· November, 2015

Stories about Human Rights from November, 2015

With Messaging Apps Still Banned, Bangladeshis Turn to Tor (and Twitter)

It is not clear whether the government has blocked the Facebook portal or banned the use of Facebook altogether.

Global Voices Community: We Stand With Hisham

As long-time friend and community member Hisham Almiraat faces trial in Morocco this week, the Global Voices community pays tribute to a man of unquestionable character, talent and amazing kindness.

#FreeBassel: Death Sentence Rumored for Syrian Web Developer

Rumors are circulating that imprisoned Syrian-Palestinian software engineer Bassel Khartabil, also known as Bassel Safadi, has been secretly sentenced to death by the Syrian government.

Four Tanzanians Charged For Publishing Political Information On WhatsApp

Four other Tanzanians have been arrested and charged for political comments they made using the messaging service WhatsApp.

When Were You Sexually Harassed for the First Time? Brazilian Women React to Online Violence

Social networks are increasingly filled with hate speech. This alarming phenomenon, however, is being countered by creative, irreverent, and organized women's groups online.

Why Did the Giant Ears Cross the Road? To Protest State Surveillance in Macedonia

The wiretap "bombshells" released by opposition party leaders almost one year ago revealed that the communications of more than 20,000 individuals in Macedonia had been secretly recorded.

Brazil’s Modern Day Slave Owners Don't Want Their Names on the Web

Multiple court rulings have led to the censorship of Brazil's "dirty list" that identifies companies engaged in forced labor practices.

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