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Stories about Human Rights

2 October 2015

Indonesian Student Detained Under Cyber Law for Police Extortion Video

"Is defamation the reason for Adlun's arrest or was he arrested for revealing facts about police [behavior]?"

30 September 2015

Facing Sweeping Surveillance Bill, French Public Falls Between Alarm and Indifference

Civil liberties defenders say a pending bill could catapult France into a new position of power in the field of international Internet surveillance.

25 September 2015

Zone9 Bloggers Are Not Alone: More Ethiopian Netizens Face Terrorism Charges

Alongside the now-famous case of the Zone9 bloggers, there are many detained Ethiopian bloggers, online activists and politicians whose names are not yet on the map.

24 September 2015

Jailed Activist and Artist Atena Farghdani Protests Mistreatment With Hunger Strike

“They have tarnished my daughter’s reputation in prison. They are playing with her integrity with their [ugly] words."

23 September 2015

The Arrest of Arash Zad, Iran's Start-Up Kid

A popular technology blogger and pioneer of Iran's start-up scene is quietly arrested at Tehran's international airport. A strange turn of events for someone not involved in an dissident activity.

21 September 2015

Digital Citizen 3.7

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

17 September 2015

Netizen Report: Refugee Crisis Inspires Both Love and Hate Online

Juan Arellano, Mary Aviles, Ellery Roberts Biddle, Sam Kellogg, Hae-in Lim and Sarah Myers West contributed to this report. Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges,...

16 September 2015

Iran's Hardline Supreme Council on Cyberspace Consolidates Power Over Internet Policymaking

Iran's Supreme Leader is strengthening his hold over Internet policy through the Supreme Council for Cyberspace.

15 September 2015

Veteran Thai Journalist Detained After ‘Attitude-Adjustment’

"Freedom can't be maintained if we're not willing to defend it," Pravit tweeted on the day of his detention.

9 September 2015

Digital Citizen 3.6

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.