Hong Kong Activists Organize, Prepare for Online Attacks

As they ramp up campaigns for election reform and other key changes in 2014, civil society activists and tech community members are developing a strategy for shielding their efforts from...

24 October 2013

GV Face: Advox at #IGF2013

Live from Bali, Indonesia, watch Advoxers Hisham Almiraat, Ellery Biddle, Sana Saleem, Nighat Dad, and other friends of GV talk about what's at stake for user rights at this year's...

22 October 2013

Rouhani’s Tweets Leave Users Wondering: Does Real Change Lie Ahead?

Iran's new president has become a regular Twitter user, despite the fact that the site, along with Facebook and countless other sites, remain blocked inside the country. Could this be...

16 October 2013

Ethiopian Journalists Challenge Anti-Terrorism Law

Two independent online journalists have filed a complaint against Ethiopia at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. They are challenging the country’s abuse of its anti-terrorism law to...

Netizen Report: Russian State Search Engine a Surefire Flop?

In this week's report, officials in Russia pooh-pooh state search engine Sputnik.ru, Azerbaijan reveals the presidential elections results before voting begins, and a new UK crime unit goes after torrent...

15 October 2013

Brazil: the New Internet Freedom Champion?

Dilma Rousseff's UN speech was met with praise from digital rights advocates around the world. Human rights lawyer Eduardo Bertoni argues that this is a positive development, but actions speak...

Internet and Statecraft: Brazil and the Future of Internet Governance

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pledged to make Brazil an international pioneer for human rights online. Policy expert Carolina Rossini weighs in on what this could mean for the future...