Stories about Free Expression from November, 2013
Prominent Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested in Cairo late Thursday night. Supporters suspect the arrest took place under Egypt's new anti-protest law.
Japan's House of Representatives passed the controversial State Secrecy Protection Bill on Tuesday, November 26 despite criticism from journalists and human rights advocates.
"Hello darling! Your beloved 404 is back." Activists fear that a new government agency, charged with investigating ICT-related crime, may usher in a new regime of surveillance and censorship.
The controversial bill seeks to impose tougher penalties for leaking national secrets. Critics fear it could curtail media freedom and the right to information.
New research from the Citizen Lab investigates government pressures on Asian companies developing instant messaging apps, information controls on LINE apps, and implications for users.
Tens of thousands of Sina Weibo users are being punished for posting "personal attack comments" or re-publishing messages posted by other users. Welcome to China's ever-broadening battlefield of online censorship.
Macedonia releases one journalist and arrests another. Journalist Zoran Bozinovski was arrested in Serbia on November 7, 2013 on an Interpol warrant requested by Macedonian authorities.
On Saturday, November 9, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced publicly the government's decision to block several websites that track the unofficial price of foreign currency.
The Thailand government is proposing amendments to its already draconian Computer Crimes Act that would allow authorities to block websites without seeking court approval.
In August, the Chinese Community Party launched a campaign against unauthorized political commentary online -- according to a new study, the campaign is working.