· January, 2013

Stories about Advocacy from January, 2013

31 January 2013

International Privacy Day: Anti-Surveillance Success Stories

January 28 marked International Privacy Day. Different countries celebrated this day calling attention to their own events and campaigns. This year, EFF is honoring the day by sharing some advocacy...

Surveillance Camp I: Mapping Strategies to Counteract Online Spying in Latin America

This is the first in a series of posts mapping state surveillance challenges in Latin America and lessons learned at EFF's State Surveillance Camp in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

26 January 2013

Understanding Free and Open Source Software

We received an email from Richard M. Stallman (RMS), after publishing an article about the Egyptian demonstration calling for the government to adopt Free Software. Tarek Amr digs deeper into...

Zambia: Foreign Minister's Phone Tapped

Zambia's Foreign Minister, Given Lubinda, is under pressure to resign from the ruling Patriotic Front party. He is accused by the party's disciplinary committee of leaking information to online publications....

Video Advocacy Races Forward: 2012’s Dangers & 2013’s Solutions

Video is increasingly at the nexus of opportunity and danger for human rights activists. Video helps activists to document, confront, circumvent, and lobby against oppressive authorities—but it also allows those...

Open Source Design Tools for Human Rights Activists

The world's premier human rights organizations often have entire communications teams with dedicated graphic designers to celebrate their work. But not every organization can afford to have a designer. There...

25 January 2013

Colombia: Copyright Law Rejected by Constitutional Court

On Wednesday night, October 23, 2012, the Colombian Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional Articles 13 and 14 of the Law 1520, better known as Lleras Law 2.0. The proposed law provides...

23 January 2013

Resources: Guide to Creating Facebook Pages with Impact

It's no small task for small organizations and activists to put together a strategic Facebook page, and navigating around Facebook's setup pages can be confusing. Originally published in Arabic, Social...

21 January 2013

GVA 2013: Activating Our Global Network

In our effort to amplify the voices and stories of people around the world that are less commonly heard in mainstream media, Global Voices has become a robust network of...

19 January 2013

South Korea: How to Regain Ownership of the Internet

On January 11, 2012, Network Neutrality Forum, an alliance of South Korean Internet freedom-concerned civic organizations, hosted a public workshop to discuss ways to increase civic participation in global Internet...