· January, 2015

Stories about Advocacy from January, 2015

Iranian Women's Rights Advocate Mahdieh Golroo Released From Jail

Last October, a wave of acid attacks against women created a public uproar in Iran. When police failed to respond, protests and online campaigns against government inaction swept the nation.

Hong Kongers Should Have the Right To Be Forgotten, Says HK Privacy Commissioner

Commissioner Chiang argues that concerns about the policy infringing on freedom of expression are "overblown".

Global Voices Calls for Immediate Release of Jailed Online Media Workers and Activists

Today, the Global Voices community released a statement condemning the imprisonment of bloggers, media workers and online activists from China to Bahrain.

‘I Am Shuhrat': Tajiks Come to Jailed Lawyer's Defence on Facebook

Shuhrat Qudratov, a Tajik lawyer with a reputation for defending politically endangered clients, has been sentenced to nine years in prison on charges many citizens feel are bogus.

Fact-Checking the Hype Surrounding FireChat in Hong Kong's Protests

Pro-democracy protesters downloaded smartphone chat app FireChat in droves amid rumors of an Internet shutdown. In the rush to cover the phenomenon, media outlets got some things wrong.

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