· June, 2012

Stories about Advocacy from June, 2012

27 June 2012

Netizen Report: Copyright Edition

This week's edition begins in Japan where disproportionate penalties for copyright violations reached new heights in with the passage of a new bill this month that will make downloading copyrighted...

Sudan: another blogger rearrested

According to recent reports, many Sudanese bloggers and activists have been arrested in the last few days. Today, I have followed one of the bloggers’ posts on Twitter. Maha Sanosi @MimzicalMimz was...

21 June 2012

Netizen Report: Transition Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins in Myanmar, where the government's new resolve for an open Internet is being tested this week by a state of emergency declared to contain deadly...

19 June 2012

“Bloggers are cultural mediators” Interview with Ivan Sigal

Ivan Sigal, Executive Director of Global Voices, spoke with Amnesty International Germany about the origins and goals of Global Voices. He explains in particular the role of bloggers in the...

14 June 2012

Netizen Report: Intervention Edition

Throughout this week's edition we highlight examples of government intervention to limit free speech online, ostensibly "for the greater good". We begin in Kuwait, where a Shi’ite man has been...

8 June 2012

Taiwan: Facebook's Deactivation of User Accounts Triggered Free Speech Concerns

Several Taiwanese activists and politicians had their Facebook accounts suspended on June 1st, which triggered Taiwanese users' concern over the limitation on free speech.

7 June 2012

Nabeel Rajab: Tweeting from prison!

Nabeel Rajab, the President of Bahrain Centre for Human Rights , who was released on bail last week, has been arrested again. Just like last time, Nabeel Rajab is detained for...

Netizen Report: Telecoms Edition

In this week's survey of the struggle for freedom and control of the global Internet, our team begins in Ethiopia where the introduction of new telecommunications infrastructure is creating a...

2 June 2012

Hong Kong: A Large Number of Facebook User Accounts Suspended at the Eve of Annual June 4 Vigil

Every year, before the annual vigil of June 4th Massacre in Hong Kong, concerned citizens would urge their friends to attend the vigil together via Facebook and other social media....