Stories about Human Rights from October, 2013
At IGF 2013, only one session was devoted to Internet policy issues in the Arab World. How is it that panelists at this session barely breathed a word about human rights violations in the region?
Be careful where you look, what you touch, and how you walk -- the government may be watching. Ramiro Alvarez Ugarte explains how Argentina's biometric data collection system infringes on citizens' privacy.
Live from Bali, Indonesia, watch Advoxers Hisham Almiraat, Ellery Biddle, Sana Saleem, Nighat Dad, and other friends of GV talk about what's at stake for user rights at this year's event.
Iran's new president has become a regular Twitter user, despite the fact that the site, along with Facebook and countless other sites, remain blocked inside the country. Could this be a sign of bigger changes for Iran's Internet?
Two independent online journalists have filed a complaint against Ethiopia at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. They are challenging the country’s abuse of its anti-terrorism law to suppress free speech.
Dilma Rousseff's UN speech was met with praise from digital rights advocates around the world. Human rights lawyer Eduardo Bertoni argues that this is a positive development, but actions speak louder than words, he cautions.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pledged to make Brazil an international pioneer for human rights online. Policy expert Carolina Rossini weighs in on what this could mean for the future of the global Internet.
Ethnic group leaders in Zambia are finding government surveillance devices planted under their thrones and even in their bedrooms.
This week on GV Face, Global Voices' weekly video hangout series, we talk with Brazil author Raphael Tsavkko, Internet policy expert Carolina Rossini and Joana Varon, an author of Brazil's Marco Civil da Internet bill.
Both off and online, censorship is still enforced in several Southeast Asian countries through the use of draconian laws and strict media regulation.
Safy is a regular guy who has worked as an IT officer until he saw his friend get shot by riot police during the first weeks of the revolution. He could not be the ‘regular guy’ after this.
New proposed measures against slander and libel on social networks, including mandatory installation of surveillance cameras at Internet cafes, could have a big impact on free expression and privacy.
Transparency activist and journalist Barrett Brown has been indicted for doing something many of us do every day: posting a link on the Internet.