· May, 2011

Stories about Advocacy from May, 2011

26 May 2011

Mobile Tactics for Participants in Peaceful Assemblies

If you are participating in a peaceful assembly as a journalists, rights defender, or activists, your mobile phone is an invaluable asset. It allows you to communicate with allies, to...

25 May 2011

G8 taking over the Internet

For the first time and on the occasion of the Summit of Heads of State and Government or as known for Group of Eight (G8) (a “ritual” created by France...

17 May 2011

India's Information Technology Rules 2011 Has Many Fuming

Is India following China's lead when it comes to user generated content online? Many will answer yes, following newly released Information Technology Rules 2011. The Economic Times reports that the...

5 May 2011

Azerbaijan: Youth Activist Sentenced

Jabbar Savalan, a 20-year-old opposition youth activist, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison on drug possession charges. However, others maintain that Javalan was detained because...

Did Syria replace Facebook's security certificate with a forged one?

Ana Souri [I'm Syrian in Arabic] tumblr user is claiming that Syrian Telecom Ministry has replaced Facebook's security certificate with a forged one that makes it easy to spy on...

4 May 2011

In Bahrain, World Press Non-Freedom Day

Today is World Press Freedom Day, a day that is being commiserated more than celebrated in many nations, including Bahrain, where journalists and bloggers are currently under siege by government.