· April, 2012

Stories about Advocacy from April, 2012

Big Brother Awards Requite Privacy Invaders

The Big Brother Awards created by the organisation Privacy International in the United Kingdom to shame privacy invaders are now held in many countries across Europe and around the world....

Hong Kong: Artists Against Copyright Amendment Bill

The Hong Kong SAR government is about to table the 2011 Copyright (Amendment) Bill to the Legislative Council for 2nd reading on May 9, 2012. The bill is to criminalize...

Mapping the Best Resources for Digital Advocates

The engine room is a new organization that’s trying to improve coordination between advocates, technologists and support organizations. They want your input on a new Social Tech Census to map...

Netizen Report: Firewall Edition

On April 12, the Chinese Internet was cut off from the global Internet for about two hours, for reasons that remain unknown. Meanwhile, netizens around the world have been busy...

How Should We Govern the Internet? Livestream of Global INET Forum 2012

An important meeting on Internet governance issues is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from April 23-23, 2012. Participate remotely to follow discussions on privacy, net neutrality, IPv6, security, digital content...

Arab World: Technology in the Time of Revolution

The Arab uprisings have created a debate about the role played by social media and mobile technology in bringing change. Whatever conclusion you come to on that subject, activists certainly...

Netizen Report: Legislative Edition

Democratic nations face a challenge in finding the right balance between national security imperatives on the one hand and the need to protect citizens’ freedoms on the other. In this...

Pakistan: Unpacking an Anti-Censorship Campaign

When Pakistan's government called for proposals for a new URL filtering and blocking system earlier this year, local and global civil society coordinated their campaigns to focus on the strategies...

A bullet killed Ahmed Ismael, but not his videos

When people talk about legendary freedom fighters, I always recall citizen journalists. Those young men and women who post videos and updates online for the rest of the world are...

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