· August, 2013

Stories about Human Rights from August, 2013

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Advocates Condemn New Filtering System in Pakistan

  22 August 2013

IT Minister Anusha Rehman says the new system will allow the government to lift its nearly year-old ban on YouTube, leaving only “objectionable” videos blocked on the site. Meanwhile, many other sites will remain blocked.

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From North to South, the Government is Watching You

  16 August 2013

While many eyes remain fixed on the surveillance activities of the United States, citizens in Colombia, Mexico, Panama and many other Latin American countries are also at risk of abuses by their own national governments.

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A Starving Blogger's Vietnam Crusade

  10 August 2013

Vietnamese dissident blogger Dieu Cay, who is currently in prison, went on a 35-day hunger strike this summer in protest of prison conditions. Though repression continues, observers say that for every blogger that's struck down, several others rise to take his place.

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Six Years in a Russian Prison for Sharing Porn?

  2 August 2013

A Russian blogger got in trouble with local authorities after reposting pictures from a nightclub's social networking page featuring half-naked patrons engaged in striptease contests and public sex acts.

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