Featured stories from April 2014
This week we look the blogger crackdown in Ethiopia, #LeyTelecom protests in Mexico, and Russian tech companies' smug response to new regulations on blogs.
On a panel with Jacob Appelbaum, Sérgio Amadeu and other leaders in the field of digital security and privacy, Assange envisioned a citizen-led "redistribution of power."
Reporting from Sao Paulo, Sarah Myers writes that for members of civil society, "the outcome was less a step forward for online rights than many had hoped."
Stories from April, 2014
30 April 2014
Alongside literature websites and online games, tech giant Sina is a major target of the CCP's latest anti-porn campaign.
For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.
28 April 2014
26 April 2014
Allies report that the six young writers, all members of the Zone Nine blogging collective, are being held at Maekelawi detention center in Addis Ababa.
25 April 2014
Two reporters in Thailand are facing a defamation suit filed by the Royal Thai Navy after they quoted a Pulitzer-winning Reuters story about official involvement in trafficking Rohingya refugees.
Government opposition groups say authorities are posting their personal information and contact details -- and even issuing death threats -- on social media.
24 April 2014
This week, Brazil kicks off the Internet world cup, activists in Algeria condemn online harassment, and Sina Weibo says censorship is bad for business.
An all-star panel including Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, musician and former Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil, and Web We Want campaign lead Renata Avila discusses human rights and the Internet.