· August, 2012

Stories about Free Expression from August, 2012

29 August 2012

Colombia: CELE Analyzes Constitutionality of Bill Lleras 2.0

The Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE, according to its Spanish acronym) requested to be considered as “friend of the court” in order to...

28 August 2012

South Korea: Internet “Real Name” Law Violates the Constitution

The South Korea Supreme Court decided on August 23, 2012 that the Internet “real name” policy is unconstitutional. From local media outlet, Kyunghyang Shinmun: The judges unanimously voted that clause...

23 August 2012

EFF's Guide to ‘Keeping Your Site Alive’

EFF's new guide, 'Keeping Your Site Alive,' offers key strategies for keeping a website online in the event of a denial of service attack.

22 August 2012

“Don't Fear the Internet”: To Create is to Express Yourself

Creating, informing, and thinking differently have always been viewed with suspicion. In a new video, NGO Derechos Digitales encourages Internet users to "not fear the Internet" and to support an...

18 August 2012

“Don't Fear the Internet”: Copyright and Online Freedom of Expression

At this stage of the "Don’t fear the Internet" campaign we will focus on how some specific copyright laws and practices end up discouraging the use of the Internet for...

16 August 2012

Assange Asylum Granted After Threats from UK Authorities

This morning, Thursday 16 August, 2012, in a press conference streamed from the website of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Ricardo Patino declared that the country would grant...

10 August 2012

“Don't Fear the Internet”: Chile's Voto Ciudadano initiative

"Don’t Fear the Internet", an initiative that seeks to highlight the importance of online freedom of expression, looks at the case of "Voto Ciudadano" (Citizen Vote), a platform that gives...

8 August 2012

Argentina: New Study Analyzes Human Rights Impact of Online Surveillance Practices

"Online surveillance: What does monitoring and detecting content on the Internet mean?" is a new article by the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE)...

7 August 2012

“Don’t Fear the Internet”: An Infographic

We’ve already shown you how the Internet, without freedom of expression, loses its value; and how this right involves things as simple as choosing a domain name. Now we present...

6 August 2012

Tweeting the Principles of Internet Freedom

In an effort to promote the principles of an open Internet, Mera Szendro Bok encourages readers to tweet the Declaration of Internet Freedom.