· August, 2012

Stories about Advocacy from August, 2012

Netizen Report: Assam Edition

This week we begin in the Indian state of Assam, which has faced religious conflict after the spread of rumors of violence against Muslims on social media became a self-fulfilling...

Colombia: CELE Analyzes Constitutionality of Bill Lleras 2.0

The Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE, according to its Spanish acronym) requested to be considered as “friend of the court” in order to...

Infographic: You Are Not Safe Online!

This infographic shows the various ways that your online information is at risk.

Tips for Citizen Journalists Using YouTube's New Face Blur Tool

This guest post from WITNESS provides tips on using YouTube's new facial blurring tool.

“Don't Fear the Internet”: Copyright and Online Freedom of Expression

At this stage of the "Don’t fear the Internet" campaign we will focus on how some specific copyright laws and practices end up discouraging the use of the Internet for...

Assange Asylum Granted After Threats from UK Authorities

This morning, Thursday 16 August, 2012, in a press conference streamed from the website of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Ricardo Patino declared that the country would grant...

Middle East and North Africa Netizen Report: First Edition

In this first edition of the Middle East and North Africa Netizen Report, we look at various threats facing netizens in the region, from the widespread use of a surveillance...

Netizen Report: Search Edition

This report starts off in the Googleplex, looking at a series of challenges Google has faced over the management of its search results. From there, we turn to other Sovereigns...

“Don't Fear the Internet”: Chile's Voto Ciudadano initiative

"Don’t Fear the Internet", an initiative that seeks to highlight the importance of online freedom of expression, looks at the case of "Voto Ciudadano" (Citizen Vote), a platform that gives...

Netizen Report: Pan-African Edition

This week's Netizen Report starts out in Sub-Saharan Africa, where we look at how Pan-African organizations and a number of countries are debating issues of free expression online. From there,...

Tweeting the Principles of Internet Freedom

In an effort to promote the principles of an open Internet, Mera Szendro Bok encourages readers to tweet the Declaration of Internet Freedom.

Brazil: Congress to vote on “Bill of Rights” for Internet users

The Marco Civil da Internet, a "bill of rights" for Internet users proposed in Brazil, would represent a paramount advance in country's progressive digital policymaking agenda. Officials expect the law...

Netizen Report: Olympic Edition

This week's report focuses on the Olympics. While the opening ceremony celebrated freedom and creativity, the games have in reality been plagued by widespread censorship and restrictions online. In addition,...

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