May, 2014

Stories from May, 2014

13 May 2014

Activists Push Back on Mauritania's Information Society Law

A newly proposed law on the Information Society in Mauritania would limit free expression and prohibit the use of encryption. Activists are speaking out against the legislation.

12 May 2014

#FreeSimpson: Campaign to Free Jailed Activists in Morocco

Eleven members of the pro-democracy February 20 Movement were detained in April after joining a labor protest. Using #FreeSimpson and #FreeKoulchi hashtags, supporters are calling for their release.

Join the #FreeZone9Bloggers Tweetathon on May 14

Join Global Voices bloggers for an Africa-wide tweetathon in support of the nine bloggers and journalists arrested in late April and currently being detained in Ethiopia.

Digital Citizen 1.6

Digital Citizen brings you the latest human rights and technology news from the Arab World. This edition looks at Internet blackouts in Syria and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, new cyber laws...

11 May 2014

Why Blogging is a Threat to the Ethiopian Government

"The threat embodied in Ethiopia’s bloggers, journalists and free thinkers is that they are introducing a radical new idea—the idea of a freer, more democratic country."

9 May 2014

Azerbaijan: N!DA Activists Face 6-8 Years in Prison

As one journalist put it, members of the leading online activist group were “found guilty of being bright, intelligent, brave and honest.”

8 May 2014

Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, 1000 Lashes

Yesterday, a Saudi court sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes for setting up a liberal website.

7 May 2014

Netizen Report: China Slaps Tech Giant Over Porn (and Politics)

“If you don’t have Internet order, how can you have Internet freedom?” This report looks at recent critiques of the open Internet debate from China, and a creative campaign for...

5 May 2014

Russian Internet on the Way to Pyongyang

Starting on August 1, 2014 all distributors of online content will be required to retain user data for a minimum of six months after its creation.

3 May 2014

4 Ways You Can Join the #FreeZone9Bloggers Campaign

Join the campaign to free nine bloggers and journalists detained in Ethiopia: Write a letter, sign a statement, or organize an event in your city!

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