· June, 2014

Stories about Free Expression from June, 2014

14 June 2014

Social Media Sites Unblocked in Iraq, But Is Worst Yet to Come?

"Apparently blockage of social media sites were removed now in #Iraq, the fear is that the Gov is getting ready 2 cut the Internet," tweets Mohamed Najem.

Revolutionary Band Laal's Facebook Page is Now Accessible in Pakistan. Hooray? Not Really.

The unblocking of Laal was a minor battle won in the war over Internet content -- a war we are losing.

13 June 2014

BREAKING: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube Blocked in Iraq

Local media and at least one ISP are reporting that the Ministry of Communications ordered Internet providers to shut down Google and social media sites, fearing security risks.

Interview: Thailand's Coup Brings Self-Censorship, Curtailment of Free Speech

In this interview with a Thai citizen, we learn the impact of the ongoing military coup on the media and online freedom of expression in Thailand.

New Study: How to Archive Public Information in the Era of Habeas Data

As more and more public information becomes freely accessible, how should these documents be managed? Advocates in Latin America, a global leader access to public data, tackle the question.

12 June 2014

Delfi v. Estonia: Website Liability for User Comments Would Stifle Free Expression

Comment is free - until it isn't. The European Court of Human Rights will soon decide whether websites should be held legally responsible for the content of user comments.

11 June 2014

Malaysian PM Sues News Site for Libel

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is suing Malaysiakini website for libel over reader comments on two articles that paint Najib in a negative light.

Meeting with Putin, Industry Leaders Ditch Users on Digital Rights

Vladimir Putin attended a much-anticipated meeting with Russian Internet industry leaders in Moscow today. Did they discuss Internet freedom? Barely.

10 June 2014

Icing the Virtual Cake: Jordan's Draft Telecom Law

A newly proposed telecom law would give the Telecommunications Commission broad powers to criminalize and block various types of online content.

5 June 2014

On 1st Anniversary of Snowden Revelations, World Governments Urged to End Mass Surveillance

A year after Edward Snowden revealed governments' large-scale monitoring of individuals, an international group comprising nearly 350,500 organizations and individuals are rallying in support ofNecessary and Proportionate Principles .

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