· November, 2011

Stories about Advocacy from November, 2011

29 November 2011

Stop Online Piracy Act: The Fight Continues

A recent hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), companies and organizations that oppose the bill were branded as “pro-pirates.” But civic activists...

24 November 2011

Netizen Report: Bullets and Pepper Spray Edition

Today is the International Day to End Impunity, honoring those who have been killed for exercising their right to free speech. Now that everybody can commit journalism on the Internet,...

22 November 2011

Northern Exposure: Unmasking Online Spying in Canada

The Canadian national anthem proudly honors “The True North strong and free!” Yet Canadians face an imminent round of frightening online spy proposals that threaten long held civil liberties and...

15 November 2011

US and European firms help Syrian regime spy on citizens

To track and surveil citizens online, repressive regimes in the Middle East and North Africa have relied on Western technology for years. US company BlueCoat has been accused for months...

8 November 2011

Brazil: Cybercrime Law Could Restrict Fundamental Rights, Internet Openness

Pending in Brazil’s House of Representatives is a proposed cybercrime law that could criminalize many ordinary online activities and that would mark an abrupt shift in Brazil’s progressive digital policy...

7 November 2011

Netizen Report: Transparency Edition

This installment of the bi-monthly Netizen Report reviews latest developments in the power game between citizens, governments and companies. We begin with applause for Google's latest Transparency Report, then overview...

6 November 2011

Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference brings stakeholders to the Internet freedom table

The Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference, organized by Access Now and held in San Francisco late last month gathered bloggers, activists, mobile advocates, privacy advocates, corporations, technologists and many more...

5 November 2011

ICANN: Why the Registrar Accreditation Agreement Matters

Law enforcement demands to domain name registrars were a recurring theme of the 42nd ICANN public meeting, concluded last week in Dakar. This is an important debate because domain names...