Stories from August, 2015
Wikipedia is trying something new in the fight against Russian censorship, and it might actually work.
"It is highly unlikely that this move is intended to achieve anything other than the shutting down of criticism."
"We did not want to publish links to these emails if they included malicious attachments. This would be bad journalistic practice and it could put our readers at risk."
Censorship spikes in Turkey and Tunisia, net neutrality takes a hit in Mexico, and Germany puts food porn under copyright lock-and-key.
With over 100,000 subscribers, Filtershekanha serves as a compelling case study in how Iranians evade internet censorship.
Russian censors have blocked another YouTube video, although it did not violate any Russian laws. Instead, an offending user comment under the video caused Roscomnadzor to ban the page wholesale.
Despite the PM's reassurance that "people can talk or write whatever they like," authorities have been cracking down on speech.
The Zone9ers' trial has been postponed 33 times, for reasons ranging from the banal to the bizarre. They may finally learn their fate this Wednesday, at their next court date.
To what extent, should conspiracy theories enjoy free speech protections? Three members of the Global Voices community share their thoughts.