April, 2014

Stories from April, 2014

30 April 2014

China: Anti-Pornography Campaign Targets Tech Giant

Alongside literature websites and online games, tech giant Sina is a major target of the CCP's latest anti-porn campaign.

The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

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

Zambia: New Risks for Journalists At National Broadcaster

Media workers in Zambia will soon face even greater constraints from both employers and state regulators.

26 April 2014

Six Members of Blogging Collective Arrested in Ethiopia

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

Journalists Face Trial in Thailand for Quoting Reuters’ Report on Human Trafficking

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.

Algeria's Opposition Report Threats, Intimidation Following President's Reelection

Government opposition groups say authorities are posting their personal information and contact details -- and even issuing death threats -- on social media.

GV Face: Live from the Internet World Cup

Do we have a new roadmap for global internet governance? This week's hangout is from the Net Mundial conference in São Paulo, Brazil.

24 April 2014

Netizen Report: Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Ordinance May Endanger Online Speech

This week, Brazil kicks off the Internet world cup, activists in Algeria condemn online harassment, and Sina Weibo says censorship is bad for business.

#NETmundial2014: Does the Web Need a Magna Carta?

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.

Can the NETmundial Grow Teeth?

The NETmundial is a one-off event, with no legal framework to hold anyone accountable to its outcomes -- so what exactly are we all doing here?

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