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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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19 March 2020

Refugees in Ethiopia's camps raise privacy and exclusion concerns over UNHCR’s new digital registration

Biometric registration enables refugees to secure a digital ID that gives them access to aid. Their use has raised serious concerns about privacy and exclusion among refugees in Ethiopia.

2 March 2020

Internet shutdowns in 2019: India continued to top list of worst offenders

In 2019, access to the internet was disrupted 121 times in India alone, says Access Now in a new report.

YouTuber in Mozambique kidnapped after denouncing a self-proclaimed prophet

In some of his YouTube videos, the user "Beleza em pessoa" criticized Mozambican prophets.

26 February 2020

Rising attacks against journalists for reporting about the conflict in north Mozambique

There has been an alarming increase in the number of threats made against journalists who are covering the armed attacks in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

Justice for Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera comes at a steep price

Tanzanian freelance journalist Erick Kabendera was released from prison but faces hefty fines on charges of money laundering and tax evasion.

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.

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