4 February 2015

Stories from 4 February 2015

Netizen Report: Asian Governments Embrace Surveillance in the Name of Security

While Thailand and Singapore press for broader surveillance powers, Ecuadorian social media users take heat from their president and Macedonia says no to drones.

Stop the Music: Spotify Cancels Launch in Russia

Spotify is leaving Russia in response to the economic crisis, the political situation, and the draconian Internet laws.

Who Do We Lose with Internet Censorship and Control?

"Through Internet censorship and control we lose an ability to be our own secret human – the one we are when nobody is around."

The Macedonian Government Clamps Down on Filming Protests With Drones

Drone-made videos and photos were instrumental in demonstrating the size of a recent massive student protest, which has been called the largest student protest in Macedonia since independence.

The Collapse of Media Freedom in Bulgaria

The state of media freedom has progressively worsened in Bulgaria in recent years. In 2014 the country plunged 13 places on the Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index.

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