· December, 2013

Stories about Advocacy from December, 2013

31 December 2013

Happy New Year from Team Advox!

Wishing our writers, readers, and the entire Global Voices community a happy and peaceful 2014.

13 December 2013

Syrian Cartoonist Akram Raslan Reportedly Killed by Regime

Uncertainty continues over the fate of Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan, winner of the Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning for 2013, arrested in October 2012 by the Assad regime.

Non-Violent Activist Razan Zaitouneh Kidnapped in Syria

Four activists, among them internationally acclaimed non-violent activist Razan Zaitouneh, were kidnapped by unidentified masked gunmen, sparking a call for their immediate release.

9 December 2013

Spain: Public Safety Bill or Threat to Civil Rights?

A new "anti-protest" bill in Spain could prohibit calling for protests via the Internet, circulating riot images during demonstrations, and "violence against street furniture."

6 December 2013

Controversy Smolders Over Japan's State Secrecy Bill

An unusually diverse range of groups are making urgent last-minute appeals against Japan's State Secrecy Protection Bill. Meanwhile, a ruling party leader compared protesters to "terrorists".

3 December 2013

UN Experts Condemn Detention of Vietnamese Blogger Le Quoc Quan

Le Quoc Quan was arrested in December 2012 on trumped-up charges of tax evasion -- but experts suspect that the "real purpose" of his detention and prosecution was to silence...