Stories about Human Rights from September, 2013
The End of Silence in Syria: Interview with Syria Untold
Leila Nachawati talks with Advox about Syria Untold, a new project that is bringing together artists, activists, and journalists engaged in creative, non-violent resistance to the Assad regime.
Bangladesh's ICT Act Stoops to New Lows
New amendments to the law all but endorse warrantless arrests and detentions of suspected offenders -- anyone who publishes "fake, obscene or defaming information in electronic form."
US Power and the Not-So-Democratic Global Internet
The US government has a disproportionately large influence on global Internet policy. What if these policies don't work for the rest of the world?
What's a Rumor? Judiciary Guidelines Face Scrutiny in China
Human rights lawyers and even Communist party scholars are questioning the legal legitimacy of China's campaign against online "rumors".
Hundreds Arrested for Spreading ‘Rumors’ on China's Ideological Battlefield
Two weeks ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping ordered the Communist Party's propaganda machine to build "a strong Internet army" to "seize the ground of new media". Over 450 bloggers and online writers have been arrested since.
Press Release: Internet Activists Demand Release of Bahraini Blogger Mohammed Hassan
Global Voices Advocacy and bloggers around the world are calling for the release of Mohammed Hassan (Safybh), a young Bahraini blogger and human rights advocate who has been held in detention in Bahrain since July.
Safeguard Your Videos with a New Guide from WITNESS
It is now easier than ever to capture video of public events and build a large archive quickly. But these files easily can be lost or damaged. WITNESS' new guide to archiving human rights video for activists is here to help.