· July, 2013

Stories about Advocacy from July, 2013

31 July 2013

Netizen Report: The Manning Verdict

In the US this week, Bradley Manning was convicted of twenty charges filed against him by the US government. In the MENA region, bloggers face new threats from government.

#FreeSafy – Bahrain Arrests Blogger in Dawn Raid

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Hassan was arrested at dawn today. His telephone and computer were confiscated. Netizens are calling for his release.

29 July 2013

New Philippine Congress Tackles Digital Rights

After only a week in session, lawmakers have proposed multiple laws that seek to protect user rights online and promote public access to the Internet.

24 July 2013

Netizen Report: India Suspends Mobile Broadband in Kashmir

This week's report begins in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, where the government has responded to ongoing religious tensions by throttling Internet access.

22 July 2013

‘Mechanisms of Censorship’ in Ecuador's Communications Law

The controversial new law, among other things, imposes limits on corruption investigations and jeopardizes the dissemination of information of public interest.

19 July 2013

Another Journalist Arrested in Zambia

After Wilson Pondamali was arrested and his home searched by police, users reported that independent news site the Zambian Watchdog was inaccessible within Zambia.

17 July 2013

Digital Citizen المواطن الرقمي 1.0

Digital Citizen is a monthly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. This is our first edition.

Snowden Airport Saga Polarizes Russian Human Rights Community

Human rights defenders in Russia are divided over Edward Snowden and the Kremlin's treatment of the former NSA subcontractor who remains in jurisdictional limbo at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

16 July 2013

Netizen Report: France Bags ‘Hadopi’ Law, Germany Pushes for Data Protection

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. We begin this edition in the EU, where last...

15 July 2013

MERCOSUR and the Future of the Internet in Latin America

Last Friday, Latin American government leaders issued a strong statement against the mass surveillance of their citizens by the US government at an emergency meeting of MERCOSUR. Activists, academics and...