Stories about Free Expression from 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 to arrest the journalist.
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 have long experienced.
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 online news articles.
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.
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."
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".
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 similar challenges.
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 online writers have been arrested since.
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 detention in Bahrain since July.