Stories about Human Rights from September, 2014
Internet Governance and the Struggle for Control: New Study from CELE
Just as streets and highways determine how we drive through a city, the coding of the Internet has immediate influence on our conduct.
Laos Joins Southeast Asian Neighbors in Imposing Stricter Internet Controls
The new law will criminalize online criticism of government policies and outlaw "Spreading information that distorts truth or tarnishes the dignity and rights of individuals, sectors, institutions and organizations."
China Sentences Peaceful Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti to Life in Prison
"I scream for our ethnic group, but I scream louder for China," Ilham Tohti said through his lawyer.
In Crimea, No Room for Blogger Liza Bogutskaya And Her Pro-Ukrainian Views
Liza Bogutskaya's outspokenness against what she sees as Russia's illegal occupation of Crimea has made her a favorite of pro-Ukrainians online and an enemy of the Russian state in Crimea.
Global Voices’ Alexander Sodiqov Is Safe With His Family in Toronto, Canada
The wait is over. Alexander Sodiqov and family are back in Toronto after the Tajik government assented to a formal request to allow him to continue his academic work there.
Lebanon Blocks Six Porn Sites, Sparks Fears of Further Censorship
Internet users worry that the decision, made by the Ministry of Justice, could lead the government down a slippery slope to greater censorship.
The Iranian Government is Blocking Unregistered News Sites
Iranian news sites that do comply with registration requirements will receive a government subsidy.
Student in Kerala, India Arrested for Insulting National Anthem
Salman Zalman, a philosophy student and an activist from Kerala, was charged with sedition for his Facebook activities, and for allegedly "disrespecting" the Indian national anthem.
EXCLUSIVE: German Companies Are Selling Unlicensed Surveillance Technologies to Human Rights Violators – and Making Millions
Data analyzed by two leading researchers on surveillance and digital security technology suggests the majority of surveillance technologies produced by German companies have been bought and sold under the table.
Connecting Istanbul and London to Crowdsource the Web We Want Festival
On Sept. 5, the Web We Want campaign will organize a "Think-In" global brainstorming session to plan for the upcoming Southbank festival -- anyone, anywhere can get involved.
Bahraini Activist Maryam Al Khawaja Denied Entry to Her Country, Goes On Hunger Strike
Bahraini human rights activists Maryam Al-Khawaja was denied entry to Bahrain upon her arrival at the airport. Now in detention, she has started a hunger strike.