· December, 2012

Stories about Free Expression from December, 2012

31 December 2012

10 New Year's Resolutions to Browse the Internet Safely in 2013

As 2012 draws to a close, dear reader, here at team Advox, we've decided to suggest 10 resolutions for 2013, presented in the form of a review of the tools...

30 December 2012

China Introduces New Rules to Tighten Government's Grip Over the Internet

On Friday, December 28, China's legislature approved a new set of rules intended to tighten government control over the Internet, forcing internet and online service providers to require real name...

Bahrain: Tweet Leads Human Rights Activist to Prison

Sayed Yousif Almuhafda is the Vice President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. He is also member of the rights groups Front Line Defenders and Amnesty International. He was...

21 December 2012

What does the WCIT really mean for Internet users?

The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai failed to reach consensus last Thursday, leaving many delegates frustrated after nearly two weeks of intense negotiations. The final text of...

20 December 2012

China: Government Willingness to Expand Control Over Internet Worries Netizens

A series of articles published by state-run media outlets that justifies online real-name registration and cracking down of cyber crimes makes Chinese netizens worried about the beginning of a new...

19 December 2012

#FastforBassel: Campaign Launched for Syrian Netizen Facing Military Trial

Bassel Khartabil, also known as Bassel Safadi, is on military trial in Syria, where he is denied a lawyer. The open source software engineer and Creative Commons volunteer has been...

18 December 2012

Free Bassel: Netizen Under Serious Threat

Bassel Khartabil Safadi, a Syrian open source developer and pro-democracy activist, has completed 9 months in jail. His friends and family fear for his life as he is being prosecuted...

Right to Forget: Between Data Protection, Memory and Personal Life in the Digital Era

A new essay from the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information addresses the question of the "right to forget," one that might give back to...

12 December 2012

Global Voices Where Every Voice Counts

The idea that every voice counts is one that is very close to the notion of Global Voices as a platform and as a community. As netizens unite to have...

11 December 2012

Human Rights Day: Defending Free Expression, Online and Off

If we want to reap all the civic, educational, political, and economic benefits of an open Internet, human rights -- and freedom of expression in particular -- must be baked...