· May, 2015

Stories about Access from May, 2015

28 May 2015

Netizen Report: Rights at Risk Under Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

The TPP battle continues, China’s “Weibo Inquisition” stumbles on a robot mix-up, and a pro-Kremlin think tank launches a “demon” social media monitoring system.

Did Russia Just Effectively Outlaw Internet Anonymizers?

A Russian court has ruled to block a webpage for being "an anonymizer," raising concerns that tools like Tor and other anonymizing proxy services might soon be banned wholesale.

19 May 2015

The Media is the Message: E-Diplomacy in Egypt

Egyptian authorities today must figure out how to communicate effectively in the wake of four years of constant regime change.

18 May 2015

Digital Citizen 2.9

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

15 May 2015

Under a Shaky Ceasefire, Yemenis Struggle to Stay Connected to the World

Frequent electricity cuts, bombings and a dire humanitarian situation could exacerbate and completely isolate Yemen should internet and telecommunications services be cut.

1 May 2015

Despite Low Internet Use, Burundi Blocks Viber and WhatsApp

Fewer than 2 percent of Burundi’s 10.2 million residents use the Internet. Nevertheless, the government blocked Viber and WhatsApp this week, amid protests.