· December, 2010

Stories about Advocacy from December, 2010

23 December 2010

Mozambique: Controversial SIM card registration

Shortly after the September protests in Maputo that were convened by SMS, the Mozambican government issued a Ministerial decree law forcing mobile pre-paid phone users on the country's two networks...

16 December 2010

Human Rights Organizations Worldwide Decry Attacks on Freedom of Expression

It has been almost two weeks since cablegate.wikileaks.org, the website hosting leaked US diplomatic cables, was taken down, and the right of Wikileaks to publish truthful information was immediately besieged....

12 December 2010

ICANN TLD censorship mechanisms hidden in procedural details of Applicant Guidebook

In increasingly oversizied legal & policy documents,  it can take some digging to find the real issues presented within. The proposed Final Version of ICANN's gTLD Applicant Guidebook is no...

Venezuela: A law to regulate the Internet raises controversy

Venezuelan government is promoting a law reform to regulate the access and usage of the Internet within the country, and also the implementation of a national Network Access Point.

9 December 2010

Net Neutrality, Spain and Wikileaks

Previously, we’ve touched on the the topic of net neutrality , especially neutrality in Spain. Since last September, when Telefonica proposed to Spain’s Telecommunications Market Comission, to eliminate their flat...

5 December 2010

Actions to silence Cablegate and Wikileaks, threats against Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is in danger and his project Wikileaks is under attack. A week after the release of the largest number of classified information, the CableGate, prominent politicians...

2 December 2010

CommunicationisYourRight.org – advocating for stronger global communication and support of Article 19

Communication is Your Right! is a platform for media makers, human rights advocates, and citizens around the globe to speak their truths. What is the state of communications in your...

1 December 2010

YouTube adds HTTPS; Syrians, Tunisians gain access, but…!

HTTPS has been in the news quite a bit lately; first, because of Firesheep, a program that allows users on open WiFi networks to sniff cookies and effectively hijack users’...