· November, 2012

Stories about Advocacy from November, 2012

Netizen Report: Cyber-Police Edition

  2 November 2012

This week's Netizen Report begins in the Netherlands, where the government is encouraging legislation that would enable greater police surveillance online. From there, we move to Canada, where legislation has been proposed granting police greater online monitoring power. Then, we move to the United Nations, United Kingdom and beyond.

Spain: Journalists Fined After Revealing Corruption in Catalonia

  1 November 2012

Marta Sibina and Albano Dante, editors of the citizen media magazine Cafè amb Llet, have been fined 10,000 euro for libel. They uploaded to YouTube a video strongly criticizing the lack of transparency in public healthcare financing in Catalonia, implicating Josep Maria Via, president of Barcelona MAR Health Park Consortium and healthcare advisor to Catalan President Artur Mas.

Six Month Jail for Insulting Bahrain King on Twitter

  1 November 2012

One of four Twitter users, detained in Bahrain and reportedly charged with insulting the country's king, was sentenced to six months in prison today. Bahraini lawyer Mohammed Abdulameer tweets [ar]: @wastilawyeR: One of those accused of insulting the King of Bahrain was sentenced by the Criminal Court to six months...

EU to Tighten Rules on Surveillance Technology Exports

  1 November 2012

“It is unacceptable that regimes in Syria and Iran can use European technologies to violate human rights”. Marietje Schaake Activists have been fighting the battle against technology exports to repressive countries for years. To track and surveil citizens online, regimes such as Mubarak´s in Egypt or Assad´s  in Syria have relied...

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