· May, 2013

Stories about Advocacy from May, 2013

Internet Governance and ICANN: Reflections from Beijing

Last month’s ICANN meeting in Beijing was the largest in the Internet governance body's history. Held in Beijing, the meeting, featured a broad range of topics that often connected complex...

Hungary: Government Limits FOIA Transparency Law

Last week, Parliamentarians in Hungary took action to change the country's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in an effort to limit the scope of data accessible to the public under...

Peru: How Will the TPP Affect Users?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a free trade treaty that looks to integrate the economies and markets of the Asia-Pacific region, could have adverse effects on Internet users' abilities to access...

Malaysia: News Sites Face Attacks on Eve of Elections

The general election campaign period in Malaysia has triggered what independent news site MalaysiaKini is calling “China-style censorship.” In recent weeks, independent news sites Harakah Daily and MalaysiaKini have suffered...

In Violation of Constitution, Ethiopian Blogger Will Face 18 Years in Prison

On May 1, the Ethiopian Supreme Court upheld the conviction and extreme sentence of award-winning online journalist Eskinder Nega, who now faces 18 years in prison. Mohamed Keita of the...

The Future of the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nearly 60 specialists and members of civil society gathered in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss the future of the Information Society in Latin America in the Caribbean. In the two sessions,...

TPP: Biggest Threat to Global Internet Since ACTA?

The United States and ten governments from around the Pacific region will soon meet to hash out the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP). Negotiations of the agreement have been secretive...

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