Ellery Roberts Biddle

I am the advocacy director at Global Voices and a long-time member of the Global Voices community. My job is to support our community’s efforts to report and advocate on internet censorship and surveillance around the world. I am originally from Philadelphia, US and have lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Havana, Cuba. Follow me on Twitter.

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Latest posts by Ellery Roberts Biddle

15 January 2019

Venezuela's crisis of political legitimacy has rocked Wikipedia — and might have led to its blocking

Venezuelan Wikipedians are at war over a question rattling the country: Who has legitimate claim to the presidency?

11 January 2019

Taxed, throttled or thrown in jail: Africa’s new internet paradigm

Across the continent, the legal and economic costs of speaking up are rising.

31 December 2018

Censored in 2018: Protest videos, court verdicts, real news — and Peppa Pig

From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.

27 November 2018

How will Google plug into China’s all-encompassing internet censorship regime?

How far is Google willing to go to get the Chinese government's blessing?

14 August 2018

Facebook bans 196 pages in Brazil, attempting to rein in abuse and disinformation

Free Brazil Movement is accusing the platform of censoring right-wing groups.

19 July 2018

Access denied: How Uganda’s social media tax is turning news and information into luxury goods

For Uganda’s poorest residents, the new tax raises internet connection costs by 10%.

11 July 2018

What's happened to digital rights over the past seven years? 300 editions of the Netizen Report will tell you

This week, we're looking back at seven years of covering global digital rights news in celebration of our 300th edition!

8 June 2018

Jogging through Tiananmen Square: What happens when Facebook meets China's censorship regime?

"The floor you stepped on has been covered by blood from students who fought for democracy. But, enjoy your running in China, Mark."

10 May 2018

Billions served? Human rights in the Facebook era

Tracking hate speech, harassment, and political censorship on the world’s largest social network

1 May 2018

In Mexico, an indigenous community telco will continue to operate — for now

"For us, the fact that we had to pay a million pesos meant that we would stop operating."