· March, 2014

Stories about Advocacy from March, 2014

12 March 2014

Russia’s Best News Portal Decimated

In Russia’s jingoist climate today, it is now much easier for corporate owners and state authorities to meddle in the politics of the country’s news websites.

Facebook Status Criticizing Crimea Occupation Gets Journalist Fired

Alexander Erenko re-posted a critical comment calling on Putin to "occupy" Russia's Vologodsk Region, where public infrastructure is in disrepair and many are without access to healthcare.

8 March 2014

Video Exposes Police Abuse in Venezuela (or is it Colombia?)

One video's journey across Latin American digital activist circles underscores the challenges of monitoring and verifying evidence of human rights violations.

6 March 2014

100 Days in Prison Without Trial: The Story of Alaa Abd El Fattah

Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah completed his 100th day in prison without trial yesterday. Watch this video to learn about his case.

5 March 2014

Mexico and US Censor Activist Site, with Help of GoDaddy

Activists in Mexico confirmed that the Government of Mexico worked with the US Embassy in Mexico and GoDaddy.com to censor 1DMX.org, a platform for news and discussion of social unrest...

#KholoBC Viral Music Video Fights Pakistan's YouTube Ban

#KholoBC, a rap video denouncing Internet censorship in Pakistan, has gone viral on Pakistani social media.

4 March 2014

Ukrainian Journalists Take Regime's Corruption Public With YanukovychLeaks

A team of Kyiv-based journalists discovered a plethora of damaged legal, financial and other documents on former President Yanukovych's property, salvaged them and are releasing them on a new website.

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