Stories about Activism from April, 2014
Six Members of Blogging Collective Arrested in Ethiopia
Allies report that the six young writers, all members of the Zone Nine blogging collective, are being held at Maekelawi detention center in Addis Ababa.
Algeria's Opposition Report Threats, Intimidation Following President's Reelection
Government opposition groups say authorities are posting their personal information and contact details -- and even issuing death threats -- on social media.
GV Face: Live from the Internet World Cup
Do we have a new roadmap for global internet governance? This week's hangout is from the Net Mundial conference in São Paulo, Brazil.
#NETmundial2014: Activists Scrutinize Brazil's New “Bill of Rights” for the Internet
Brazil's landmark rights-protective Internet bill has now become law -- yet some activists feel that human rights protections have become diluted in the current text.
Mexico City: Citizens Take to Streets Against #LeyTelecom
In Mexico, demonstrators came out in favor of a public Internet that upholds net neutrality and freedom of expression.
Tunisian Blog Launches Whistleblowing Platform
Tunisian award-winning collective blog Nawaat has launched its own whistle-blowing platform: Nawaat Leaks.
Myanmar Media Workers Protest Persecution With “Blackout”
Myanmar newspapers blacked-out their front pages to protest the jailing of journalists. Last week, journalist Zaw Pe was sentenced to one year in prison for "disrupting the work of a government official."
Cambodia’s Cyber Bill Undermines Internet Freedom From Every Angle
Cambodian netizens and human rights groups are speaking out against the government’s anti-cybercrime bill, which could lead to harsh penalties for online criticism, stricter Internet regulation, and social media censorship.
In Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Internet Blackouts Are Systematic
As the militarization of the North Sinai has left residents increasingly disconnected from Internet and mobile services, some citizens are working together to sue mobile service providers and demand a guarantee of service.