· June, 2013

Stories about Human Rights from June, 2013

“Advocacy,” yes, that is what we do

Pilar Sáenz, trained physicist and now software and free culture activist, comments on the concept of "advocacy" for digital rights in Colombia and describes the creation and achievements of RedPaTodos,...

Nepali Journalists Arrested for Reporting on College Students’ Sex Lives

Three Nepali journalists were arrested on charges of publishing indecent and defaming content online. Police took them into custody after officials at a public university complained that the journalists had...

China: Real Name Registration May Threaten Ethnic Minorities

Under China's new real name registration policy, Internet users are being asked to submit personal information such as their home address, national ID number, and a photograph, in order to...

Mexico: Advocates Demand Investigation of FinFisher Spyware

Human rights activists and journalists in Mexico are demanding an investigation of the possible use of FinFisher surveillance software in Mexico. Advocates suspect that the software has been used to...

Vietnam: Bloggers Arrested, Accused of Spreading “Anti-State” Propaganda

Three prominent bloggers in Vietnam have been arrested in less than a month. All three are accused of spreading anti-state propaganda.

VIDEO: Experts Speak on Role of Whistleblowers

The revelations of the recent NSA leaks are explosive, but Edward Snowden is not the first whistleblower to leak information to the public about government operations. Oxford-based project Free Speech...

Everyone's Rights are at Stake: Global Reach of US Surveillance Programs

Last week's revelations about phone and Internet surveillance programs run by the US government's National Security Agency (NSA) sent shock waves throughout the United States and the western media, but...

Bangladesh Unblocks YouTube After Eight-Month Ban

Bangladesh's telecommunication authorities have unblocked YouTube in Bangladesh after 260 days of restricting access within the country to the video sharing website.

‘Free My Internet’ Movement Rises in Singapore

A new licensing scheme for news websites announced by Singapore's Media Development Authority has been denounced by many as a censorship measure. A group of concerned netizens calling themselves the...

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