Latest posts by Global Voices from October, 2014
Myanmar Reporter Detained by the Military, then Killed
More than a thousand people gathered in Myanmar's capital to call for an investigation into the death of a journalist who supporters allege was tortured and killed by the army.
Russia Step Ups Censorship of ISIS Social Media Content
The move to forbid ISIS’s media content joins a trend of growing Internet surveillance and censorship in Russia, but the feasibility of weakening ISIS by targeting social media is questionable.
Brazilian Bloggers Claim Presidential Candidate is Censoring His Critics on YouTube
Users with similar names and similarly scant Internet histories have made intellectual rights claims against two YouTube videos that cast a negative light on presidential candidate Aécio Neves.
Building an Internet Fast Lane in Russia Could Be a Great Way to Stifle Independent Media
In Russia, where the online space for independent media is fast shrinking, the prospect of ending net neutrality and filtering Internet content poses significant dangers.
As The Kremlin's Media Crackdown Continues, Blogs Might Be The Final Casualty
With independent online media closing down or moving abroad, Russian bloggers may face even greater pressure from the Kremlin.
Colombia's “Citizen Porfolio” Program Could Infringe Privacy Rights (And More)
The "Citizen Portfolio" policy would store citizen data -- ranging from passport numbers to health information -- all in one place.
Remembering Mahsa Shekarloo, Iran's Internet Pioneer and Women’s Rights Activist
Mahsa Shekarloo, Iranian women’s rights activist and founder of the online feminist journal Bad Jens, died Friday September 5, 2014, surrounded by family. We celebrate her life in this post.
Facebook Weighs In on the Ukraine-Russia Takedown Dispute
RuNet Echo talks with Facebook about content takedowns, community standards, and the social media war in Ukraine, where users on all sides resort to desperate measures.
“We Don't Need No Governance”: Why the Internet Governance Forum Misses the Point
Activists worldwide have criticized the UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum for shying away from pressing issues like censorship and digital surveillance. This year, they held took matters into their own hands.
Bahrain's Prominent Human Rights Activist Arrested for Criticizing Police Defectors Who Joined ISIS
Bahrain's most prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab is back in jail for his tweets, for the third time.