October, 2013

Stories from October, 2013

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...

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...

Venezuela: Chavez Recording Hits the Web, Top-Level Domain is Blocked

On September 28 and 29, Venezuelan Twitter users reported that all .co domains and shortened urls were blocked on government-owned ISP, Cantv.

Zambia: Careful What You Say — the President is Listening

Ethnic group leaders in Zambia are finding government surveillance devices planted under their thrones and even in their bedrooms.

GV Face: Fighting for an Open Internet in Brazil

This week on GV Face, Global Voices' weekly video hangout series, we talk with Brazil author Raphael Tsavkko, Internet policy expert Carolina Rossini and Joana Varon, an author of Brazil's...

From Brazil to the World: the Marco Civil and Internet Governance

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivered a searing critique of US government surveillance programs at the UN this fall and presented Brazil as a leader in upholding human rights online. Will...

“Lesbianism” and “War Games”: Russian Internet Censorship Continues

Russian website Looo.ch was presumably blocked for hosting an art project: two multimedia "textbooks" titled "Homosexuality for Children" and "Lesbianism for Children," which are meant to be a "satire of...

Netizen Report: NSA Tries to Unmask Anonymous Users

In this week's report, surveillance abounds: new Guardian leaks reveal that the NSA is targeting users of the Tor online anonymity network, Zimbabwe introduces a new SIM card registration rule,...

Southeast Asia: Dictatorships Are Gone, But Censorship Hangs On

Both off and online, censorship is still enforced in several Southeast Asian countries through the use of draconian laws and strict media regulation.

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