Global Voices · March, 2014

Latest posts by Global Voices from March, 2014

“Click Rights” Campaign for Digital Rights in Middle East and North Africa

The IGMENA campaign “Click Rights” aims to bring more awareness of digital rights to citizens, so they in turn can pressure governments and the private sector to uphold them.

Brazilian Congress Approves Pioneer Bill of Rights for Internet Users

Brazil's Chamber of Deputies passed the Marco Civil da Internet, the now-famous "Bill of Rights" for the Internet, on the evening of March 25. Advocates worldwide are celebrating.

1000 Days in Jail for Ethiopian Journalist Reeyot Alemu

On March 16, 2014, jailed Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu spent her 1000th day in prison. Twitter users lent their support using the hashtag #ReeyotAlemu.

Russia Blocks Four Opposition Media Portals

"I don't even know if anyone is reading this anymore." - Putative opposition leader Alexey Navalny on his blog which was blocked today by order of Russia's Attorney General.

Facebook Status Criticizing Crimea Occupation Gets Journalist Fired

Alexander Erenko re-posted a critical comment calling on Putin to "occupy" Russia's Vologodsk Region, where public infrastructure is in disrepair and many are without access to healthcare.

#KholoBC Viral Music Video Fights Pakistan's YouTube Ban

#KholoBC, a rap video denouncing Internet censorship in Pakistan, has gone viral on Pakistani social media.

Ukrainian Journalists Take Regime's Corruption Public With YanukovychLeaks

A team of Kyiv-based journalists discovered a plethora of damaged legal, financial and other documents on former President Yanukovych's property, salvaged them and are releasing them on a new website.

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