· September, 2013

Stories about Free Expression from September, 2013

26 September 2013

Moroccan Editor Arrested for Terrorist Video Coverage

Ali Anouzla was arrested last week after his news site featured an article about a video allegedly posted online by Al-Qaeda. Some believe the article gave authorities a convenient excuse...

25 September 2013

Queer Pakistan is Blocked: Double-Edged Sword of Media Coverage?

A newly launched website to support Pakistan's LGBT youth has been banned by the authorities. Was Queer Pakistan a victim of its own successful publicity?

Worried About Surveillance? Welcome to the Indian World, Says Sherman Alexie

Surveillance has always been present for Native Americans and minorities in the US, says Alexie. The NSA's spying program is only exposing the majority of the country to what others...

24 September 2013

Interview: Researcher Sonya Yan Song on Censorship in China

Sonya Yan Song is a researcher and computer programmer working on current trends in online news censorship China. In a recent study, she has sought to quantify deletion rates for...

20 September 2013

The End of Silence in Syria: Interview with Syria Untold

Leila Nachawati talks with Advox about Syria Untold, a new project that is bringing together artists, activists, and journalists engaged in creative, non-violent resistance to the Assad regime.

18 September 2013

Bangladesh's ICT Act Stoops to New Lows

New amendments to the law all but endorse warrantless arrests and detentions of suspected offenders -- anyone who publishes "fake, obscene or defaming information in electronic form."

11 September 2013

What's a Rumor? Judiciary Guidelines Face Scrutiny in China

Human rights lawyers and even Communist party scholars are questioning the legal legitimacy of China's campaign against online "rumors".

9 September 2013

Minister Wins Damages Against Zambian Gossip Website

In a US court, Zambia's Deputy Commerce Minister has won a lawsuit against Zambian gossip site Kachepa360. Critics fear that citizen media sites reporting on government activities may soon face...

5 September 2013

Hundreds Arrested for Spreading ‘Rumors’ on China's Ideological Battlefield

Two weeks ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping ordered the Communist Party's propaganda machine to build "a strong Internet army" to "seize the ground of new media". Over 450 bloggers and...

3 September 2013

Press Release: Internet Activists Demand Release of Bahraini Blogger Mohammed Hassan

Global Voices Advocacy and bloggers around the world are calling for the release of Mohammed Hassan (Safybh), a young Bahraini blogger and human rights advocate who has been held in...