Stories about Advocacy from April, 2014
For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.
Media workers in Zambia will soon face even greater constraints from both employers and state regulators.
Government opposition groups say authorities are posting their personal information and contact details -- and even issuing death threats -- on social media.
Do we have a new roadmap for global internet governance? This week's hangout is from the Net Mundial conference in São Paulo, Brazil.
Reporting from Sao Paulo, Sarah Myers writes that for members of civil society, "the outcome was less a step forward for online rights than many had hoped."
An all-star panel including Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, musician and former Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil, and Web We Want campaign lead Renata Avila discusses human rights and the Internet.
The NETmundial is a one-off event, with no legal framework to hold anyone accountable to its outcomes -- so what exactly are we all doing here?
Brazil's landmark rights-protective Internet bill has now become law -- yet some activists feel that human rights protections have become diluted in the current text.
Last night, Brazil's Senate approved the landmark Marco Civil law, just hours before the start of the highly anticipated Internet governance meeting, the NETmundial.
In Mexico, demonstrators came out in favor of a public Internet that upholds net neutrality and freedom of expression.
This week we look at threats to media workers in Myanmar, a win for file sharing in Spain, and the curious new geography of Crimea, according to GoogleMaps.ru.
Tunisian award-winning collective blog Nawaat has launched its own whistle-blowing platform: Nawaat Leaks.
Yusuf Siyaka Onimisi was detained shortly after he posted a series of photos and eyewitness reports on an escape attempt by several members of the northern Nigeria-based Boko Haram.
@Ciaxon was allegedly detained after tweeting his eyewitness account of a shootout between Boko Haram terrorism suspects and state security that left 20 dead.
This week's Netizen Report looks at troublesome laws affecting speech in India, Mozambique, and Zambia, along with a proposed surveillance measure in Kosovo.
ZunZuneo not only obtained mobile phone numbers for half a million Cubans without their knowledge or consent -- it also observed and analyzed (read: surveilled) their communications for "political tendencies."
A Moscow city councilman is promoting legislation that would require all online social networks to house users’ personal data on servers located on Russian soil.
Fellow bloggers have accused an Islamist student organization of distributing false propaganda that rallied a mob against the two bloggers and led to their arrest.