· September, 2013

Stories about Human Rights from September, 2013

20 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.

18 September 2013

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."

16 September 2013

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?

11 September 2013

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".

5 September 2013

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...

3 September 2013

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...

1 September 2013

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...