Stories about Advocacy from July, 2014
The charges against the bloggers give a sense of what the Ethiopian government is fighting: dissent, not terror.
Linking is what made the Web what is today -- restricting this function poses a threat to the very nature of the open Internet.
Global Voices community member Alexander Sodiqov has been released from jail, but still faces wrongful charges of treason. This blogger - his former student - hopes for Alexander's swift release.
Experts say the billion-yuan “stability maintenance industry” is designed to help the government tighten its grip over public opinion online -- and to turn a profit.
Government officials renew calls for filtering and monitoring of the Internet under the pretext of "fighting terrorism" -- could this mean the end of Tunisia's Internet rights renaissance?
Some are speculating that the site was pressured to shut down as part of a wider crackdown by Beijing on Hong Kong's media.
Russia's Twitter users no longer have access to @b0ltai, an account belonging to a hacker collective that has leaked several Kremlin documents to the Internet over the past 7 months.
Although unlikely, should Russia’s decryption project succeed, it could endanger millions of Internet users whose interest in online anonymity is far from nefarious.
Israeli social media strategist Niv Calderon is waging a war of words on Palestine. “There is a media war, and each citizen, each computer user, is a soldier,” he says.
The presiding judge ruled that while the review fell "within the scope of freedom of expression" its title was defamatory.
The nine bloggers and journalists, four of them Global Voices members, have rejected the charges and are preparing a defense for their August 8 trial.
Global Voices' community member Alexander Sodiqov is not a British spy. And #FreeAlexSodiqov is an international movement. This vigil - a month after his arrest - proves it.
The Facebook accounts of prominent Vietnamese activists have been suspended after being reported for abuse by suspected government supporters known as 'opinion shapers'.
Learn about Gulf Center for Human Rights efforts to raise awareness about online activists facing harassment and legal challenges in Saudi Arabia.
A Facebook page featuring multiple posts in Hebrew calling for violence against Palestinians and Arabs has been active for three weeks.
In this edition of Digital Citizen, a review of human rights and technology news in the Arab World, we look at how conflict across the region is affecting online speech.
Abu Al-Khair was charged with “insulting general order” and “inflaming public opinion”.
To help people keep track of what’s what in Russian cyberspace, we've compiled a list of the most important laws to hit the RuNet in the past two years.
Bahraini satirist micro-blogger Takrooz is being held on accusations of "inciting hatred against the regime" on Twitter.
In the eyes of parliamentarian Yelena Mizulina, the Russian Internet is a pretty scary place. Learn about the Cyber Nanny's latest filtering initiative with this handy breakdown from RuNet Echo.