· February, 2012

Stories about Advocacy from February, 2012

21 February 2012

Netizen Report: Combat Edition

Most of this report was researched, written, and edited by Weiping Li, Mera Szendro Bok, and Sarah Myers. The past two weeks have been highly tumultuous for Internet activists around...

19 February 2012

Syria: Razan Ghazzawi and Female Colleagues Freed

Syrian Blogger and Freedom of Speech advocate Razan Ghazzawi, who was arrested for the second time earlier this week, was released on Saturday along with her female colleagues. Her male...

16 February 2012

Syria: Razan Ghazzawi Arrested… Again

Syrian security forces have arrested blogger and free speech advocate Razan Ghazzawi along with her collegues at the Syrian Center for Freedom of Expression in Damascus. This is the second...

15 February 2012

Morocco: Student Jailed For Insulting King In Video

A 24 year-old Moroccan student, Abdelsamad Haydour, was sentenced to 3 years in jail for criticizing the king of Morocco in a video posted on YouTube. The news of the...

Global Voices Partners with Electronic Frontier Foundation on “Bloggers Under Fire”

In 2009, Global Voices launched Threatened Voices, an innovative project to track threats to bloggers and netizens worldwide.  At the time, Threatened Voices filled a void in coverage, during a...

8 February 2012

Morocco: Busted for Posting Caricatures of the King on Facebook

On February 7, 2012, Walid Bahomane appeared before a court in the Moroccan capital Rabat. The 18-year-old is accused of “defaming Morocco's sacred values” by posting pictures and videos on...

Netizen Report: Which Way Ahead?

In the past few weeks, we have witnessed how Internet companies - the sovereigns of cyberspace - struggle with the conflict between market demands for global expansion and the demands...

3 February 2012

Ethiopia: Freedom of Expression in Jeopardy

More than ten journalists have been imprisoned in Ethiopia since June 2011 and according to the Committee to Protect Journalists about 25% of exiled journalists in Africa are from Ethiopia,...

South Korea: National Security Law Muted North Korea Related Discussions

A South Korean Twitter user, Park Jeong-Geun has been arrested since January 11, 2012 for re-tweeting messages such as “Long Live General Kim Jong-Il” in Twitter. Under the curry National...

2 February 2012

We the terrorists…?

This is how the FBI can consider everyone liking his/her online privacy. Katitza Rodrigez was depicting very finely and accurately the current state of privacy fights right before International Privacy...