Stories from July, 2014
Digital rights buffs share ideas on how to mitigate online trolling -- without compromising free expression. This is the first of our partnership posts with Pakistani NGO Bolo Bhi.
Findings from the Citizen Lab’s network measurement tests show that blocking in the days following Thailand's coup was “highly dynamic.”
Learn about Gulf Center for Human Rights efforts to raise awareness about online activists facing harassment and legal challenges in Saudi Arabia.
More and more governments in Southeast Asia are becoming aggressive in their efforts to block Facebook, especially during crisis moments. Netizens should respond by remaining vigilant.
A Facebook page featuring multiple posts in Hebrew calling for violence against Palestinians and Arabs has been active for three weeks.
Last week, Facebook disappears in Myanmar (briefly), UK surveillance programs got gutsier than ever, and the UN voted to protect fundamental rights -- online and off.
In this edition of Digital Citizen, a review of human rights and technology news in the Arab World, we look at how conflict across the region is affecting online speech.
Abu Al-Khair was charged with “insulting general order” and “inflaming public opinion”.
The website of Jordanian media advocacy platform 7iber was blocked for the second time last week. 7iber Editor Lina Ejeilat explains the group's opposition to the law behind the block.
To help people keep track of what’s what in Russian cyberspace, we've compiled a list of the most important laws to hit the RuNet in the past two years.
Bahraini satirist micro-blogger Takrooz is being held on accusations of "inciting hatred against the regime" on Twitter.
In the eyes of parliamentarian Yelena Mizulina, the Russian Internet is a pretty scary place. Learn about the Cyber Nanny's latest filtering initiative with this handy breakdown from RuNet Echo.
‘The Tajik Government Has Made an Honest Mistake': Scholars in Washington DC Discuss Alexander Sodiqov's Detention (+Audio)
On June 27 scholars gathered at different universities as part of an international discussion on the wrongful arrest and detention of Global Voices community member Alexander Sodiqov in Tajikistan.
Protesters staged a sit-in in the city's business district following a rally of half a million people demanding democratic elections free of China's influence.
Researchers and activists are moving and shaking in Jordan, Thailand, and Canada - and the Free Software Foundation launches a new series of email security guides in seven languages.