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Advox is a project of Global Voices Online. We seek to build a global anti-censorship network of bloggers and online activists throughout the world that is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online.
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20 February 2020

Two Iranian rights activists revisit the November 2019 internet shutdown

“Hundreds of protestors were killed in a matter of three days and most of the world was not aware of what happened.’’

18 February 2020

For Rohingya refugees, ID systems have brought coercion, violence and denial of ethnic identity

"They told us they would withhold rations and that we couldn’t stay in the camps. So we had no choice."

17 February 2020

Pakistan's draconian rules on social media take activists by surprise

The new rules require social media companies to hand over user information and remove content deemed unlawful when requested by the authorities.

14 February 2020

In Lebanon, journalists and activists who cover protests face threats

Media professionals have raised their voices against the use of excessive force against them while they are trying to cover the mass protests.

10 February 2020

Jordan's online censorship decisions: non-transparent and —at times— arbitrary

The Jordanian government should take steps to ensure that its citizens’ right to online freedom of expression and information are protected.

7 February 2020

US tech companies should push to remove sanctions on Sudan

With a nearly 12 million-strong community of young internet users and innovators, Sudan presents a ready and dynamic market for U.S. tech companies—but first economic sanctions must be lifted.

27 January 2020

This Nigerian human rights lawyer wins second order of restraint against government

Lawyer Gloria Ballason has experienced ongoing intimidation and harassment by Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, amid a growing crackdown on freedom of expression and dissent in Nigeria. 

22 January 2020

Is Russia getting its model for digital authoritarianism from China?

On the surface, China and Russia share much when it comes to digital governance. But their crackdowns on cyberspace also have important differences, says professor Maria Repnikova

How ‘fake news’ and disinformation were spread in the run-up to Taiwan's presidential elections

Puma Shen, director of DoubleThink Labs, shares his observations on the ways in which fake news and disinformation were disseminated prior to Taiwan's January 11, 2020 presidential elections.

17 January 2020

New privacy law in Mozambique threatens freedom of expression, activists say

New legislation criminalizes all types of invasion of privacy via mobile phones, and the publication of images or videos of third parties without their consent.

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