· October, 2011

Stories about Advocacy from October, 2011

Mexico Hosts Global Conference on Privacy and Free Speech

The Public Voice coalition will be hosting a global conference in Mexico City on October 31, 2011 and you are invited to take part in the conversation and interact with...

Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah Detained for 15 Days Pending Military Investigation

Egypt’s veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah (@alaa) was detained today (Sunday, Oct. 30) for 15 days pending investigation after refusing to be interrogated by a military investigator, insisting on his...

Brazil: 1º Encontro Mundial de Blogueiros (First World Bloggers’ Conference)

This week a blogger conference–dubbed the 1º Encontro Mundial de Blogueiros (or First World Bloggers’ Conference)–is taking place in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.  Sponsored by Brazilian companies Petrobras and Sanepar,...

Detained Bloggers and Journalists in Syria: The List Gets Longer

Since the street protest movement began in March 2011 in Syria, threats and physical attacks against journalists have increased. The list of detained bloggers and journalists gets longer and includes...

Libya: Foreign Hackers and Surveillance

In the wake of the fall of Tripoli, reporters, researchers, and former employees of the Libyan Telecom and Technology company have been uncovering and sharing details about how the Libyan...

Egyptian Blogger's Summons Adds Fuel to Campaign Against Military Trials

Alaa Abd El Fattah, a well-known Egyptian blogger and activist who was imprisoned in 2006 under the Mubarak regime, learned on Monday that he has been summoned by a military...

Syria: Prominent Blogger Disappears in Damascus

Syrian blogger Hussein Ghrer left his home in Damascus on Monday, October 24, and has not come back. He is a thirty-year-old married father of two. The most recent post...

Global Voices at the Silicon Valley Human Rights Summit

This week, San Francisco will play host to the Silicon Valley Human Rights Summit or RightsCon, a conference at which several members and friends of the Global Voices community will...

Tunisia: A chance to get things right?

At the Third Arab Bloggers Meeting in Tunis earlier this month, Moez Chakchouk, Chairman and CEO of the Tunisian Internet Agency, gave an amazing presentation in which he revealed that...

Netizen Report: Occupy the Net Edition

This week we begin with Occupy Wall Street and the global "Occupy" protest movement: how the movement has galvanized hacktivists and citizen journalists, and how it has brought the issue...

What it is and why it matters: Developing Internet Policy at the IGF 2011 in Nairobi

There are many reasons why the Internet Governance Forum that took place last week in Nairobi was completely impossible: A lack of interest from established players who have become weary...

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