Stories from December, 2013
Four activists, among them internationally acclaimed non-violent activist Razan Zaitouneh, were kidnapped by unidentified masked gunmen, sparking a call for their immediate release.
This week, we look at dwindling speech protections in Singapore, hackerdom in Moscow, and the very expensive (but secure) Merkelphone.
Nigerian lawmakers are considering multiple bills of law that aim to target online fraud and financial crime, but could undercut key civil liberties along the way.
Digital Citizen brings you the latest human rights and technology news from the Arab World. This month we look at media worker abuses in Syria and the ill effects of...
A new "anti-protest" bill in Spain could prohibit calling for protests via the Internet, circulating riot images during demonstrations, and "violence against street furniture."
An unusually diverse range of groups are making urgent last-minute appeals against Japan's State Secrecy Protection Bill. Meanwhile, a ruling party leader compared protesters to "terrorists".
What is Internet governance? A new video from Fundacion Karisma offers a short, illustrated tutorial on one of the murkiest topics plaguing digital rights activists today.
In this week's report: Vietnam introduces new fines for political speech on social networks, Pakistan ups its censorship game, and Facebook discovers Kosovo is a country.
Le Quoc Quan was arrested in December 2012 on trumped-up charges of tax evasion -- but experts suspect that the "real purpose" of his detention and prosecution was to silence...