· July, 2012

Stories about Advocacy from July, 2012

Mexico: The Government Signed ACTA While Mexicans Were Asleep

The Mexican government signed its adhesion to ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) on Wednesday, July 11th. 2012 in Japan while it was the middle of the night in Mexico. Netizens showed...

“Don’t Fear the Internet”: New Campaign About Freedom of Expression by NGO ‘Derechos Digitales’

Building on the momentum of the UN's recent decision to designate online freedom of expression a human right, the NGO “Derechos Digitales” (“Digital Rights”) recently launched the online campaign “No...

A Campaign for Syrian Bloggers

The number of citizen journalists and bloggers arrested in Syria rises daily. A new campaign--for blogger Hussein Ghrer--seeks to raise awareness of the blogger's plight.

A Declaration of Internet Freedom

Recently, a number of groups came together to create a Declaration of Internet Freedom. To date, the Declaration has been signed by more than 1300 organizations and companies and continues...

Netizen Report: Blackout Edition

This week we focus in on Russia, where the government has proposed a draft bill that would censor the Internet in ways similar to China's Great Firewall. Russia's Wikipedia went...

Syria Files: More Western technology for the Syrian regime

Western technology has played a key role in providing the Syrian regime with tools to track and repress citizens for years. The latest Wikileaks files on Syria, which include more...

Netizen Report: Journalism Edition

In this week's Netizen Report we highlight the growing role for citizen journalism in nations that are undergoing political unrest. We begin in Iraq and Syria, before moving to Mexico,...

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